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Discus and support Windows 11 - Restore classic context menu in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; As a number of people have already pointed out the Right-click context menu now consists of a two step process. This soon gets very old and annoying.As... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by PinoCarafa, Oct 18, 2021.

  1. Windows 11 - Restore classic context menu


    As a number of people have already pointed out the Right-click context menu now consists of a two step process. This soon gets very old and annoying.As a developer I have a lot of stuff in my context menu that I need on a daily basis. For example the entire GIT context menu is there. Having to go right-click, "show more options", or Shift+F10 every time I want to access my GIT options is extremely annoying.I do appreciate why Microsoft have decided to make this change and I can even see how this may be beneficial for "ordinary" users but there should be a way to switch back to the "classic" co

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    PinoCarafa, Oct 18, 2021
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  2. FreddyKrug, Oct 18, 2021
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  3. 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 Windows 11 - Restore classic context menu :(
     
    ArmoredCavalry, Oct 18, 2021
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  4. newtekie1 Win User

    Windows 11 - Restore classic context menu

    [Tip]Classic Shell - Get back classic features of the Windows UI(Classic Start Menu)

    You can get Classic Shell Here. It is open source and free.*Rockout :rockout:

    When installing, do note that you can install the Classic Explorer and Classic Start Menu features seperately, so if you don't have use for one or the other don't install it if you want to save a little hard drive space. Though the total install only takes about 4MB with both features installed.


    Windows 11 - Restore classic context menu ClassicShell_1.png


    Now there are so many tweaks that Classic Shell offers there is no way I will be able to go over each one. But I do suggest if you are missing a UI feature from an older version of Windows that was removed from Win7, try Classic Shell, because I haven't seen a feature yet that wasn't in there. But I'm just going to go over a few features that I use and like for now.

    First of all, the Classic Start Menu. It is pretty self explainitory. Right when you finish installing Classic Shell, the Classic Start menu will be active by default. Now you can set different keys to open either the Classic Start Menu or the Standard Start Menu. Personally, I usually have it set to that clicking on the start button opens the Classic Start Menu, while pushing the Windows key on my keyboard opens the Standard Start Menu.


    Windows 11 - Restore classic context menu ClassicShell_2.jpg


    Also, with the Classic Start menu Shutting down goes back to the classic Windows XP style.


    Windows 11 - Restore classic context menu ClassicShell_3.jpg


    You can access all of your settings for both Classic Explorer and Classic Start Menu by going to the program folder in the start menu.


    Windows 11 - Restore classic context menu ClassicShell_4.jpg


    Some of the features I use for Classic Explorer are the Up Arrow(which is enabled by default) along with disabling breadcrumbs. If you aren't sure what breadcrumbs are, look at the screenshot, breadcrumbs are the new way the address bar works in Win7, I think it was a way to eliminate the up arrow. Anyway, now that I have an up arrow again they are pretty worthless. So I disable them so that the actual path is dislayed in the address bar.


    Windows 11 - Restore classic context menu ClassicShell_5.jpg


    One last thing I like to do is disable the Alternate File/Folder conflict dialog boxes. I actually prefer the new style that came with Win7. By default these options are enabled, which brings up the classic style dialog box whenever you are trying to copy over a file/folder that already exists.


    Windows 11 - Restore classic context menu ClassicShell_6.jpg


    There are hundreds of little UI tweaks available in Classic Shell. So I would suggest you try it. If you don't like it, uninstalling it removes all the tweaks and returns everything to normal. And you can pretty much turn off every tweak you don't want, I know some people that use it just for the Up arrow in Explorer.

    *Toast :toast:
     
    newtekie1, Oct 18, 2021
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