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Windows 7: Add your name to right click menu

27 Jun 2010   #1
Abhishek Ghosh

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, Mac OS X 10.6
 
 
Add your name to right click menu

You will end up with something like this one:

1. Click Start button.

2. Type “regedit” there (without quotes) like this screenshot:

3. Right Click over regedit link and select by clicking “Run as Admin..”

4. Accept the security prompt ( if appears). You will get this window:

5. Go to

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\Shell :

6. Right Click over it and create a “New Key” :

7. Give it any name, so that you can remember, for example, I have given it “Name“:

8. Now, go to the right sided pane, change value of “Default” to your desired name by right clicking over it and Modifying it which you want to show in Desktop context menu (its very important step). I have chosen ~:: ABHISHEK ::~ in this tutorial.

9. Now right-click on the new key e.g; “Name” and select “New -> Key“. Give the new key name of command.

10. Right click on the default value to modify it:

11. I have used explorer.exe in this example to open Library after clicking my name in context menu. But you can use any other command key as you like.

12. If you end here, the thing will look like this screenshot, but fully functional:

13. For obvious reason, you will want two more things, (1) to change its position and (2) Add an icon to it.

14. For changing the position right click on the right sided pane and create a string value named “position” :

15. You can modify now the data of the string value to “top” or “bottom”

16. Similarly, create another string value, named “icon“. You have to enter the data for the icon string too. If you set it to explorer.exe,13 , it will give the users icon. You can play with the numbers starting from 0 after the comma, each number will give unique icon as compiled under explorer.exe. I have done it in 64 bit version, in 32 bit, the number may be different.

So, the Finished reg value should look like this:

Now, Right click over the desktop:

Hope you enjoyed it!

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27 Jun 2010   #2
Arc

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Nice tutorial there, Abhishek . Just one question - what will happen if I click it ? Will it lead to C:\Users\<username> ?
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27 Jun 2010   #3
Abhishek Ghosh

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, Mac OS X 10.6
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
Nice tutorial there, Abhishek . Just one question - what will happen if I click it ? Will it lead to C:\Users\<username> ?
Thanks mate.

If you do the exactly what I have shown, it will open the Library.

Its that 11th step, which directs what will be executed after clicking (in Win 7 running explorer.exe will open library), you can use other parameters to modify it.

It is possible to add a cascading menu for that particular "name" and add multiple options (Like Right click> Abhishek>Music,Videos,Admin account ). But, I dont recommended it; it will increase the response time after right clicking for computer with lesser memory.
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27 Jun 2010   #4
Arc

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Thanks for the clarification, pal
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27 Jun 2010   #5
Abhishek Ghosh

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, Mac OS X 10.6
 
 

More clarification for the icon:

The first parameter defines the dll or exe file you cant you use (like a folder), the number after comma separation defines which icon to be used. You can use any dll or exe file which contains icons (look using resource hacker). I used that same explorer.exe file for icon does not means it is must to use same named/same application icons. Infact, you can create an icon of you (custom), make a exe file (better, also can use dll) using resource hacker, compile it and put it in Windows folder.
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