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How to Add any Program to the Right-Click Menu on Windows 10

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If you have been using Windows 10 for a while, you might know that the operating system creates a desktop shortcut for every app you install. The same goes for the games as well. We usually install 30-50 software on our computer, but we hardly use most of them.

There are only a selected number of programs that we use too often. For example, the web browser is one of the most used programs, and we can quickly launch it via the desktop shortcut. However, have you ever thought about adding a particular program on a desktop right-click menu?

On Windows 10, it’s possible. You can add any program to the right-click context menu on Windows 10. For that, you need to make some changes to the system registry file. The process is a bit complicated, but it’s worth all efforts.

After adding your favorite program to the right-click context menu, you no longer need to depend on a desktop shortcut or start menu. Whenever you feel the need to use the program, you need to right-click anywhere on the desktop and click on the Program name.

Also Read: How to Add Control Panel to Windows’ Right-Click Menu

Steps to Add any Program to the Right-Click Menu on Windows 10

In this article, we will share a detailed guide on how to add any program to the right-click context menu on Windows 10. So, let’s check out.

Note: Here, we have taken the example of the Google Chrome web browser. You could add any applications you want instead.

Step 1. First of all, click on the Windows Search and type in ‘Registry Editor’. Open Registry Editor from the list.

Open Registry Editor from the list.

Step 2. Open the Registry Editor from the list. Now head to the following path –

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTDirectoryBackgroundshell

Navigate to the path

Step 3. Now right click on the shell key and select New > Key.

select New > Key

Step 4. Name the new key ‘Google Chrome’. On the right pane, double click on the ‘Default’ and type in the app name on the Value field. In this example, it is Google Chrome.

type in the app name on the Value field

Step 5. Now right-click on the Google Chrome key from the left pane, and select New > Key.

select New > Key.

Step 6. Name the new key ‘command’

Name the new key 'command'

Step 7. On the left-hand side, double click on the ‘Default’ key. On the value field, enter the path of your program’s executable file.

double click on the 'Default' key

Note: To get the executable file path, right-click on your program’s desktop shortcut and select Properties. Next, select the Shortcut tab and copy the path given below the ‘Target’ field.

Step 8. Once done, click on the ‘Ok‘ button.

Step 9. Now right-click anywhere on the blank space on your desktop. You will find the newly added program on the context menu.

That’s it! You are done. This is how you can add any program to right-click the context menu in Windows 10.

This article is about adding any program to right-click the context menu on Windows 10 computer. I hope this article helped you! Please share it with your friends also. If you doubt this, let us know in the comment box below.

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This post was written by Amarnath Chakraborty and was first posted to TechViral



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