| By Fred Langa |
Freeware tools make it simple to change your right-click menu options.
You can also safely alter your system’s context menus with some quick manual Registry edits.
How to change Windows’ right-click menus
Reader Brian Holmes wants to prune Windows’ context menus — the options that appear when you right-click on a file or folder. His request is about Windows 7, but the context menus in all Windows versions can be modified by the same methods.
- “Finally, I have migrated to Windows 7 via a fine laptop. One issue that I cannot solve is how to remove unnecessary items from the right-click context menu. I didn’t say ADD — just remove.
“I see utilities out there, but they’re usually far too complex or confusing. Other suggestions involve hacking the Registry and are never as certain as they should be.
“Can you suggest any specific ideas?”