Removing items from right click menu

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IIRC, there is a way of removing some of the right click context menu with
the help of TweakUI.
I'm darned if I can find it though!
Can somebody point me in the righ direction please!
TIA

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¦ zulu ¦
Dell Dimension XPS-T700r, 512 MB RAM, XP Pro. SP2, 21" CRT, 150DPI
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    Hi,

    TweakUI offers a way to remove items from the "New" menu which is under
    Templates.

    As for the right click menu:

    It depends on where in the right click menu.

    Go to Start/Run/Regedit and navigate to:

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\OpenWithList
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers

    Customizing Right-Click Menu Options in Windows
    http://www.jfitz.com/tips/rclick_custom.html

    ContextEdit lets you control which items appear on your context menu
    (right-click) in Windows Explorer.

    Add, Modify, Disable, Delete Context Menu Listings (Line 23)
    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

    --
    Happy Holidays,
    Kelly (MS-MVP)

    Troubleshooting Windows XP
    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com


    "zulu" <nothere@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
    news:Ylbyd.123$N97.11@newsfe5-win.ntli.net...
    > IIRC, there is a way of removing some of the right click context menu with
    > the help of TweakUI.
    > I'm darned if I can find it though!
    > Can somebody point me in the righ direction please!
    > TIA
    >
    > --
    > ¦ zulu ¦
    > Dell Dimension XPS-T700r, 512 MB RAM, XP Pro. SP2, 21" CRT, 150DPI
    >
    >
    >
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    Oops!
    I *did* mean the *New* Menu actually, but this is a _more than useful* reply
    and will be copied to my keep folder.

    TYVM Kelly
    (One of the problems with dodgy eyes is that it can get very hard to find
    things, even when I'm sure that I know where they are!)

    "Kelly" <kelly@mvps.org> wrote in message
    news:eanpkwA6EHA.1452@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
    > Hi,
    >
    > TweakUI offers a way to remove items from the "New" menu which is under
    > Templates.
    >
    > As for the right click menu:
    >
    > It depends on where in the right click menu.
    >
    > Go to Start/Run/Regedit and navigate to:
    >
    > HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\OpenWithList
    > HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers
    > HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background
    > HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell
    > HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers
    > HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell
    > HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers
    > HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell
    > HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers
    >
    > Customizing Right-Click Menu Options in Windows
    > http://www.jfitz.com/tips/rclick_custom.html
    >
    > ContextEdit lets you control which items appear on your context menu
    > (right-click) in Windows Explorer.
    >
    > Add, Modify, Disable, Delete Context Menu Listings (Line 23)
    > http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
    >
    > --
    > Happy Holidays,
    > Kelly (MS-MVP)
    >
    > Troubleshooting Windows XP
    > http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com
    >
    >
    > "zulu" <nothere@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
    > news:Ylbyd.123$N97.11@newsfe5-win.ntli.net...
    >> IIRC, there is a way of removing some of the right click context menu
    >> with the help of TweakUI.
    >> I'm darned if I can find it though!
    >> Can somebody point me in the righ direction please!
    >> TIA
    >>
    >> --
    >> ¦ zulu ¦
    >> Dell Dimension XPS-T700r, 512 MB RAM, XP Pro. SP2, 21" CRT, 150DPI
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    Kelly,

    I was browsing the Newsgroup and found this query which interests me. I have
    a lot of stuff in my right-click and wonder how to modify it.

    Line 23 of http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm reads:
    23. Run Startup Programs from the CMD Prompt Allow or Disable CD Burn
    Options

    This doesn't seem appropriate to the problem

    Is there another place I should look?

    Trevor L.
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    I also found it inappropriate :-(

    "Trevor L." <tandcl@homemail.com.au> wrote in message
    news:%23KZWY676EHA.1404@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
    > Kelly,
    >
    > I was browsing the Newsgroup and found this query which interests me. I
    > have a lot of stuff in my right-click and wonder how to modify it.
    >
    > Line 23 of http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm reads:
    > 23. Run Startup Programs from the CMD Prompt Allow or Disable CD Burn
    > Options
    >
    > This doesn't seem appropriate to the problem
    >
    > Is there another place I should look?
    >
    > Trevor L.
    >
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    My bad. Has been since removed and replaced with
    http://www.jfitz.com/tips/rclick_custom.html
    The one I had listed on line 23 required a registration.

    --
    Happy Holidays,
    Kelly (MS-MVP)

    Troubleshooting Windows XP
    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com


    "Trevor L." <tandcl@homemail.com.au> wrote in message
    news:%23KZWY676EHA.1404@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
    > Kelly,
    >
    > I was browsing the Newsgroup and found this query which interests me. I
    > have a lot of stuff in my right-click and wonder how to modify it.
    >
    > Line 23 of http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm reads:
    > 23. Run Startup Programs from the CMD Prompt Allow or Disable CD Burn
    > Options
    >
    > This doesn't seem appropriate to the problem
    >
    > Is there another place I should look?
    >
    > Trevor L.
    >
  6. Recently installed a program on my computer that was giving me problems. When I uninstalled the program it left behind a right click menu option which was causing all sorts of problems with my computer. Thanks to Kelly I was able to look in the locations specified and sure enough there it was. Deleted it and it disappeared like magic. Computer is running good now thanks again.
  7. BIG THANK YOU!!!


    kelly said:
    Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    Hi,

    TweakUI offers a way to remove items from the "New" menu which is under
    Templates.

    As for the right click menu:

    It depends on where in the right click menu.

    Go to Start/Run/Regedit and navigate to:

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\OpenWithList
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers

    Customizing Right-Click Menu Options in Windows
    http://www.jfitz.com/tips/rclick_custom.html

    ContextEdit lets you control which items appear on your context menu
    (right-click) in Windows Explorer.

    Add, Modify, Disable, Delete Context Menu Listings (Line 23)
    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

    --
    Happy Holidays,
    Kelly (MS-MVP)

    Troubleshooting Windows XP
    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com


    "zulu" <nothere@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
    news:Ylbyd.123$N97.11@newsfe5-win.ntli.net...
    > IIRC, there is a way of removing some of the right click context menu with
    > the help of TweakUI.
    > I'm darned if I can find it though!
    > Can somebody point me in the righ direction please!
    > TIA
    >
    > --
    > ¦ zulu ¦
    > Dell Dimension XPS-T700r, 512 MB RAM, XP Pro. SP2, 21" CRT, 150DPI
    >
    >
    >
  8. I have found the following nirsoft shell menu view to very helpful

    http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/shell_menu_view.html

    It is totally free ( a 37 kb download )

    After installing nch switch sound file converter it had left my computer with a lot of unwanted explorer right click context menu items. ie "convert video" file "edit video file" similar items for photos and documents.
    I found it was difficult to tell from the registry where to disable these from. Shell menu view gives a good overall insight and makes it very easy to customise your right click and especially removed unwanted items. Its free and I totally recommend it.
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