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Author Topic: [Help] I want to remove some entries from the context menu  (Read 4740 times)

VSiAQ

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[Help] I want to remove some entries from the context menu
« on: June 02, 2006, 09:44:51 AM »
Everytime I right click my mouse, choose New, there's a long list of new things I could make, however, I just want to leave only one entry: New text document. I'd like to remove all of them as well as adding some of my frequently used file extensions, but can't find where to start.

I know PowerToy for WinXP could do that, but I don't want to install it just to remove some entries, then uninstall it completely. Is there any software out there only have this feature?

If not, could you tell me how to this manually? I like to edit the registry much, so it's not a problem  :(

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Re: [Help] I want to remove some entries from the context menu
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2006, 09:49:54 AM »
If you download TweakUI from Microsoft (check you get the right version for your Windows version) it allows you to remove "New" entry items with a single click. If you do a Google search for TweakUI you should find it easily.

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Re: [Help] I want to remove some entries from the context menu
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2006, 10:01:59 AM »
As I said, I know TweakUI from Microsoft could do this task, but I'm looking for an app that do only this task, not any thing else.  ;)
TweakUI is a all-in-one tweak program, and it's not what I'm interested in.

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Re: [Help] I want to remove some entries from the context menu
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2006, 06:55:45 PM »
Well, cleaning the registry by hand could be a long way.
You have to go to classes root, search for "ShellNew"-key unter unwanted .* extension entry
like CLASSES_ROOT\.doc\ShellNew | NullFile

A tool 4U could be
ShellMenuView
Web Site: http://www.nirsoft.net/

others are
jv16 RegCleaner
jv16 PowerTools 1.3.0.195 (last uncripped freeware)
EasyCleaner from http://personal.inet...toniarts/ecleane.htm
RegSeeker from http://www.hoverdesk.net/

all must only be unzipped, or installed once only, then copy the install folder

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Re: [Help] I want to remove some entries from the context menu
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2006, 02:48:58 AM »
Thank you very much, AbteriX ;D

It works like charm. Just have to delete these unneeded keys and my context menu is better than ever!  :-*


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Re: [Help] I want to remove some entries from the context menu
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2006, 03:46:44 AM »
Thanks a lot abteriX,
shellMenuView reduced my rightclick context menu times from 2-3 seconds to a few ms.! a jewel.

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Re: [Help] I want to remove some entries from the context menu
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2006, 06:02:40 AM »
Fine  ;D        U R welcome  :Thmbsup:

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Re: [Help] I want to remove some entries from the context menu
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2006, 07:09:24 AM »
Excuse me for asking but how do you use shellMenuView to remove items from the "new ..." list (which is what you asked for)? I can't see any of them actually listed?

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Re: [Help] I want to remove some entries from the context menu
« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2006, 09:14:19 AM »
shellMenuView cant do the "new ..." list.
i think the OP manually search the registry for "ShellNew" and delete.
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Re: [Help] I want to remove some entries from the context menu
« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2006, 03:31:47 PM »
"jv16 PowerTools" or his older "RegCleaner 4.3.0.780" are better for to remove ShellNew entries.

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