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Anonymous
April 3, 2005 3:51:38 PM

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

How can I add an entry to the context menu I get when I right click
on the desktop?

The default menu contains: Arrange Icons By; Refresh; Paste; etc.
Anonymous
April 3, 2005 3:51:39 PM

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

Add or remove entries in the New objects list (ShellNew)
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/shellnew.htm

Add items to the New menu (aka ShellNew entries)
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/shellnewadd.htm

Manage the context-menu entries for folders, drives and Namespace
objects
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/context_folders.htm

Customize Context Menus
http://www.annoyances.org/exec/show/article02-026

Customize the right click context menus
http://www2.technobabble.com.au/article182.html

Creating Context Menu Handlers
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/libr...

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

Or here...
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_c.htm

Scroll down to:
Context Menu - Customizing Windows Explorer Context menu
(right click menu in windows explorer)


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Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:962D78A76BA9B51D7E@204.153.244.156,
Bill Woods <woods_b@emercom.com> hunted and pecked:
> How can I add an entry to the context menu I get when I right click
> on the desktop?
>
> The default menu contains: Arrange Icons By; Refresh; Paste; etc.
Anonymous
April 4, 2005 12:14:28 AM

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

Hi Bill,

If you want to add a new ShellNew entry, follow Wesley's post. OTOH, a
context-menu handler is actually a program (DLL) and if you've programmed
any, you need to add the GUID here, for it to appear when you right-click a
blank area in the Desktop:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers

BTW, the only handler added by Windows is the "New" menu:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\New

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"Bill Woods" <woods_b@emercom.com> wrote in message
news:962D78A76BA9B51D7E@204.153.244.156...
> How can I add an entry to the context menu I get when I right click
> on the desktop?
>
> The default menu contains: Arrange Icons By; Refresh; Paste; etc.
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