[Help] How to rename create new file menu entries?

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  1. SalviaSage

    SalviaSage MDL Novice

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    Hi. There is a right click context menu for creating new files in Windows.

    I figured out how to rename these entries, but when you create a file here, it is always created with the name of whatever the create new menu entry is set to.

    So, I want to find a way to rename the context menu entries to be separate from the name of the new files they create.

    I tried anything and everything I could in the windows registry but could not achieve this goal.

    Does anyone know how?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. kaljukass

    kaljukass MDL Addicted

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    If I/we know what you wanted to do, can help You. But no way can understand what's your problem or what you want to do or change.
    True, the easiest way to add something into right-click menu is to use the registry editor, but there are also other methods. For example, in many cases a .dll file used. Really, almost everything can be changed if you only know where those things are and what You exactly want to do. For different things may be a different methods how to do it.
    So, if there is a specific problem, we can look on it and give recommends, how to do it or solve it.
     
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  3. SalviaSage

    SalviaSage MDL Novice

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    so for example the create new entry name is : OpenDocument Text
    the newly created file name is: New OpenDocument Text

    if I change the entry name to: OpenDocument File
    newly created file name is: New OpenDocument File

    I just want to be able to keep these names separate from one another.
     
  4. kaljukass

    kaljukass MDL Addicted

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    Honestly, I don't understand. Do you want to make new link in the menu named "New", it means a new shortcut, such as Word Document (the Text Document already exists there).
    You can put to right-click menu just about anything you want.
     
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  5. SalviaSage

    SalviaSage MDL Novice

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    No, I already know how to add entries in there.
    I also know how to change the name of the entries.

    What I am saying is I want to be able to change the default name that these files are created with.
    (by default, the files have the same name as the context menu entry but with the word "new" at the start)