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Context Menu - Right Click vs Shift Right Click

How to Expand the Windows 7 Context Menu for More Options
Published by Brink
08 Nov 2008
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How to Expand the Windows 7 Context Menu for More Options

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This will show you how to expand the Windows 7 context menu to see more available options to select from for a file, folder, desktop, Windows Explorer root window, Windows Explorer window, and the Send To menu.




Here's How:


Note   Note
  • Default Context Menu (Left screenshots below)
    • Right click on item.
  • Expanded Context Menu (Right screenshots below)
    • Press Shift and hold while right clicking on item.
    • Select the item, and press Shift + Menu button on keyboard (if available)
      NOTE: Sometimes you may also need to press the FN (function) key along with the Menu button.
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1. Desktop Context Menu
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2. File Context Menu
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3. Folder Context Menu
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4. Windows Explorer Root Window Context Menu
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6. File or Folder "Send To" Context Menu
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7. Taskbar Icon Context Menu
NOTE: This addition by Mr GRiM.
Right Click:
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Shift + Right Click or Shift + Menu button
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25 Jan 2009   #1
Chappy

Vista Ult 64bit - Windows 7 Ult 7264 64bit
 
 

Hey Shawn

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.


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04 Feb 2009   #2
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Here are some more extras when using Shift + Right Click

Without Shift

With Shift
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04 Feb 2009   #3
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Thank you Mr GRiM.

Added.
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04 Feb 2009   #4
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Your welcome Shawn.
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15 Feb 2009   #5
limneos

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit
 
 
Send To - Reveal All Hidden User Folders

Right click on a file and hover over Send To.You will see a limited number of available locations to Send To. Repeat while holding down the shift key. Now you will see all available locations revealed.

That's it.
Limneos
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15 Feb 2009   #6
NosferatuX

Windows 7 Build 7048 x64
 
 

This is a good one! Nice find Limneos.
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15 Feb 2009   #7
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Limneos,

Thank you for the addition. It has been added.
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15 Feb 2009   #8
limneos

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit
 
 

Your welcome, Shawn!

Since it's embedded here, I would like to add that if you type in start -> search: shell:sendto , it opens the SendTo folder without having to navigate to the whole path
(C:\Users\youruser name\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo) , where you can drag and drop or paste new shortcuts for the SendTo menu.

Cheers
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25 Nov 2009   #9
Greg S

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

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"
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