Add, Edit, Remove items from Internet Explorer Context Menu

Over a period of time, like it may happen with File Explorer, many items may get added to the context menu of Internet Explorer too. While you may use some, there may be some which you may have just no use for. Having a large Internet Explorer Context Menu, can make it slow and clumsy and look cluttered. We have seen how to remove items from Explorer context menu. In this post we will see how to remove items from Internet Explorer Context Menu.

If you wish to edit or remove unwanted entries from the Internet Explorer right-click context menu, read this article. It will let you know the way of doing so. You can use the UI in same cases, use a freeware in some, but you may have to dig down a bit into the Windows Registry too.

Internet Explorer context menu Add, Edit, Remove items from Internet Explorer Context Menu

 

Remove items from Internet Explorer Context Menu

1] First off all, you can open Internet Explorer > Settings > Manage Addons. Here disable the addons you don’t need. You may find that the disabled addons also remove their respective context menu items. Also click on Accelerators and disable the Accelerators you don’t need. This step too will disable the respective context menu items.

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2] You can also remove the items from the Windows Registry. But before that create a system restore point first and/or back up the Registry.

Next press Win+R in combination to bring up the registry editor. In it type ‘regedit’ and hit Enter.

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Then, navigate to the following key,

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MenuExt

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Once you’re there, right-click on the key and you can choose what to edit or remove. Do be careful.

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Once done, you will need to restart the browser and check the context menu to find unwanted options removed from it. Using this method one can remove links from Internet Explorer right-click context menu, added by 3rd party software.

3] You could also use freeware MenuMaid to disable or delete items from the Internet Explorer context menu easily.

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If you wish to add entries to the standard context menus in Internet Explorer, you may want to have a look at this post on MSDN.
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Anand Khanse aka HappyAndyK is an end-user Windows enthusiast, a Microsoft MVP in Windows, since 2006, and the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com. Please create a System Restore Point before trying out any software & be careful about any third-party offers while installing freeware. Add me on Google+.
  • nb1

    Does MenuMaid works with IE11 context menus? MenuMaid is out of date.

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