What is Context Menu or Right-Click Menu on Windows? Context Menu (also knows as Right-Click Menu) is a convenient functionality of a Windows PC that quickly and easily accesses an application for a selected task. For instance, delete a file or folder by right-clicking on it and select the “Delete” option. For those who want to copy a file or folder to another place, right-click on it and select the “Copy” option and then on a new place, right-click and select the “Paste” option from the context menu. It lets you even access the “Properties” of a file or folder by right-clicking on it and selecting the “Properties” option. Many tasks can be performed on a Windows PC by just right-clicking on a file/folder or even on the free space on the desktop; you can select the “Personalize” option to change the appearance of various items of Windows. Apart from the built-in functions of Windows OS, many applications integrate themselves to right-click context menu and let’s operate the software from there itself.
While we can see in the above examples without Context Menu, we can not move even one step on a Windows PC. But, what actually happens, when we install or play with a lot of applications, most of them integrates themselves into right-click menu, and the context menu gets jumbled or cluttered. When you actually need a correct application to open a file, you have to go through a list of right-click context menus. Hence, we should always keep them clean by removing the unnecessary context menu.
Easy Context Menu
Easy Context Menu is a freeware software from the famous developer team Sordum. This team has also developed popular software, “Drive Letter Changer,” to change a drive letter of Hard Disk partition with a few mouse clicks.
The free ‘Easy Context Menu’ tool lets you add or remove the right-click Context Menu items in Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP (both x86 and x64).
It comes with six main categories and three sub-categories:-
- Desktop Context Menu
- My Computer Context Menu
2b. System Tools
2c. Turn Off options
- Drives Context Menu
- Folder Context Menu
- File Context Menu
- EXE file Context Menu
How to use Easy Context Menu?
Once you download and extract the “Easy Context Menu” app, you will find two executable files: EcMenu (for 32-bit OS) and EcMenu64 (for 64-bit) OS. Run the correct file according to your operating system.
The “Easy Context Menu” allows you to add various useful commands and tweaks to the Desktop, My Computer, Drives, File, and Folder right-click context menus. This portable app is easy to use. Just download and run it to add any function on the Context Menu of Windows 10. Check a function on the app you wish to add in right-click menu and then click on the “Apply Changes” button. Similarly, if you want to remove any function added by the ‘Easy Context Menu’ tool, uncheck it and then click on the “Apply Changes” button. It will be removed immediately from right-click Context Menu.
In my example, we have added some context menu items that you can see in the right-click context menu. Now, we can access these tools “Computer Management,” “Command Prompt,” “Registry Editor,” “Run,” and “Snipping Tool” by right-clicking on free space on the Windows 10 Desktop.
In the future, if you change your mind and want to remove context menu items that are not useful, you can remove them using this free portable tool. The “Easy Context Menu” freeware application also brings a button to remove all the context items by clicking on it.
You can also change the position of the context menu items by clicking on the “List Editor” button. You can set parameters, icons, move up or down items, and even more.
The “Easy Context Menu” lets you clean the right-click context menu items added through any third-party software. To remove the right-click items, click on the “Context Menu Cleaner” button on the toolbar.
It will open a new dialog box with the title “ContextMenu Cleaner.” Select the context menu entry you want to remove from your PC and click on the “Delete” button.
There is also an option available on this app to disable the right-click context menu if you don’t want to remove it from your computer or laptop. Disable it temporarily, and when needs enable it.
If you find it is useful for you to add or remove right-click context menu items in Windows 10/8/7, you can download its latest version from the official website.