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Windows 7: Context Menu Add Play with Foobar Option!

19 Jan 2011   #1

WIN 7 x64
 
 
Context Menu Add Play with Foobar Option!

Hello folks,
I need little help with this question, I want to add when i right click anywhere on folder or file option to open file/folder with foobar player.. i want that option anytime i right click....ANYWHERE...

also same thing for Photoshop/notepad/excel options as well...

Thanks for any help i looked @ couple of tutorials but nothing shows exactly what i want!

Thanks


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19 Jan 2011   #2
ie9

Windows 7 Ultimate (SP1)
 
 

Try this: Default Programs - Associate a File Type or Protocol

If you set the file types to open with foobar, there might be an option in the context menu. Don't know for sure, but worth a shot
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19 Jan 2011   #3

WIN 7 x64
 
 

DId try it but didnot work
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20 Jan 2011   #4

 
 

FileMenu Tools is a third party application that allows you to customize the context Menu of Windows Explorer. It lets you:
  • Add some built-in utilities that perform operations on files and folders.
  • Add customized commands which run external applications, copy or move to a specific folder, or delete specific file types.
  • Configure the "Send to..." sub-menu.
  • Enable or disable commands which are added by other applications to the context menu.
Also, take a look at this tutorial that won't give you the exact command you're looking for, but may provide some clues as to how to set it:
Customize the Right Click Menu in Windows 7 - Make Tech Easier
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20 Jan 2011   #5

WIN 7 x64
 
 

yes i want to have something like command or reg-edit trick if someone can make little walk through would be gr8...so i can apply this to all my question then another SOFTWARE...

thanks
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20 Jan 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

I'm just about to make a new entry for one of my editors so I'll just write it up

Make sure your registry is backed up !! I never had any problems but you never know Murphy is real

OK..here goes
Start regedit as Admin and go to

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell

Right click on shell and create a new key. Name it something useful like "Open with Foobar" (I use UltraEdit here)

Now right click on the just created key and create a new key under that one, which has to be named command
Now with command the active key, go to the right window, double click Default and give it the path to your program after that a space and %1

Now you can right click on any file type and have the option you want.
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20 Jan 2011   #7

WIN 7 x64
 
 

question on the path...i have x64 system and i have created the folder here in regedit...

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell\

is that correct..? here's picture for it
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20 Jan 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Does it work ??? (i don't have a 64 Bit system right now so I'm not too sure about the differences in the registry but this is basic stuff the should be identical for all versions of Windows 7 and Vista
Of course there is always more than one way to skin a cat.
I create mine always in
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell like my picture showed

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If your method works, stick with it, if not...try mine
Of course you know if you right click on any file, foobar can't handle don't expect anything useful to come from that. I used this method for my editors since they can handle whatever I throw at them. Like UE can open EXE/DLLs etc like a HEX editor in case I have to "hard core" patch.

-DG


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20 Jan 2011   #9

 
 

You could always place a shortcut in the 'Send To' folder, which will show up in the Send To fly out menu (in the right click context menu):

C:\Users\USER NAME\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo

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21 Jan 2011   #10

WIN 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by James Colbert View Post
You could always place a shortcut in the 'Send To' folder, which will show up in the Send To fly out menu (in the right click context menu):

C:\Users\USER NAME\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo

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James
This works like charm and the software works too thanks guys for all the help!
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