Softpedia Editor's Review for Context Menu Editor
Add / delete application shortcuts
Written by Bogdan Popa on May 8th, 2012
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Context Menu Editor is a very lightweight Windows freebie that does exactly the thing mentioned in the title: it allows you to edit the Context Menu and add new entries or delete the existing ones.
Developed to perform such a simple task, Context Menu Editor relies on a rather dull interface, with a tabbed layout that gives you access to the main sides of the app.
It lets you add a link to an application or command with minimum details, while removing an existing entry takes just one second.
First of all, if you wish to add a shortcut to an app or command you are required to input path, icon and text, while links to websites need URLs, icons and texts.
The “Remove” screen makes everything even easier to use. To delete an entry, simple hit the “Delete” key on the keyboard or right-click it and press the “Delete” option, while Context Menu Editor shows information such as name, command and extended status.
As you can see, Context Menu Editor is quite easy to use and another good thing about it is that it’s fully portable, which means that you don’t even need to install it. All modifications are saved to the registry, so you can even uninstall the program after making the changes.
Overall, Context Menu Editor is clearly a very interesting product and if you can get past the rather boring interface, you shall discover a set of very handy features. Administrator privileges are obviously needed on Windows 7 machines.
Context Menu Editor description
Here are some key features of "Context Menu Editor":
· The ‘Extended’ feature allows the menu item to show up only when you press and hold the SHIFT key while right clicking.
· You can remove the added menu items without going through the registry, simply by going to the Remove tab, selecting the item and right clicking it and selecting Delete.
· A list shows the list of all the menu items you have added which also shows the command and the Extended property.
· The Information tab shows the system information and also the WinSAT Score.
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· It addresses the issue of the annoying message box.
· Also, to add a shortcut to a folder or a drive, the Path text box in the program should contain a syntax of explorer.exe "C:\whatever folder\whatever subfolder"