How to add an application to the Windows desktop right-click menu

How to add an application to the Windows desktop right-click menu

In this article, we will show you how to add an application to the Windows desktop right-click menu. This can be very useful if you want to quickly open frequently used programs directly on windows desktop.

 

How to add an application to the Windows desktop right-click menu:

  1. Go to windows start menu and enter “regedit”. Open regedit app. How to add an application to the Windows desktop right-click menu
  2. Go to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell How to add an application to the Windows desktop right-click menu
  3. Right-click on the Shell and select New > Key How to add an application to the Windows desktop right-click menu
  4. Enter the name of the program, this will be displayed in the windows desktor right-click menu. In this case we used Notepad How to add an application to the Windows desktop right-click menu
  5. Click on the Notepad key and select New > Key How to add an application to the Windows desktop right-click menu
  6. Enter the name of the key “command” How to add an application to the Windows desktop right-click menu
  7. Find in the file explorer a program launch file you want to use (in this case notepad.exe), press Shift and right-click on the file and select Copy as pathHow to add an application to the Windows desktop right-click menu
  8. Click on “command” on the left side of the registry editor, and then double-click on the Default key in the right side to edit the string value and paste the path you copied in the previous step into field Value dataHow to add an application to the Windows desktop right-click menu
  9. Close the registry editor and try it. Now when you right-click on your desktop, you will see Notepad shortcut in the menu. How to add an application to the Windows desktop right-click menu
  10. Repeat this instruction to add more programs.
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