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Context Menu - Add Shortcuts with Icons

How to Add Shortcuts to Context Menu with Icons in Windows 7
Published by kintomaniac
22 Aug 2009 - Views: 107449
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How to Add Shortcuts to Context Menu with Icons in Windows 7


Note   Note
To add items to the context menu refer to Mr Grim's context menu shortcuts tutorial or download context menu tweaker.


After adding shortcuts follow the steps given below to add icons to the shortcuts:
1. Open regedit. (open startmenu enter 'regedit' in search and hit enter)

2. Navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell\ in the registry.

3. Click on shell to see the context menu items.

4. If you have added firefox u will see firefox inside the shell key.
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5. Click on firefox and the in the values pane right click and click 'new' and then 'expandable string value'. Name the new value 'Icon'.
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6. Right Click on 'Icon' and click modify and in the edit string dialog enter the path of the icon file.(the file must have .ico extension)
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7. Click on OK and you're done.
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Tip   Tip
TO MAKE THIS ITEM VISIBLE ONLY ON "SHIFT + RIGHT CLICK"
1. Follow steps 1-4 above.
2. Click on firefox and the in the values pane right click and click 'new' and then 'String Value'. Name the new value 'Extended'.








22 Aug 2009   #1
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Nice Work!

Here are some icons for anyone who wants to put them into a folder so they can be added to the Context menu.

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To make it easier, you can add the above folder to the windows directory and use this registry tweak to automate adding the context menu shortcuts and pictures which will will look like this.

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Attached Files
File Type: zip Context Menu Icons.zip (265.4 KB, 2229 views)
File Type: reg Context menu Shortcuts.reg (6.1 KB, 1783 views)
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22 Aug 2009   #2
kintomaniac

windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr GRiM View Post
Nice Work!

Here are some icons for anyone who wants to put them into a folder so they can be added to the Context menu.

Attachment 24730

To make it easier, you can add the above folder to the windows directory and use this registry tweak to automate adding the context menu shortcuts and pictures which will will look like this.

Attachment 24742
thanks Mr.Grim
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27 Aug 2009   #3
areyouwant

Windows 7
 
 

Thank you very much...Good job !!
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27 Aug 2009   #4
kintomaniac

windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

your welcome
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27 Mar 2010   #5
nonpasaran

vista
 
 

hi
i have a problem
i did this tuttorial (Context menu shortcut add ons.)
and this one its ok it's done



but i can't add any other applications there
in tuttorial example is firefox but how did you add it in regedit?
i tried add chrome but i failed
i add regedit a new value as named chrome but its not worked
can any one explain how i can add other applications there please?




i solved it
i forgot to write at the end of the path chrome.exe
i write it and it work now
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28 Mar 2010   #6
kintomaniac

windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

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14 Aug 2010   #7
devilanshuman

windows 7
 
 
help

i need to add an icon near the nvidia control panel......help plzz
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24 Nov 2010   #8
RealPetChicken

Windows Seven Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

this forum is awesome like always. Thanks for the tutorial.
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27 Nov 2010   #9
killer bee

windows7 Ultimate SP1 x32bit
 
 

Its not work for me!
I can't clear what should i do in step 6!


Please help!
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