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Thread: Customize your right-click menu on your desktop by adding custom commands in vista

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    Customize your right-click menu on your desktop by adding custom commands in vista

    BACKUP Your registry prior to making any registry changes. Registry changes can be fatal to your operating system if you do not know what your doing.
    Follow these steps:
    • Open Run window by holding the Win Key + R or Click Start button
    • Then type regedit to open Registry Editor
    • Browse to this location by expanding the folders in regedit:
      HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell\
    • Right-click on the shell folder and choose New => Key and name it as you want
    • Now right-click on the new Key
    • Again choose New => Key and name this key to be command.
    • On the right pane you will see Name (Default) and Type REG_SZ. String and for the Value change
    • Change value data as Given Below*


    *Value data to be added in command key:

    Computer Management:
    CompMgmtLauncher.exe

    Bluetooth Settings: (unverified)
    bthudtask.exe

    Character Map:
    charmap.exe

    Cleanup Manager:
    cleanmgr.exe

    Command line:
    cmd.exe

    Defragmenter:
    dfrgui.exe

    Magnifier:
    Magnify.exe

    Management Console:
    mmc.exe

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    Re: Customize your right-click menu on your desktop by adding custom commands in vista

    List of some more commands:

    Eject Drive or Safely Remove Hardware
    RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL hotplug.dll

    Open Sound Options:
    RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL mmsys.cpl

    Open Power Profiles:
    RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL powercfg.cpl

    Open Add/Remove Programs:
    RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL appwiz.cpl

    Safely Remove Hardware:
    RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL hotplug.dll

    Open System Properties:
    RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL sysdm.cpl

    Open Network Connections:
    RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL ncpa.cpl

    Task Manager:
    taskmgr.exe

    Wordpad:
    write.exe

    Notepad:
    notepad.exe

    Launch Narrator:
    Narrator.exe

    Microsoft Configuration Utility (msconfig)
    msconfig.exe

    MS Paint:
    mspaint.exe

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    Re: Customize your right-click menu on your desktop by adding custom commands in vista

    Thank you so much for this nice information. Check these threads for some interesting stuff:
    Adding rename option to right click menu of the Recycle Bin
    Keyboard commands for Right-Click

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