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    Context Menu - Right Click vs Shift Right Click

    Context Menu - Right Click vs Shift Right Click

    How to Expand the Windows 7 Context Menu for More Options
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    How to Expand the Windows 7 Context Menu for More Options

       Information
    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

    • 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.

    Context Menu - Right Click vs Shift Right Click-menu-button.jpg

    1. Desktop Context Menu
    Context Menu - Right Click vs Shift Right Click-desktop.jpgContext Menu - Right Click vs Shift Right Click-desktop-shift.jpg
    2. File Context Menu
    Context Menu - Right Click vs Shift Right Click-file_right_click.jpgContext Menu - Right Click vs Shift Right Click-file_shift_right_click.jpg
    3. Folder Context Menu
    Context Menu - Right Click vs Shift Right Click-folder_right_click.jpgContext Menu - Right Click vs Shift Right Click-folder_shift_right_click.jpg
    4. Windows Explorer Root Window Context Menu
    Context Menu - Right Click vs Shift Right Click-windows-explorer-1_right_click.jpgContext Menu - Right Click vs Shift Right Click-windows-explorer-1_shift_right_click.jpg
    5. Windows Explorer Window Context Menu
    Context Menu - Right Click vs Shift Right Click-windows-explorer-2_right_click.jpgContext Menu - Right Click vs Shift Right Click-windows-explorer-2_shift_right_click.jpg
    6. File or Folder "Send To" Context Menu
    Context Menu - Right Click vs Shift Right Click-send_to.jpgContext Menu - Right Click vs Shift Right Click-send_to_shift.jpg
    7. Taskbar Icon Context Menu
    NOTE: This addition by Mr GRiM.
    Right Click:
    Context Menu - Right Click vs Shift Right Click-normal.jpgContext Menu - Right Click vs Shift Right Click-normal_2.jpg

    Shift + Right Click or Shift + Menu button
    Context Menu - Right Click vs Shift Right Click-shift.jpgContext Menu - Right Click vs Shift Right Click-shift_2.jpg

    Context Menu - Right Click vs Shift Right Click-grouped_taskbar_icon.jpg



  1. Posts : 445
    Vista Ult 64bit - Windows 7 Ult 7264 64bit
       #1

    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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  2. Posts : 4,282
    Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
       #2

    Here are some more extras when using Shift + Right Click

    Without Shift

    With Shift
    Last edited by Brink; 13 Oct 2010 at 10:54. Reason: removed images
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  3. Posts : 71,553
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Thank you Mr GRiM.

    Added.
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  4. Posts : 4,282
    Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
       #4

    Your welcome Shawn.
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  5. Posts : 1,009
    Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit
       #5

    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
    Last edited by Brink; 13 Oct 2010 at 10:53. Reason: removed images
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  6. Posts : 436
    Windows 7 Build 7048 x64
       #6

    This is a good one! Nice find Limneos.
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  7. Posts : 71,553
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #7

    Limneos,

    Thank you for the addition. It has been added. :)
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  8. Posts : 1,009
    Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit
       #8

    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
    Last edited by Brink; 13 Oct 2010 at 10:54. Reason: removed images
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  9. Posts : 824
    Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
       #9

    Chappy said:
    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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