Windows 10: File explorer context menu disappearing on multiple items

Discus and support File explorer context menu disappearing on multiple items in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I couldn't find anyone posting about this anywhere but I'm sure everyone will be able to replicate it easily. It's not a big deal but it has bugged me... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by the88g, May 21, 2020.

  1. the88g Win User

    File explorer context menu disappearing on multiple items


    I couldn't find anyone posting about this anywhere but I'm sure everyone will be able to replicate it easily. It's not a big deal but it has bugged me for years now, it didn't happen on Windows 7.

    Either, drag highlight a bunch of files and/or folders and quickly right click, the menu will disappear
    OR
    Right click drag highlight a bunch of files and/or folders and let go off right click as soon as files are highlighted, menu disappears.

    http://.com/videoupload/Fileex...u%20Broken.m4v

    (The 4th and 5th attempt in the video, it works OK because I delay slightly)

    Some would say slow down but I'm sure many of you have been there, when you are in the zone and a glitch like this catches you out.

    I have tried a disable all context menu additions using ShellExView but no luck. It appears to be a refresh in the File Explorer window updating information about multiple files highlighted and maybe there is no fix but is a shame.

    Hope someone can give me assistance File explorer context menu disappearing on multiple items :)

    Cheers
    G.

    :)
     
    the88g, May 21, 2020
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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 File explorer context menu disappearing on multiple items :(
     
    ArmoredCavalry, May 21, 2020
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  3. dalchina Win User
    Modify Title of Context Menu Item

    This is curiously difficult. No one utility seems to offer a complete list of context menu entries as far as I know.

    For example, using Shellmenuview, you can access the relevant entry in Regedit. For some it appears to offer the ability to change that text:

    File explorer context menu disappearing on multiple items [​IMG]

    That's an installed program.

    For others, it doesn't.

    File explorer context menu disappearing on multiple items [​IMG]

    (That's a default Windows program....).

    Note too the text appears in multiple places where the program is associated with multiple extensions.

    The venerable ContextMenuEdit allows you to edit the text, but again, this is non-trivial- consider here the extension list supported by vlc player, undifferentiated in the left column:

    File explorer context menu disappearing on multiple items [​IMG]


    To be consistent, each one would have to be edited- then if you changed player, all that would be lost.

    Basically this, I suggest, is not worth pursuing except in very specific cases should there be a real need.

    Considering the impact of upgrading, changes to installed program context menu entries should not be affected. Changes to Windows default entries- if that's even feasible, which I doubt, as I believe the text isn't in the registry, would be restored to default.
     
    dalchina, May 21, 2020
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  4. File explorer context menu disappearing on multiple items

    File Explorer task bar context menu pinned items not working

    Basically, when I right-click on the File Explorer it brings up the context menu fine. But when I click on a pinned or recent document it closes the context menu and then nothing happens. All other context menus work fine. Also, the File Explorer, Unpin
    and Close Window options work fine (although sometimes the list of recent files covers those options).

    I tried to fix it by running gpedit.msc and going to
    User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > File Explorer and disabled Remove File Explorer’s default context menu. I also enabled Display the menu bar in File Explorer (they were both not
    configured by default). And then I restarted my computer. It fixed nothing.

    Just a small problem, because I can always just open another window through the context menu or if it's cover open another directory in another window through the already opened window. It's just a pain because I do
    a lot of file management, and it makes it really tedious and slow.

    Thanks,

    -
     
    Electroshockist, May 21, 2020
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