Windows XP Start button right click question.


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kraut

When I right click on the start button in XP classic menu there are
all kinds of things in the "context menu" such as Open, Explore,
Explore from here, Scan with AVG, Combine files in Acrobat, Open in
Onenote, Groove Folder syn---, Etc.

Question is where and how do I delete these some of these things I
never use? I looked in some of the different progs to no avail. Is
it in the registery someplace?

Thanks for the possible help.
 
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Volunteer J

kraut said:
When I right click on the start button in XP classic menu there are
all kinds of things in the "context menu" such as Open, Explore,
Explore from here, Scan with AVG, Combine files in Acrobat, Open in
Onenote, Groove Folder syn---, Etc.

Question is where and how do I delete these some of these things I
never use? I looked in some of the different progs to no avail. Is
it in the registery someplace?

Thanks for the possible help.
=====================================
Maybe the following freebie would be worth a try:

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

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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
 
M

Marcello

As the start button represents a kind of folder you find the same main
commands in context menu of it. Changes would affect folders too...

Lg
Marcello
 
K

kraut

As the start button represents a kind of folder you find the same main
commands in context menu of it. Changes would affect folders too...

Lg
Marcello


I realize what you are saying but I have no idea where I would find
the "Folder" for it.
 
M

Marcello

I realize what you are saying but I have no
idea where I would find the "Folder" for it.

Start button refers to start menu folders of logged in user and all users.
But that's not the point. Folder type is defined under "Tools > Folder
options >
File types" and these settings are stored in registry. Here is an exemple to
make things clear. Create the following registry keys and entries:

Key:
HKCR\Directory\shell\Calculator
Value:
(Standard) REG_SZ Calculator

Key:
HKCR\Directory\shell\Calculator\Command
Value:
(Standard) REG_SZ Calc.exe

After this you'll find the calculator in start button's context menu. - But
also in any folders context menu. So. And now the same vice versa: If you
remove an entry from start menu you normally will miss it also in folder's
context menu.

Lg
Marcello
 
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Paul Randall

kraut said:
I realize what you are saying but I have no idea where I would find
the "Folder" for it.

When I right click on the start button, one of the menu items is explore.
When I click that, it opens the Start Menu folder. I think this is the
folder you need, but I'm not sure.

-Paul Randall
 
V

VanguardLH

kraut said:
Thanks but I could not get it to show the context menu for when I
right click on the start button though. It showed the others though.

The Windows desktop is managed by Windows Explorer and why you always
see an instance of explorer.exe running in the Processes tab of Task
Manager. Those entries that you see are context menu entries that were
added by all those programs that you noted. Those programs may have an
option to show/hide their Windows Explorer extensions. If you use any
utility to remove extensions from Windows Explorer's context menu then
they will also disappear from the context menu for the Start button
which is also part of the desktop managed by Windows Explorer.
 
V

VanguardLH

Volunteer said:
Maybe the following freebie would be worth a try:

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

Read their FAQ under the following topics:

"why is my firewall warning me that Mmm tries to access the internet all
the time?"

MMM phones home checking for an update. You apparently get no choice
over that behavior. You might want to use SysInternals TCPview to note
what is the host to which it connects and add it to your 'hosts' file
(to thwart its attempt to make a connection).

That also means MMM is always running in the background so it can move
extensions under a submenu and to phone home. If all you want to do is
just hide the extensions for which their own programs don't provide an
option to show/hide them, a constantly running program is not required.
Nirsoft's Shell Menu Extension Viewer and Menu Shell Viewer will let you
disable items that appear as extensions to various types of objects
(what extensions are shown depend on the type of object you select:
drive, folder, file, etc). The Nirsoft utilities aren't super easy to
use because they assume that you understand what you are doing. They
are giving you a UI to dig into the registry.

"No Adware? But Mmm FREE it is filled with ads?"

MMM Free is adware. It is a lure to get you to buy their payware
version. Many freeware products are adware but some are subdued in how
or where they present their ad.
 
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Volunteer J

kraut said:
Thanks but I could not get it to show the context menu for when I
right click on the start button though. It showed the others though.
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You're welcome...

Sorry...I thought it might work.

--

Volunteer J - 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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Volunteer J

Gord said:
John

I just can't get used to "Volunteer J" <g>


Gord
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My new image :blush:)

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Volunteer J - 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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