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ShellMenuView 1.40 (32-bit)

Take more control over your Explorer right-click menus

by Mike Williams

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License: Freeware
Operating Systems: Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 8, Windows Server, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows XP
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Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 21 December 2017
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Downloads To Date: 2027
Developer: NirSoft
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ShellMenuView
Take more control over your Explorer right-click menus

ShellMenuView is a tiny tool (under 50KB) which displays all the menu items that will appear when you right-click files or folders in Explorer, and allows you to disable any that you don't need.

You can do something similar by poking around in the Registry, of course, but ShellMenuView simplifies the process by displaying the menu additions for all file types in a single screen. So if you don't want a "Play with..." menu item to appear for a particular media player, say, then all you have to do is launch the program, scroll down to "Play with...", select all the items relating to this application, right-click one of them and select "Disable Selected Items": job done.

ShellMenuView won't let you edit a particular menu entry, unfortunately, but it can make it easier for you to do this yourself: just right-click an item and select "Open in REGEDIT".

And if you're not sure why you need an extension to open a particular file type at all, then the program may also be able to help. Simply right-click a menu entry, select "View extension in extensions.nirsoft.net", and a browser window will open with more details on programs that open that file type. Which can be very useful in confirming that this is a legitimate file association, and not something linked to malware.

Version 1.40

Added 'Quick Filter' feature (View -> Use Quick Filter or Ctrl+Q). When it's turned on, you can type a string in the text-box added under the toolbar and ShellMenuView will instantly filter the menu items, showing only items that contain the string you typed.

Verdict:

It really needs an option to delete, as well as disable menu items, but still, ShellMenuView is a handy tool that makes it easy to browse all your static context menu entries

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Windows 10 October 2018 Update (build 1809)

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This is the latest version of Windows October 2018 Update. it's a media creation tool that can be used to upgrade an existing installation of Windows or create installation media for another PC. Just make your choice after launching the tool and it'll do the rest.

What was new in Windows 10, when it was released? The OS brought back the Start Menu, though with a Windows 8 twist: live tiles keep you up-to-date with the latest news while also providing an easy way to launch apps. (Don't worry if you prefer the Start Screen, it's still there and you can boot into it if you prefer.)

Apps now work much more like regular desktop programs. They have minimise, maximise, restore and close buttons, and can be resized (to a degree) and organised however you like.

If you've still lost track of a program in the mass of open windows, a new Task Spaces feature can help. Click its taskbar button and you'll see thumbnails for everything running now, a little like OS X's Mission Control - just click something to switch to it.

Better still, Task Spaces also supports virtual desktops. Add extra desktops as required and it'll display thumbnails of each one, making it easy to identify whatever you're after and switch to it.

There's also smarter snapping, new customisation options, and even a bunch of experimental additions to the command prompt.

Fall Creators Update brings a whole host of new features for Windows 10. See the Microsoft Blog for more information.

The Windows 10 ISO here will give you build 1809 which is the October 2018 Update.

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