|Context menus are those things that pop up when
you right click something. Many applications add entries there
when they are installed and after a while you can wind up with
quite a string of them. The apps often have someplace to turn
off the context menu entry but many do not. This program will
let you get rid of them either by deleting or disabling. It
has an thorough and informative help file so be sure to read
You can do much but not all of what Context
Menu Editor (alternate
URL) does via Start > Settings > File types but using
this is generally easier. It looks like this...
|To use it, you scroll down the left side to find the shell
command associated with the menu entry and do as you will...unticking
the box merely disables it (in case you want to re-instate it
in the future), deleting...well, dumps it forever. The window
for "Context menu handlers" shows you the program
or library that handles the context menu for that file type.
You can disable them but not delete. You wouldn't want to anyway
as they do other things. Like make the program work.
|Note that in the file type list there are entries
for "Folder" and "File Folder".
The program's help file explains them thusly:
Folder: Represents both physical folders on disk and logical
such as "My Computer", "Network Neighborhood",
File Folder: Applies exclusively to physical folders on disk.
|Between this program and Fast
Explorer you should pretty much be able to whip your context
menus into shape...make those suckers useful like they
are supposed to be!