explained how to add custom commands to your right-click menu on your desktop." />

Vista : extended list of commands to add to right-click menu

This is a follow up to a previous recipe i posted that explained how to add custom commands to your right-click menu on your desktop.

Basically you will want to open Registry Editor and go to this location: Computer\HKKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell\

create a new KEY w/the name you want to see in right-click menu.

then create a new KEYunder it called command and input the command as the data.

These commands have been verified in Vista and should work in XP also.

Computer Management:
CompMgmtLauncher.exe

Bluetooth Settings: (unverified)
bthudtask.exe

Character Map:
charmap.exe

Cleanup Manager:
cleanmgr.exe

Command line:
cmd.exe

Defragmenter:
dfrgui.exe

Magnifier:
Magnify.exe

Management Console:
mmc.exe

Open Sound Options:
RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL mmsys.cpl

Open Power Profiles:
RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL powercfg.cpl

Open Add/Remove Programs:
RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL appwiz.cpl

Safely Remove Hardware:
RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL hotplug.dll

Open System Properties:
RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL sysdm.cpl

Open Network Connections:
RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL ncpa.cpl

Task Manager:
taskmgr.exe

Wordpad:
write.exe

Notepad:
notepad.exe

Launch Narrator:
Narrator.exe

Microsoft Configuration Utility (msconfig)
msconfig.exe

MS Paint:
mspaint.exe

 

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  • Adil

    Thanks seamonkey much appreciated.

    • http://blogs.tech-recipes.com/jimmyselix jimmyselix

      not a problem! enjoy!

  • kingsface

    This is great!

  • kingsface

    Add control.exe for control panel.

  • kingsface

    EXPLORER.EXE /e,::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}

    for My computer

  • ML

    How can you add “Delete” to the Vista right-click menu, too?

  • Steve

    This is great, I created a menu called “My commands” with a sub menu of many different commands. Thanks!

    • compunerd

      please explain