Desktop Context Menu


  1. Posts : 1,965
    win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
       #1

    Desktop Context Menu


    The context menu ( right click desktop) has lost it. EX: click new .txt doc and nothing comes up. Some of the others do not work (most). I looked at a tutorial for it and there was some reg files to restore change etc.. Also seen a link for shmnview-x64.zip. Before I bork everything, is the tutorial the place to start?
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  2. Posts : 9,537
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
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    Just checked mine and a text icon shows up on my desktop. Nothing in it as I haven't put anything in it.
    Try typing a doc, save, right click to shortcut it to desktop and drag and drop it into that text doc icon.
    I normally don't want that on my desktop anyway. IMO
    Hope I haven't confused you as I need more caffeine to get going.
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  3. Posts : 1,965
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       #3

    Howler


    I don't follow. I am wanting to work of the context menu. Have another cup maybe two.
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  4. Posts : 9,537
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    HammerHead said:
    I don't follow. I am wanting to work of the context menu. Have another cup maybe two.

    Instead of coffee I should be drinking something stronger.
    Sorry for the misunderstanding.
    Can you snip it as to what you want?
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    Last edited by The Howling Wolves; 04 Aug 2010 at 16:45.
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  5. Posts : 70,928
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
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    Hello Bob,

    You can try seeing if restoring the missing or nonworking New context menu item using the tutorial below may be able to help.

    New Context Menu - Remove & Restore Default Menu Items


    If not, then see if downloading and merging the file extention (ex: txt for Text document) in the link below used for the missing or nonworking context menu item.

    Default File Type Associations - Restore

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  6. Posts : 1,965
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    The selections in the new (click on new} menu are not working. Example: When I click on new and select text document, notepad should appear. Notepad does not come up. Refer back to orig post.
    You notice I have some entrys from Office. When I restore to default via the tutorial. I will lose them correct? They are not working at present anyhow. Wil the file mentioned in the orignal post let me add them back? I just was interrupted by something and will have to return later.
    Last edited by HammerHead; 16 Jan 2013 at 03:43.
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  7. Posts : 2,964
    Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
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    Clicking New Text Document does not open notepad. It makes a icon for a blank document appear on the desktop, as shown in THWs earlier post. Have another example? I'm not saying there isn't a problem, just that you have one misconception.
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  8. Posts : 1,965
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    Petey


    Yep a misconception. My desktop icons are hidden and I wasn't checking them. All my clicks were there. Had to clean up. No problem. Solved.
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  9. Posts : 2,964
    Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
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    Thats fine. I had the same problem when I first tried to do that. I made five new documents WITHOUT icons hidden before I realized what was going on.
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