order of context menu options


K

Keith G Hicks

Is there a way to change the order of options in the right click context
menu? I'm talking about the one that pops up when you right click an folder
or a file in windows explorer. Here are the options I have:

Explore
Open
Add to VCL media player's Playlist
Search...
Play with VCL Media player
Add to Winamp's Bookmark list
Enqueue in Winamp
Play in Winamp
Select Left Folder for Compare (this is for a terrific program called
BeyondCompare)

I want to organize these in an order that's more practical for me

Explore
Open
Search...
Select Left Folder for Compare (this is for a terrific program called
BeyondCompare)
Play in Winamp
Enqueue in Winamp
Add to Winamp's Bookmark list
Play with VCL Media player
Add to VCL media player's Playlist

They're clearly not in alpha order even though they apper that way in
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell (not sure if that's the place to alter
this or not - probably not since I don't see anything in there that defines
an order)

Wondering if this is possible? I hunted around online but didn't find
anything that specifically addresses this issue. Not in TweakUI either that
I could see.

Keith
 
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A

Alan Edwards

I tried that a decade ago with Win9x and it was a pain.
IIRC, the order (apart from the standard ones) is the order in which
they were installed.
You might try a program like ContextMenu and see if you can
remove/replace the additional but I suspect the standard ones are set
in concrete.

....Alan
 
J

John Inzer

Keith said:
Is there a way to change the order of options in the right click
context menu? I'm talking about the one that pops up when you right
click an folder or a file in windows explorer. Here are the options I
have:
Explore
Open
Add to VCL media player's Playlist
Search...
Play with VCL Media player
Add to Winamp's Bookmark list
Enqueue in Winamp
Play in Winamp
Select Left Folder for Compare (this is for a terrific program called
BeyondCompare)

I want to organize these in an order that's more practical for me

Explore
Open
Search...
Select Left Folder for Compare (this is for a terrific program called
BeyondCompare)
Play in Winamp
Enqueue in Winamp
Add to Winamp's Bookmark list
Play with VCL Media player
Add to VCL media player's Playlist

They're clearly not in alpha order even though they apper that way in
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell (not sure if that's the place to
alter this or not - probably not since I don't see anything in there
that defines an order)

Wondering if this is possible? I hunted around online but didn't find
anything that specifically addresses this issue. Not in TweakUI
either that I could see.

Keith
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Maybe the following freebie would be worth a look:

Mmm FREE
http://www.hace.us-inc.com/mmm.shtml

--

J. Inzer MS-MVP
Digital Media Experience

Notice
This is not tech support
I am a volunteer

Solutions that work for
me may not work for you

Proceed at your own risk
 
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dadiOH

Keith said:
Is there a way to change the order of options in the right click
context menu? I'm talking about the one that pops up when you right
click an folder or a file in windows explorer. Here are the options I
have:
Explore
Open
Add to VCL media player's Playlist
Search...
Play with VCL Media player
Add to Winamp's Bookmark list
Enqueue in Winamp
Play in Winamp
Select Left Folder for Compare (this is for a terrific program called
BeyondCompare)

I want to organize these in an order that's more practical for me

Explore
Open
Search...
Select Left Folder for Compare (this is for a terrific program called
BeyondCompare)
Play in Winamp
Enqueue in Winamp
Add to Winamp's Bookmark list
Play with VCL Media player
Add to VCL media player's Playlist
Wondering if this is possible?

1. Make your own context menus with Fast Explorer. You can make them for
all files & folders, folders only, drives, specific file types. You can set
the order in any way you like. You can have sub-menus. See my dandies (in
sig) for more info.
http://thesoftpro.tripod.com/downloads/fe/

2. Get rid of the original ones you do not want using any or all...
a. Use Windows - Folder options/file types
b. ContextEdit
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/OS-Enhancements/ContextEdit.shtml
c. mmm-free
http://hace-software.com/mmm.shtml


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dadiOH
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dadiOH's dandies v3.06...
....a help file of info about MP3s, recording from
LP/cassette and tips & tricks on this and that.
Get it at http://mysite.verizon.net/xico
 

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