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Windows 7: Context menu cleanup time!

03 Mar 2014   #21

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

great tips (Removing format from context menu)

If you know your way around ya MS keyboard (f2 rename, ctrl+x|c|v cut|copy|paste etc)... why not get rid of all them duplicate context menu entries?

You need to take ownership of shell32.dll.mui (in sys32\en-us). make a copy, and modify the copy with resource hacker. (I deleted each menu item, from menu > 210, leaving just the shortcut item)

Compile the changes, rename the original file, and paste the new copy of shell32.dll.mui to windows\system32\en-us

If you're on 64-bit, copy the new file to windows\syswow64\en-us also (after taking ownership and renaming the original).

The result?

(Current) new extended context

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02 May 2014   #22

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
Useful MUI (Context shortcut key) Modifications

Hi guys, after some success with fixing "safely remove (system tray) context-menu entries (Eject)", I thought I'd see if I could sort some other "annoyances". Here's what I found

Close window/Close All windows (Taskbar jumplist)

(updated to allow keyboard shortcuts, ie
352, "&Close window"
353, "Close &all windows")

Pin/Unpin (Taskbar jumplist)

(updated, ie)
338, "&Pin this program to taskbar"
339, "&Unpin this program from taskbar"

Take ownership (\Windows\System32\en-US\explorer.exe.mui), compile and save (resourcehacker), restart explorer...

Now you can close an app / app group quickly (great if you don't have a middle mouse button or you're a context-menu-junkie : )
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