Monday, 29 September 2014

Add Any Application to the Desktop Right-Click Menu

From this lesson we are going to learn how we can add any application to the windows desktop Right-Click Menu/Context Menu. For learning we will show how to add notepad to the Context menu but you will be able to add any app to this menu after this lesson.

Adding Applications to the Desktop Context Menu

Step 1:
At first you have to open �Run� from your Start Menu.
Then write down �regedit� in the Run Command box and click �ok�. Then go to the following key:

Step 2:
Next, you need to create a new �key� bellow the �shell� key. Right-click on the �shell� key, & Select �New� and then select �Key�.

Write down a name which will be shown exactly in the Right Click menu.

Step 3:
Next you�ll need to create the command key that will actually hold the command used to launch the application. Right-click on the new Notepad key, and then choose New > Key from the menu.

Give this key the name �command� in lowercase.

Step 4:
In this step you need the full path to that app which one you want to put on the right click menu. First drag the cursor on that app�s exe file and press Shift + Right-Click to get the Copy as Path menu item to find this more quickly.

Step 5:
Click on �command� on the left side, and then double-click on the (Default) key in the right side to edit the string value.

Paste the full path of that app which one you copied in step 4 to the �Value data� box.
Once it�s done, it should look like this:

Finally right click on the desktop now u can see a new menu named by Notepad. Thus you can add unlimited apps on the right click menu.


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