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Select all - Add to Context Menu in Windows 7

How to Add "Select all" to the Context Menu in Windows 7
Published by Brink
17 Mar 2011
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How to Add "Select all" to the Context Menu in Windows 7


information   Information
By default in Windows 7, you have to either click on Edit (Menu bar) and Select all, or press CTRL+A to select all items in a Windows Explorer window.

This will show you how to add Select all to the context menu of a file, folder, drive, desktop, and library to be able to easily select all items in a Windows Explorer window in Windows 7.

You must be logged in as an administrator to be able to do this tutorial.

warning   Warning
Do not use this in Vista since Vista does not have libraries. Use the tutorial below for Vista instead:

How to Add "Select all" to the Context Menu in Vista


EXAMPLE: "Select all" added to context menu
NOTE: You would right click on a file, folder, drive, or on empty area on the desktop, in a folder window, or in a library window to see these.
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OPTION ONE
To Add "Select all" to Context Menu
1. Click on the Download button below to download the .reg file below, and save it to your desktop.
Add_Select_all.reg

download
2. Right click on the downloaded .reg file and click on Merge.

3. Click on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK when prompted.

4. Select all has now been added to the context menu in Windows 7.

5. If you like, you can now delete the downloaded .reg file.




OPTION TWO
To Remove "Select all" from Context Menu

NOTE: This is the default setting.
1. Click on the Download button below to download the .reg file below, and save it to your desktop.
Remove_Select_all.reg

download
2. Right click on the downloaded .reg file and click on Merge.

3. Click on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK when prompted.

4. Select all has now been removed from the context menu in Windows 7.

5. If you like, you can now delete the downloaded .reg file.
That's it,
Shawn







17 Mar 2011   #1
StalkeR

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 / Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Lol! Select all on right click. This willl be for someone who is lazy and don't want to put the hand on keyboard to press Ctrl + A.
Just kidding,another excellent tutorial Shawn!


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17 Mar 2011   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Thank you Boshko.

LOL, yeah, it's a pain to have to use the keyboard when we can just right click and click away.
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20 Mar 2011   #3
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Another excellent timesaver Shawn, Thanks!
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20 Mar 2011   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Thank you Derek.
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07 Apr 2011   #5
Magikill

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Thanks Shawn as usual I have found great use for this.

To explain why I need the right click options may help people understand how beneficial it is for someone like me, see I have a problem with my spine and sit in a chair custom made for me so I am in less pain and turning to type hurts more than right clicking :-)
Maybe now you can understand my posts like
"omfg your awesome thank you so much" etc... hehe

Thank you once again for making my life so much easier.

Michael
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07 Apr 2011   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Michael. I hope your back gets better.
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08 Apr 2011   #7
Magikill

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Thanks for the kind words :-)
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19 Nov 2012   #8
Rockit

Windows 7 Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Magikill View Post
Thanks Shawn as usual I have found great use for this.

To explain why I need the right click options may help people understand how beneficial it is for someone like me, see I have a problem with my spine and sit in a chair custom made for me so I am in less pain and turning to type hurts more than right clicking :-)
Maybe now you can understand my posts like
"omfg your awesome thank you so much" etc... hehe

Thank you once again for making my life so much easier.

Michael
Hi Michael,

Just a short note to let you know you are not alone with this issue. I have been forced to learn to use the On Screen Keyboard with the mouse due to a injury and condition that makes typing very difficult and painful. I have been useing this program to give me 2 options to enable the quicker and easier mouse feature. I cannot get it to work on my new Windows 7 64 bit setup yet.

Take Care

Select All
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19 Nov 2012   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Man, we're getting really lazy.
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