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Complete Right Click Custimization in Windows

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No longer do you need to use 10 different programs to make your right click menu the way you want it, you can do it with a shell extentsion and ResHacker (oy, that one again ^^). You can add shortcuts to programs or folders, you can take out and rename parts of the menus already built in, and you can even add bitmaps to the menu.

This is actually a very simple process if you can edit text files (omgsoezzz!1one) and use ResHacker. The ResHacking is the hardest part!

What you will need:

ResHacker

Replacer

Grigri's ContextAware

A Text Editor

Byblos.dll

Command Prompt

The ResHacking

So lets get the tough part done, editing the menu's that make up the damn context menu. Fire up RH and open shell32.dll

Starting at menu 207, you can edit or take out parts of the context menu. The properties part is at 211, cut copy etc 210, a lot of it on 215, 216, etc. Look through there and fix it how you want it. Don't add anything yet, we don't need to.

Once you are hapy, do the usual deal. Compile the menu, save it to any folder, back up shell32.dll and replace it using Replacer. Restart, if you like it move on, if you don't, you can edit it, rinse and repeate.

Moving on to the programs.. Download and extract ContextAware to Program Files and open up "GotoMenu.txt" I will show you what mine looks like so you hopefully can understand whats going on here.

->-
>Folders
->Windows,'goto:%windir%'
->Desktop,'goto:C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator.MATT-1425202C69\Desktop'
->Program,'goto:C:\Program Files'
>Programs
->ResHacker,'goto:c:\program files\reshacker\reshacker.exe'
->Replacer,'goto:c:\program files\replacer\replacer.cmd'
->-
->Firefox,'goto:c:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe'
->Foobar,'goto:c:\Program Files\foobar2000\foobar2000.exe'

The form for adding something is:

->[i]Name[/i],'goto:[i]Path[/i]'

To make a seperator, use:

->-

For a submenu title use:

>[i]Name[/i]

and for a entry in that subfolder use:

->blah

So play around and see what you come up with.

Now for the last thing the image. Now I haven't founda good image for the theme I am going for so I dug up a old bmp to show you guys.

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This one is pretty easy to do and understand, the limitations to the image is it must be a .bmp, and it must be no bigger than 96x96px. So first off you need to dl the Byblos shell extension and extract the dll to the system32 folder. (You can put it anywhere, I say here so you won't move it). Once you activate it, you can't move it.

Next go to run and type cmd and hit enter. Type in (or copy and paste)

regsvr32.exe c:\windows\system32\Byblos.dll

and hit enter. Then go to your desktop and right click.. you will see a crappy picture that looks like a big turd. If you like turds on your desktop, your done with this guide, have a nice day, if not read on.

First you need to fine / make / edit a image and make it 96x96 and a bitmap. Save it to your desktop. When done, fire up ResHacker and open byblos.dll in ../system32/

Go to bitmaps and replace the bitmap with the one of your choosing and save it.

Restart explorer by pressing ctrl alt delete and ending explorer.exe and then clicking File> New task, and tyle in explorer.exe and hit enter. Right click again and wallah.

Questions problems complaints to this thread or to mattalldian at gmail

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CoLdFuSi0n    21

wow very good tutorial

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Advance    0

Thanks a lot, I will be writing more and more now that I have gotten back into the community.

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Oompa    1

Sweet thanks.

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Lare2    9

Very usefull (Y)

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Advance    0

If anyone has done any of the things I mentioned in the above guide, please post a screenshot, because when I finally start updating my website again, I would like to have others outcomes as well as mine.

Thanks

-Advance

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ZappBrannigan    0

Wow that looks very interesting, ill try some of that out later.

:D

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Orange    117

Very good guide will give it a try.

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pre    0

Wow nice! :D

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B.O.B.    0

Nice guide. Thanks. :)

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Evilpig    0

I like that, is it for only right clickin the desktop or what?

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Advance    0

Any right click in explorer.

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mr_demilord    0

without any 3rd party applications

ResHacker

Replacer

Grigri's ContextAware

Byblos.dll

:whistle:

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Advance    0

Those are shell extensions and ResHacker / replacer are not needed after you are done modding the files.

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Mulmiz    0

really really really nice and helpful stuff for me

thanx a lot

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Advance    0

Np mate, would yall be interested in more reshacking guides?

More non shell custimization?

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bid1    0

I added that in there. it looks good and useful. But when I execute a program (right click..) i get this annoying window titled 'File Download - Security Warning' Do you want to run or save this file?

How do i get rid of this?

ThanX

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kevcart3    0

Thanks for this guide, really helped me clean a lot of clutter off of my context menu. :cool:

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Advance    0
I added that in there. it looks good and useful. But when I execute a program (right click..) i get this annoying window titled 'File Download - Security Warning'  Do you want to run or save this file?

How do i get rid of this?

ThanX

586485835[/snapback]

I'm guessing you run SP2?

I'll install sp2 and look into it.

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Joe Red    0
I added that in there. it looks good and useful. But when I execute a program (right click..) i get this annoying window titled 'File Download - Security Warning'  Do you want to run or save this file?

How do i get rid of this?

ThanX

586485835[/snapback]

I'm having the same problem. But as for everything else, it looks great.

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Slimy    13

very nice guide :yes: thanks!

edit: does anyone know where to remove arrange > modified+type+size?

Edited by slimy

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Advance    0

It's in menu 215.

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Colin-uk    134

Nice guide :)

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MrStoo    0

Great guide indeed thank you :D . It helped me alot.

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