Remove NVIDIA Display from Context (Right-Click) Menu on the Desktop

   Posted August 12, 2005 by David Kirk in Windows

Most NVIDIA drivers will install an entry called “NVIDIA Display” in your context menu. When people right-click on their desktop, they see this useless menu setting. Here is how to remove it.


This tutorial describes how to take NVIDIA out of your context menu.

It kills me when companies decide their products are so important that I should see their software everytime I right-click. NVIDIA is notorious for this.

Here is how to remove NVIDIA from your context menu:

    1. Click Start.
    2. Click Run.
    3. Type regedit in the textbox.
    4. Click OK.
    5. In the registry editor, go to the following key:
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\NvCplDesktopContext

    6. Right-click on NvCplDesktopContext, and select delete.
    7. Exit regedit.

Now, when you right-click, you will no longer see NVIDIA.

 

About David Kirk

David Kirk is one of the original founders of tech-recipes and is currently serving as editor-in-chief. Not only has he been crafting tutorials for over ten years, but in his other life he also enjoys taking care of critically ill patients as an ICU physician.
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