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    Context (Shortcuts) Menu

    Context (Shortcuts) Menu
    How to Expand the Context (Shortcuts) Menu in Vista
    Context (Shortcuts) Menu

    How to Expand the Context (Shortcuts) Menu in Vista


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    This will show, when you right click on an item, how to see more options in the context menu.


    Here's How:
    1. Hold down the shift key when right clicking on files and folders to get the extra context menu options.

    File Before and After Shift key :
    Context (Shortcuts) Menu-file_before-jpgContext (Shortcuts) Menu-file_with_shift-jpg

    Folder Before and After Shift key :
    Context (Shortcuts) Menu-folder_before-jpgContext (Shortcuts) Menu-folder_with_shift-jpg


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  2.    26 Feb 2008 #1
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    Re: Context (Shortcuts) Menu


    Hi guys, this one doesnt work for me - Im not getting the Open Command Window Here on the expanded menu.

    Im using Ultimate 64bit.

    Greatful for any ideas

    all the best

    Gill
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  3.    26 Feb 2008 #2
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    Re: Context (Shortcuts) Menu


    Hi Gill,

    What is the name and path of the folder or drive that this is not working on?

    Are you trying it from within Windows Explorer and not from within the folder tree?

    Shawn
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  4.    26 Feb 2008 #3
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    Re: Context (Shortcuts) Menu


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hi Gill,

    What is the name and path of the folder or drive that this is not working on?

    Are you trying it from within Windows Explorer and not from within the folder tree?

    Shawn

    Hi Shawn

    I can get it to work over a folder now but not over a file. And it happens in any drive and any file type from .txt .doc .psd, .jpg and so on

    Cheers for the help
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  5.    26 Feb 2008 #4
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    Re: Context (Shortcuts) Menu


    Your welcome Gill. It's just not available for a file.

    Shawn
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  6.    16 Jun 2008 #5
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    Re: Context (Shortcuts) Menu


    Rats, I thought this was going to answer my question, too. It is somewhat related--does anyone know why the Open command disappears from this menu (and the menu bar) when two or more files with different extensions are highlighted?
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  7.    16 Jun 2008 #6
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    Re: Context (Shortcuts) Menu


    Hi Ssemandeni,

    Open With is used to to open a single file extension type with a selected program. You can select multiple files with the same file extension and still use Open With, but not multiple different file extensions.

    Sorry,
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  8.    16 Jun 2008 #7
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    Re: Context (Shortcuts) Menu


    Nah, wasn't using Open With, just trying to Open...in XP used to just highlight and hit Enter, but even that doesn't work. Cuz yeah, MS Word won't handle my .dss, and can only take the .tiff after they've been converted, which doesn't work so well anyway.
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  9.    17 Jun 2008 #8
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    Re: Context (Shortcuts) Menu


    Ok ssemadeni,

    I tested it on my computer and found that if the selected files have the same file extension, then Open will appear. If the selected files have more than one file extension type, then Open is gone. I'm pretty sure that it all comes down to the default program associations to the file extentions. If the selected files have different file extensions and there is not a default program that can open all of them, then Vista removes Open.

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  10.    17 Jun 2008 #9
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    Re: Context (Shortcuts) Menu


    thanks. Appreciate the feedback.
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