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Windows 7: Is it possible to get rid of the 'Open' command in my context menu

28 Feb 2015   #1

Windows 7 64bit
Is it possible to get rid of the 'Open' command in my context menu

Sorry if this is a silly question, but is it possible to get rid of the 'Open' command in my context menu?

It just seems superfluous to me - if I wanted to open something, I'd have left clicked on the icon, not right clicked for the context menu.

It gives me the irrits , that's all.

Thank you

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28 Feb 2015   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

I think what you are looking for is this Tutorial by Brink.
Take a look and see if it is.

New Context Menu - Remove & Restore Default Menu Items
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01 Mar 2015   #3

Windows 7 64bit

Many thanks for that, Layback Bear. There's some extremely useful information in there, much appreciated
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