Context menus - item order


L

Larfingboy

Some time ago I noticed that the order of the top few items in my Windows
Explorer context menus had changed. This results in "search" (now the top
item) being initiated on double-clicking a folder instead of "open" which
used to be the top item.
I have read and read countless articles about context menus, all of which
tell me in great detail how to delete items or insert items, neither of which
I wish to do. Can anyone help me simply change the order of these items? I
have no idea why they changed in the first place!!
Thanks.
 
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J

ju.c

This should fix your problem:

Copy the string below (no word-wrap! only one line!)
and paste it into the Run box:

reg add HKCR\Folder\shell /ve /t REG_SZ /d explore


ju.c
 
J

Jose

This should fix your problem:

Copy the string below (no word-wrap! only one line!)
and paste it into the Run box:

reg add HKCR\Folder\shell /ve /t REG_SZ /d explore

ju.c

I think Windows Explorer defaults to My Documents, and you get two
windows.

Are you looking at the left or right side of the window?

Right side first:

If you right click a FOLDER on the right hand side, what are the top
few options?
If you right click a FILE on the right hand side, what are the top few
options?

If the options are not what you want them to be, what do you want them
to be?

If they are not the way they used to be, why did you change it?
 
J

ju.c

Create then merge this registry file to fix your problem.

1. Copy below and paste into Notepad.

----------copy inside only----------
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder]
@="Folder"
"BrowserFlags"=dword:00000008
"EditFlags"=dword:000003d2
"TileInfo"="prop:Size;Attributes"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\DefaultIcon]
@=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\
00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,73,00,68,00,\
65,00,6c,00,6c,00,33,00,32,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,33,00,00,00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell]
@="explore"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\explore]
"BrowserFlags"=dword:00000022
"ExplorerFlags"=dword:00000021

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\explore\command]
@=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\
00,5c,00,45,00,78,00,70,00,6c,00,6f,00,72,00,65,00,72,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,\
65,00,20,00,2f,00,65,00,2c,00,2f,00,69,00,64,00,6c,00,69,00,73,00,74,00,2c,\
00,25,00,49,00,2c,00,25,00,4c,00,00,00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\explore\ddeexec]
@="[ExploreFolder(\"%l\", %I, %S)]"
"NoActivateHandler"=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\explore\ddeexec\application]
@="Folders"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\explore\ddeexec\ifexec]
@="[]"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\explore\ddeexec\topic]
@="AppProperties"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\open]
"BrowserFlags"=dword:00000010
"ExplorerFlags"=dword:00000012

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\open\command]
@=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\
00,5c,00,45,00,78,00,70,00,6c,00,6f,00,72,00,65,00,72,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,\
65,00,20,00,2f,00,69,00,64,00,6c,00,69,00,73,00,74,00,2c,00,25,00,49,00,2c,\
00,25,00,4c,00,00,00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\open\ddeexec]
@="[ViewFolder(\"%l\", %I, %S)]"
"NoActivateHandler"=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\open\ddeexec\application]
@="Folders"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\open\ddeexec\ifexec]
@="[]"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\open\ddeexec\topic]
@="AppProperties"

----------copy inside only----------

2. Save-as Folder.reg (or any name + .reg)

3. Double-click or right-click and merge it into the
registry.


ju.c
 
E

Elmo

Larfingboy said:
Some time ago I noticed that the order of the top few items in my Windows
Explorer context menus had changed. This results in "search" (now the top
item) being initiated on double-clicking a folder instead of "open" which
used to be the top item.
I have read and read countless articles about context menus, all of which
tell me in great detail how to delete items or insert items, neither of which
I wish to do. Can anyone help me simply change the order of these items? I
have no idea why they changed in the first place!!
Thanks.

Search opens when double clicking a folder. See Line #18
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/searchwindow.htm
 
L

Larfingboy

Hi Elmo,

I used your link to Kellys-korner and activated line 18.... now I can double
click to my heart's content and search stays asleep!!! Thank you very much
for your advice and help. Kellys-korner is now safely stored in my
favourites and also in my little black book!!

Lee :))
 
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L

Larfingboy

Hi ju.c,

Thanks very much for your two posts in answer to my original query. Being a
perverse individual, I usually read things from most recent backwards (but
not books, you'll be happy to learn!! lol) so I used Elmo's fix before I read
yours. Nevertheless, I appreciate you replying, and I have saved copies of
your fixes in case I hear of others with the same problem and can pass on
your kind help.

Kind regards,

Lee
 
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Elmo

Larfingboy said:
Hi Elmo,

I used your link to Kellys-korner and activated line 18.... now I can double
click to my heart's content and search stays asleep!!! Thank you very much
for your advice and help. Kellys-korner is now safely stored in my
favourites and also in my little black book!!

Lee :))

That's great! Thanks for reporting your success.
 

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