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Windows 7: Is it possible to remove 'Cut' from Win 7 context menu?

09 Feb 2014   #1

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Is it possible to remove 'Cut' from Win 7 context menu?

I was wondering whether it is possible to remove the 'Cut' entry from the Windows 7 right-click context menu. If so, how would I do this?

Thanks

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09 Feb 2014   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Do you want this for all context menus or of some specific application? Many applications have a context menu with a cut entry and ultimately it is the application that controls their own context menus, usually with no options for customization. I don't see this as being a practical thing for general use. For a specific application - maybe.
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09 Feb 2014   #3

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Oddly enough, I was interested in whether or not is was possible to remove 'Cut' completely - i.e. not just for a specific application. I have my reasons, trust me!
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09 Feb 2014   #4

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I suppose this could be done with some heavy duty and difficult programming but the results would be very fragile. I mention this only as a matter of interest, not as a practical proposition.

Because so much in Windows can be changed many people get the impression that virtually everything can be customized. That is NOT the case.
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16 Feb 2014   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Ubuntu 13.10
 
 

Would love to know if it's possible too.
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16 Feb 2014   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

My advice would be to give up on this idea. For most applications there is no practical way to do this.
Read my previous post.
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16 Feb 2014   #7
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xpabl0b View Post
Oddly enough, I was interested in whether or not is was possible to remove 'Cut' completely - i.e. not just for a specific application. I have my reasons, trust me!
Maybe there is a work around if we knew this?
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17 Feb 2014   #8

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I don't know of any way, via registry or program to remove the default context menu commands (cut, copy, delete , rename).

Most handlers are located in

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers

But not the default windows commands. I don't think it is even possible with Group Policy. You can for applications, and browsers, but not windows itself. That said, as mentioned, perhaps there is a workaround for the reason you have. A Guy
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