If we use a Windows computer in our day to day, surely we know and use its context menu, from which we can copy and move files, create folders, send documents to a specific place, customize their settings, among other functions. What we may not know is that this menu can be customized, to deactivate and add the functions that best suit our needs. For this, today we are going to see which are the best applications that will allow us to carry out this useful work.
The Windows context menu is that panel that appears every time we right-click on a specific Windows element. Depending on where we press, it will show us a series of different options. This panel can serve as a shortcut to locate and execute different functions that make it up, so if we are able to adapt it to our tastes and needs, we can save time.
Easy Context Menu
With this application we can make a lot of interesting and useful options to improve and organize the Windows context menu . It has a wide set of features that we can add without having to modify anything in its configuration, as well as remove all those options that we are not interested in. This will allow us to access the most used Windows components quickly and easily . We will have tools to delete temporary files, lock the keyboard and mouse, among others.
Easy Context Menu is a completely free application that we can download from its website .
This program will be of great help to us to adjust the Windows context menu according to the file format we select. It allows us to edit the context menu entries, so that we can delete and add new entries with just a few clicks. ContextEdit will allow us to work with all kinds of files and extensions. Simply select a certain extension from the list, to activate its corresponding command to find a key file type, so that it can control more than one extension.
If you want to try all the functionalities that ContextEdit offers to improve and personalize the contextual menu, you can download it completely free .
If we want to optimize and modify the options available in the context menu of Windows Explorer, we can choose a tool called ShellExView. With it we can control all the extensions of the system , so we can deactivate and activate each one of them as best suits us. This program will show us a list with all the details such as the version, description or file name.
Installing and running ShellExView is completely free, so we only have to download it from the developer’s page.
This simple application will not help to remove all kinds of context menu items from Windows and Internet Explorer. It has different cleaning options that will help us with everything we don’t need, automatically showing us all the context menu items found in the system. All of these items are displayed organized by category : menu items, drives, folders, and directories. It has an intuitive design which will allow us to carry out most of the actions quickly.
If you want to use this application you can download it for free .
With this Microsoft-owned application it will help us to locate and deactivate all the applications that are started when Windows starts , whether they are in the Windows Registry or other additional files. Once located, it allows us to go directly to its corresponding key in the Registry or deactivate them so that they do not automatically run again. Thanks to this tool we will be able to eliminate all unnecessary startup processes with the possibility of being able to re-activate them later.
If we want to download Microsoft Autoruns we can do it for free from its website.
This useful tool will allow us to customize and modify the Windows context menu to our liking . With it we can add all kinds of custom commands to the menu, as well as configure the “Send to …” menu and enable / disable commands that add other applications to the menu. It will also allow us to register or remove dll and ocx files, copy / move to a certain folder, rename selected files, search for and replace one text with another among the elements we select, among other functions.
To start using Filemenu Tools, we will only have to download it for free from the developer’s website .
Right Click Enhancer
This application will allow us to manage the context menu of Windows Explorer to our liking , eliminating all those commands that we do not use, as well as adding new ones. We can change the name of the files in batches, verify their integrity, associate file types. From the Explorer context menu, it is also possible to manage the content of the “Send to …” menu by adding new file types or creating new files with existing content. Its main advantage is that it is very light and hardly consumes system resources, so it will not affect the general performance of our computer.
Right Click Enhancer has a free version that we can download from its website . Additionally, we can purchase its full version for 11.99 euros.
Right-Click Extender v2
With this application we will be able to insert different elements in the contextual menu of Windows using the functions of the right button without making changes in the Windows Registry . As it is a portable tool, it does not require installation and we can launch it from any external medium such as a hard drive or USB key. With it, we can add functions such as creating a list of files, opening with the notebook, taking possession, hiding and showing files or folders, among others. It also allows us to access system functions such as disk cleaning or defragmenting a drive. The application occupies few system resources so that it can be used on all types of computers.
If we want to discover all the advantages that Right-Click Extender v2 offers, we can download it completely free of charge .
This tool will allow us to manage all the elements that make up the context menu of Windows Explorer. It will allow us to load all the elements in a table showing their name, the file extension, the action it performs and the path of the executable. In this way, we can activate or deactivate all the entries we select, open them with the registry editor or copy them to a text file.
To start using Nirsoft ShellMenuView, we must download it for free from its website.