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Windows 7: Context Menu - Right Click vs Shift Right Click

03 Dec 2009   #10
LAUBO

Vista and Seven
 
 

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I wonder if there's a way to make this behaviour the default one...instead of having to hold the Shift key and right click, just right click for the expanded context menu. I'll have to look thru the contextmenuhandlers an see if this can be accomplished.
Yes, find in the registry the one you always want to show, in the right hand pane, delete the string value "Extended"
Hey! I'm not very familiar with the registry (at least not enough to browse it and find stuff), but I wouldn't mind having the right-click on open windows in my taskbar to be default 'shifted'. Where can I find the taskbar 'Extended' in the registry? Thanks.


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30 Dec 2009   #11
mb2

Win7 HP x64
 
 

I'm sorry if this has been answered in another thread but I haven't seen a solution anywhere.

1) Is there a way to have the right-click context menu pop up where you right click instead of always above the program?

2) If not, is there a way to permanently enable the shift + right click behavior for the Win7 taskbar without having to hold shift down? I find the location of the new context menus to be annoying. I like the old way where the menu would pop up where I right click and not always in the same spot above the taskbar.
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31 Dec 2009   #12
tazenman

XP and Win 7
 
 
Thanks

Thanks Greg S. This was the only thing that was driving me nuts with Windows 7. Now it is perfect! I am a programmer and work a lot in the CMD window!

Happy New Year to you and everyone else! Be Safe!!
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01 Jan 2010   #13
LAUBO

Vista and Seven
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LAUBO View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Greg S View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
I wonder if there's a way to make this behaviour the default one...instead of having to hold the Shift key and right click, just right click for the expanded context menu. I'll have to look thru the contextmenuhandlers an see if this can be accomplished.
Yes, find in the registry the one you always want to show, in the right hand pane, delete the string value "Extended"
Hey! I'm not very familiar with the registry (at least not enough to browse it and find stuff), but I wouldn't mind having the right-click on open windows in my taskbar to be default 'shifted'. Where can I find the taskbar 'Extended' in the registry? Thanks.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tazenman View Post
Thanks Greg S. This was the only thing that was driving me nuts with Windows 7. Now it is perfect! I am a programmer and work a lot in the CMD window!

Happy New Year to you and everyone else! Be Safe!!

Hey dude, as I mentioned earlier, I'm not familiar enough with the registry to find my own solution. Can you help me? Where is the string value "Extended" located?

Happy 2010!
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01 Jan 2010   #14
Greg S

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LAUBO View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LAUBO View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Greg S View Post
Yes, find in the registry the one you always want to show, in the right hand pane, delete the string value "Extended"
Hey! I'm not very familiar with the registry (at least not enough to browse it and find stuff), but I wouldn't mind having the right-click on open windows in my taskbar to be default 'shifted'. Where can I find the taskbar 'Extended' in the registry? Thanks.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tazenman View Post
Thanks Greg S. This was the only thing that was driving me nuts with Windows 7. Now it is perfect! I am a programmer and work a lot in the CMD window!

Happy New Year to you and everyone else! Be Safe!!

Hey dude, as I mentioned earlier, I'm not familiar enough with the registry to find my own solution. Can you help me? Where is the string value "Extended" located?

Happy 2010!
I'm not in Win 7 at the moment. I've searched for something that might make it easier for you. Have a look at this brief outline on ShellMenuView
Access and Customize Windows 7's Extended Context Menu - TechSpot
lol, I'm glad I searched that for you because I've used ShellMenuView before and never noticed the extended menu part of it.
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18 Jan 2012   #15
ycxw2008

江苏省
 
 

This is a good one! Nice find Limneos.
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18 Jan 2012   #16
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

As usual, nice work Brink.

I knew about the command window trick, but I didn't realise that there were so many other hidden options.
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18 Jan 2012   #17
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Thank you Lehnerus.
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18 Jan 2012   #18
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Keyboard Menu button

This also works using the "Menu button" on the keyboard (i.e. "Shift + Menu button" also brings up the extended context menu).
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18 Jan 2012   #19
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Thank you Lehnerus. I forgot about that one. Added.
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