How to add Project Display option to Windows 10 Desktop Context Menu

If you wish to wirelessly project your screen to an external display, Microsoft has added a feature to Project Display on a Windows 10 computer. They also allow the reverse of this where devices can project on a Windows 10 computer using the Connect app. This is all done using the WiFi hardware of that computer. But sometimes this feature becomes difficult to use when the responsiveness of the computer is bad. However, this option can be added to the Windows 10 Desktop Context menu to counter this issue of low responsiveness.

Add Project Display item to Context Menu

Add Project Display item to Context Menu

There is a Registry Editor hack that can help you to add or remove the Project Display option on Windows 10 Desktop Context Menu.

1] Add Project Display option on Windows 10 Desktop Context Menu

You can download these Registry files by clicking here, extracting its contents and then click on one of them depending on the theme you are using on your computer:

  • Dark theme
  • Light theme

This will create the necessary paths in the Registry Editor. These entries will be created under the following address:

Computer\HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\Shell

It will create a subkey called Project and will have a number of Registry keys to support the iconography, theme, and list of options available in the context menu.

Once you have the Registry files installed, either reboot Explorer process or your computer, to see the context menu options appear on your computer.

The download also includes a .reg file to remove the Project Display context menu item.

2] Remove Project Display option on Windows 10 Desktop Context Menu

You can also have the created Project subkey deleted from the following location:

Alternatively, you can just install this registry file to remove all the added registry entries from the location mentioned above. For your ease, we have hosted the registry file to remove the entries.

Once done, you can either reboot your Windows Explorer process from the Task Manager or just reboot your computer to have the context menu options go away.

I hope you found this guide useful to get Project Display option in Windows 10 Desktop Context Menu.

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Ayush has been a Windows enthusiast since the day he got his first PC with Windows 98SE. He is an active Windows Insider since Day 1 and is now a Windows Insider MVP. He has been testing pre-release services on his Windows 10 PC, Lumia, and Android devices.

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