How to Remove “Show More Options” Item from Windows 11 Context Menu?

We all are familiar with the “Show more options” context menu item on Windows 11. When you click the “Show more options,” it expands and displays other options in sliding down animation. Every time we need to press an extra option to see all the context menu options. Most Windows 11 users may be happy with this feature, but a few don’t like it and want to disable it. If you are one of those Windows users, they want to remove the “Show More Options” entry from Windows 11 Context Menu, refer to this post.

How to Remove “Show More Options” Context menu Entry from Windows 11 through Folder Options?

To remove the “Show More Options” entry from Windows 11 Context menu and get an old context menu like Windows 10, you need to perform the following options:-

Step 1. Launch File Explorer by clicking on the folder icon on the Taskbar or by pressing Windows + E keys from the keyboard.

Step 2. When the File Explorer window opens, click on the 3-horizontal dots, and from the drop-down menu, select Options.

Step 3. Now, Folder Options opens.

Step 4. Navigate to the View tab in Folder Explorer.

Step 5. Check the checkbox Launch folder windows in a separate process under the Advanced settings section.

Step 6. Click Apply.

Step 7. Click OK.

Step 8. Reboot your computer.

That’s it. Now when you right-click on File Explorer, you will notice traditional context menu options.

How to Hide “Show More Options” Context menu Entry from Windows 11 using Registry Editor?

It is also possible to hide the “Show More Options” right-click menu entry from Windows 11 using Registry. To do that, perform the following steps:-

Step 1. Open Registry Editor.

Step 2. In the Registry Editor window that opens, navigate, or browse for the following key from the left sidebar:-

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Shell\Update\Packages

Step 3. On the right side of the Packages key, right-click on free space and select New and then Dword (32-Bit) Value options.

Step 4. Name the newly created DWORD as UndockingDisabled.

Step 5. Now, double-click on the UndockingDisabled to modify it. Enter 1 in the Value Data field.

Step 6. Click OK.

Step 7. Restart your computer.

That’s it.

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