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Windows 7: add entries to the Taskbar context menu?

01 Apr 2014   #1
jonnyhotchkiss

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
add entries to the Taskbar context menu?

Hi, do you know how to add entries to the Taskbar context menu?

I have a desktop context menu to restart Explorer, but it makes sense to have that functionality on the taskbar context.

Thanks!


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01 Apr 2014   #2
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Main lap Asus ROG 7 Pro
 
 

Jonny mate don't quite get the gist of what you mean so show us a shot of the Explorer desktop context menu. If am right and I think you mean right click the taskbar and that window comes up then I don't know how it can be done but seeing the Explorer one might give us an inkling.
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02 Apr 2014   #3
jonnyhotchkiss

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

When you right-click the taskbar, you have some options



This info is defined in explorer.exe.mui (in Windows 7, in en-us) under string table 205 > 1033

205 MENU
LANGUAGE LANG_ENGLISH, SUBLANG_ENGLISH_US
{
POPUP ""
{
MENUITEM "&Adjust date/time", 408
MENUITEM "&Customize notification icons", 421
MENUITEM SEPARATOR
MENUITEM "Casca&de windows", 403
MENUITEM "Show windows s&tacked", 405
MENUITEM "Show windows s&ide by side", 404
MENUITEM "&Show the desktop", 407
MENUITEM "&Undo", 416
MENUITEM SEPARATOR
MENUITEM "Start Tas&k Manager", 420
MENUITEM SEPARATOR
MENUITEM "&Lock the taskbar", 424
MENUITEM "P&roperties", 413
}
}

I'd like to add an entry, "R&estart Explorer", and point it to my batch (kill and restart explorer.exe).

So, the question is: what are the numbers (and can new ones be created)?!

thanks
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02 Apr 2014   #4
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Main lap Asus ROG 7 Pro
 
 

Hum getting quite in depth here jonny I know when I right click (unfortunately I am on my 8.1 laptop right now) I get start new task see pic


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