Windows 10: Add Compact OS Context Menu in Windows 10

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  1. Brink Win User

    Add Compact OS Context Menu in Windows 10


    How to: Add Compact OS Context Menu in Windows 10

    How to Add Compact OS Context Menu in Windows 10


    Windows 10 includes tools to help you use less drive space. You can now compress the files for the entire operating system, including your preloaded desktop applications. Compact OS lets you run the operating system from compressed files (similar to WIMBoot in Windows 8.1 Update 1), and single-instancing helps you run your pre-loaded Windows desktop applications in compressed files. The new processes helps maintain a small footprint over time by using individual files, rather than combining them in a WIM file.

    Windows 10 can efficiently compress system files. That gives back approximately 1.5GB of storage for 32-bit and 2.6GB of storage for 64-bit Windows.

    Compact OS is supported on both UEFI-based and Legacy BIOS-based Windows 10 installations.

    For more details about Compact OS in Windows 10, see:
    This tutorial will show you how to add a Compact OS desktop context menu for all users in Windows 10.

    The Compact OS context menu allows users to quickly query the current Compact state, and allows administrators to quickly compress or uncompress the OS as needed.

    *note You must be signed in as an administrator to add or remove the context menu.


    EXAMPLE: Compact OS context menu and usage

    Add Compact OS Context Menu in Windows 10 [​IMG]


    (See current Compact state)

    Add Compact OS Context Menu in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    Add Compact OS Context Menu in Windows 10 [​IMG]


    (Compress OS)

    Add Compact OS Context Menu in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    Add Compact OS Context Menu in Windows 10 [​IMG]


    (Uncompress OS)

    Add Compact OS Context Menu in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    Add Compact OS Context Menu in Windows 10 [​IMG]




    Here's How:

    1. Do step 2 (add-right click), step 3 (add-Shift+right click) , or step 4 (remove) below for what you would like to do.


    2. To Add Right Click "Compact OS" to Desktop Context Menu
    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

    Add_Compact_OS_to_desktop_context_menu.reg

    Download

    3. To Add Shift + Right Click "Compact OS" to Desktop Context Menu
    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

    Add_Shift+_Compact_OS_to_desktop_context_menu.reg

    Download

    4. To Remove "Compact OS" from Desktop Context Menu
    *note This is the default setting.
    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

    Remove_Compact_OS_from_desktop_context_menu.reg

    Download
    5. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    6. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    7. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    8. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn


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    :)
     
    Brink, Jun 12, 2018
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  2. Custom context menu entries

    So, just throwing this out there, in case somone knows.

    I have added a custom context menu entry for the program rightload, since by default the menu is broken in vistax64.

    It works pefect with single files, but when I select mutiple files and try to open, I get mutiple instances of the program (which makes sense), here is my entry:

    C:\Program Files (x86)\Rightload\Rightload.exe --server=1 --autostart %1

    So the %1 passes the filename to the program, and when I select multiple files it is just opening multiple instances of rightload each with a different file.

    What I'd like to do is be able to pass a list of the files selected to the program. Since I know it is capable of uploading multiple files from the context menu, all in one instance.

    So, is there something I can pass besides %1 that will do this? I have looked around and can't seem to find an answer anywhere... *Frown Add Compact OS Context Menu in Windows 10 :(
     
    ArmoredCavalry, Oct 27, 2019
    #2
  3. Jelu Cal Win User
    Context menu problem

    Hi,

    Your concern with the context menu can be due to the configuration of your device and/or broken system files. To better understand your concern, we'd like to know the following:

    • The last known changes made/activities performed on your device prior to your concern.
    • If you've experienced your concern on all areas in Windows 10 where context menu is expected to be available. Examples are File Explorer and desktop icons.
    • The version and build of Windows 10 that you're using on your device. To check this, you can perform the steps posted on this

      link
      .

    In addition, we'd like to request for a screenshot of your concern with the context menu.

    In the meantime, we'd recommend performing a clean boot in Windows to isolate software conflicts on your device. To do this, you can perform the steps posted on this link.
    In the clean boot environment, check if you'll be able to load the usual options for the context menu. The link will also provide steps to isolate the possible cause of the issue. Once you're done troubleshooting, check the How
    to reset the computer to start normally after clean boot troubleshooting
    section to revert your device to normal boot.

    If you still experience your concern while in the clean boot environment, we'd recommend creating a new user/administrator account to isolate profile related issues. To do this, you can perform the steps posted on this

    link
    .

    We look forward to your response.
     
    Jelu Cal, Oct 27, 2019
    #3
  4. Bree Win User

    Add Compact OS Context Menu in Windows 10

    Remove Play with Windows Media Player Context Menu in Windows 10  


    Choose Default Apps in Windows 10 Windows 10 Apps Features Tutorials

    Step 1. Open with > choose another app

    Add Compact OS Context Menu in Windows 10 [​IMG]


    Step 2, click More apps


    Add Compact OS Context Menu in Windows 10 [​IMG]


    Step 3. scroll down to the bottom of the list to find Look for another app on this PC


    Add Compact OS Context Menu in Windows 10 [​IMG]


    Step 4. browse and find Windows Media Player wmplayer.exe then click Open


    Add Compact OS Context Menu in Windows 10 [​IMG]
     
  5. AndreePin Win User
    AndreePin, Oct 27, 2019
    #5
  6. Necrofire Win User
    CCC Context menu

    I was recently greeted to a new entry in my desktop context menu after installing 8.12 drivers with the Catalyst Control Center:


    Add Compact OS Context Menu in Windows 10 ati2.png


    I have no idea what the second entry does, since clicking it results in nothing happening.
    So I open up CCC and find this new section:


    Add Compact OS Context Menu in Windows 10 ati1.png


    It's completely disabled. I only have a single HD3850. The IGP on my mobo is nVidia, which is disabled anyway.

    I spent the last hour or so finding a way to remove the second entry, and this is the only thing I could find:
    Deleting this key removes both entries from the context menu
    Code: KEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\ACE[/quote] This solved one problem and caused another. I do not like the tray icon, so I have it disabled, so the only way I know to get into CCC is via the context menu. Does anyone know of a way to disable just the "Configure Additive Graphics" entry and keep the CCC entry?

    If I kept both disabled, is there some sort of shortcut I could make to get there instead? I don't want to have to go to Display->Settings->Advanced->CCC every time.
    EDIT: Just made a hotkey to get there. *Smile Add Compact OS Context Menu in Windows 10 :)
     
    Necrofire, Oct 27, 2019
    #6
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