By editing the Windows Registry, you can add Open with for any application to the Windows desktop right-click context menu in Windows 11/10. This can be quite useful if you use any program frequently. Let us see how to do it.
Add any application to right-click menu in Windows 11/10
Type regedit in the Start search box and hit Enter. Once the Registry Editor opens, navigate to the following key-
Right-click in the right-side panel and click on New > Key.
Set the name of this newly created Key to what the entry should be labeled in the right-click context menu. As an example, I have named it FileZilla.
Select the newly created FileZilla key and now, right-click on the right-side panel and click on New > Key, again.
Set the name of this newly created Key as command. Navigate inside that command key.
You will now find a new String value on the right-side panel. We have to modify it.
To do this, you will need to have the full path of the program that you want to execute from the Context Menu.
Get it copied to your clipboard and paste this path in double-quotes in the Value Data field and then select OK. In this case, you need to know the file path of filezilla.exe.
Once you are done with that, it will look like this.
Reboot your computer for the changes to take effect.
Now, you will be able to access programs using the Windows Desktop right-click context menu.
Hope you find this useful.
Which are the best free Context Menu Editors for Windows?
These are some of the best free Context Menu Editors:
- Ultimate Windows Customizer, Right-Click Extender, Ultimate Windows Tweaker, & Context Menu Editor
- ShellExtView or ShellMenuView
- Easy Context Menu
- File Menu Tools.
How to Remove items from New Context Menu in Windows?
To remove items from New Context Menu in Windows, open the Registry Editor and navigate to the following key and expand it:
Look for the file-type New item which you would like to remove from the New context menu. If you want to remove New Word document, you will have to search for .docx key and expand it. Once you have done that you will have to delete the ShellNew key. This will remove the entry to create a new Word document from the new context menu.