Is there an application to hide some items in the context menus?

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by wmjordan, Jan 17, 2017.

  1. wmjordan

    wmjordan MDL Novice

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    Nowadays, we have many items in the context menus in the Windows Explorer.
    There are quite a lot tools to ADD items onto the menu, but few can REMOVE or HIDE items.

    I used to use the Moo0 RightClicker to hide some context menu items.
    However, it was not compatible with Windows 10.

    Is there any similar tool which can work on Windows 10?
     
  2. KNARZ

    KNARZ MDL Addicted

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    Unfortunatly the blocking/hide section doesn't work anymore in windows.
     
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    kaljukass MDL Addicted

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    #4 kaljukass, Jan 17, 2017
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  4. Blueingreen

    Blueingreen MDL Junior Member

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    CCleaner does that job pretty fine: quick and easy.
     
  5. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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    Easy yes, QUICK? Not so quick. Took me 3 minutes to find the path Tools > Startup > Context Menu
    The tool is not so evident at first glance.
     
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  7. Katzenfreund

    Katzenfreund MDL Expert

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    The question, as put, has been answered. I’ll only add some relevant advice:

    Firstly, you’re right in not wanting too many context menu items. They can slow down the Windows File Explorer and even cause it to crash.

    Secondly, it’s a sensible policy not to install too many programs. They can likewise cause problems in addition to adding items to the context menu.

    Thirdly, there are often portable versions of programs that don’t need installation and don’t burden the registry and the system.

    Fourthly, always install programs in custom mode, disabling the addition of anything you don’t want. I also disable Start menu items, as I start programs from Desktop shortcuts.

    Finally, in accordance with the above, you can do good to the system by uninstalling any programs you are not using, also getting rid of their context menu items.
     
  8. wazzock

    wazzock MDL Senior Member

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    i love stuff that can be run portable. put them on a usb key so they can be run from multi os pc, and over and over again on fresh installs. :)
     
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  9. wmjordan

    wmjordan MDL Novice

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    Thank you all for the kind help.
    I'd used AutoRuns (by sysinternals), ShellMenuView and ShellExView (by nirsoft) to disabled some context menu items. There were still quite many I wanted to remove but I could not find a way to.

    I still miss Moo0 RightClicker so much. It was a pity that its development had stopped and the latest version was incompatible with Windows 10.

    I am new to this forum thus I could not post links. Please replace the "#" with "." to take a look at the screenshot of the RightClicker below.
    www#moo0#com/software/RightClicker/%23RightClicker

    It allowed us to customize the right click menu to move some scarcely used items to customizable sub-menus. Or, we could define some items would only appear in the extensive Shift+RightClick menu. Therefore, those not-so-frequently-accessed items could still be reached when they were needed.