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Windows 7: Display Properties missing from desktop context menu...


15 Jul 2010   #1

Win 7 HP 64bit and XP Pro 32bit
 
 
Display Properties missing from desktop context menu...

Running Windows 7 HP x64....

I noticed a few days ago that when I rt clkd on my desktop that the 'Display Properties' option is missing from the context menu. I can access the various settings thru the CP but I'd like to fix the desktop context menu so I can disable the desktop cleanup wizard as well. Any suggestions? Most every thing I've googled deals with various missing tabs...not the missing menu option itself. I'm sure it's probably a reg key somewhere but I haven't a clue.

Tia...


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15 Jul 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

When I right click my screen I don't see a display properties option. I see graphics properties which pulls up the options I have though the Intel driver software. I also see personalize and screen resolution. When did you start using 7? I was confused at first too and don't like having to shuffle through all the options to change what I could in one menu before either, but it is what it is. I wish I could be of more help
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15 Jul 2010   #3

Win 7 HP 64bit and XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Just installed last month...I can get to all the setting thru the CP but what I'm after is the option to disable the desktop cleanup wizard.
Tried this regedit...no luck. http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...e-disable.html
When I rt clk the desktop there's no 'Properties' in the context menu...personalize, gadgets ect are all there tho.

I hope my Ati Catalyst driver isn't responsible for it's disappearance...:s
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15 Jul 2010   #4

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

I'm confursed, or you are. There is no Display Properties option on the desktop context menu. And, there is no desktop cleanup wizard in Windows 7. Sorry. A Guy
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15 Jul 2010   #5

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 

What you need are these reg keys:
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15 Jul 2010   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Zaxx,

By default, Display is not listed in the desktop context menu like it is in the Control Panel (icons view). Instead you would normally click on Personalize, then click on Display at the bottom of the left pane.

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Hope this helps,
Shawn

UPDATE:
In addition, the Desktop Cleanup Wizard is not in Windows 7 like XP.


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16 Jul 2010   #7
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Zaxx,

Fresh out of the tutorial oven for you. It will add Display DPI Settings to the desktop context menu.

Display DPI Settings - Add or Remove from Desktop Context Menu
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17 Jul 2010   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Another good one Shawn, thanks

A Guy
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17 Jul 2010   #9
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome Bill. Thank you.
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