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Slide show - Add to Context Menu in Windows

How to Add Windows Photo Viewer "Slide show" to Context Menu in Windows 7 and Windows 8
Published by Brink
10 Oct 2011
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How to Add Windows Photo Viewer "Slide show" to Context Menu in Windows 7 and Windows 8


information   Information
This will show you how to add Slide show to the context menu for when users right click on a empty area in a opened folder or library window in Windows 7 or Windows 8 to play all image files in the folder or library as a slide show with Windows Photo Viewer.

While you must be logged in as an administrator to be able to add or remove the "Slide show" context menu, all users on the computer will be able to use the context menu.

Note   Note
Normally, you could also open a folder or library that contains what you want to play in a slide show, and click on the Slide show command bar (toolbar) button.

Slide show - Add to Context Menu in Windows-slide-show_command-bar.jpg

Tip   Tip
When the slide show is playing, you can right click on the image to see and change the slide show options if you like.

Slide show - Add to Context Menu in Windows-slide-show-options.jpg

warning   Warning
If the folder or library does not have any image files in it that are playable with Windows Photo Viewer, then you will get the error below when you click on Slide show to indicate so.

Slide show - Add to Context Menu in Windows-play-all-error.jpg


EXAMPLE: "Slide show" added to context menu
Slide show - Add to Context Menu in Windows-slide-show.jpg
Here's How:

1. Do step 2 or 3 below for what you want to do.

2. To Add "Slide show" to the Context Menu
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the .reg file below, and go to step 4 below.
Add-Slide-show_to_Context_Menu.reg
download
3. To Remove "Slide show" from the Context Menu
NOTE: This is the default setting.
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the .reg file below, and go to step 4 below.
Remove-Slide-show_from_Context_Menu.reg
download
4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6. If prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7. When done, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.




That's it,
Shawn







10 Oct 2011   #1
sfjmdsp

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Thank you very much

i'm figuring out how to do this only in pictures libraries and and pictures folder in explorer.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Oct 2011   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10122
 
 

You're most welcome sfjmdsp.


Sorry, but this will be added to all root directory's context menu. The only way I know to do that is to enable your Windows Explorer command bar (toolbar) back to use the "Slide show" button on it instead.
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