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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

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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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1 Week Ago   #9

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pardon me for playing devils advocate - but how could his reasoning have any bearing on whether its possible or not? either it is - or it isnt?

Just popping in due to looking for the same thing. My reasoning is the fact im super OCD/Anal and like things as simple and clean looking as can be attained. I dont forsee myself ever using Cut when I have Copy available. It would technically present an extra "step" required in some situations but the tradeoff for one less item in the context menu is a no brainer for me

That all being said, the ones I am stuck with (cant find a way to remove) it seems are :

1) Cut
2) Open (i can open things by double clicking so the open/merge command is unnecessary redundency at its finest)
3) Preview
4) Rotate Left/Right
5) This ones a Doozy! The "Open in New Window" entry. I have found out how to remove it but each and every time it completely breaks my File Explorer shortcut in the taskbar. It throws a "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action" error. This can only be reversed/resolved by re-adding the Open in New Window here entry to the context menu as far as ive been able to tell.

Gah!

Thats about all of em. If i can get rid of even one or two of those I'll be satisifed to a much greater degree than I am now.

ive come SO far yet stuck/stopped short of being satisfied with my context menu. Its one of those all or nothing things it appears.

Anyways... this site and its sister/parent sites rule :P
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1 Week Ago   #10

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Quote:
pardon me for playing devils advocate - but how could his reasoning have any bearing on whether its possible or not? either it is - or it isnt?
It doesn't. We don't think it's possible. But if he has a specific reason, we may be able to help him in another way. If his reason is similar to yours, just wanting to remove it, then we'd have no alternative

Look at ShellMenuView for Preview, and possibly some Open. Rotate might be added by your image viewing program, and may show as well. Your choices will differ from mine, and anyone else's.

A Guy
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