Context Menu Tuner 3.0 is out

I am happy to announce a new version of my freeware app, Context Menu Tuner. I believe you'll find it useful. Here are all the changes made since version 2.1.

Context Menu Tuner is an application which allows you to customize Explorer's context menu in Windows 10, Windows 7, 8 and 8.1. Its key feature is the ability to add any Ribbon command to the context menu, which many users find very useful.

Besides that, the application will also allow you to add a custom command to the context menu of any file, folder, desktop background menu or/and specific file type. You can customize the appearance of the context menu item, e.g. adjust its position, add a separator before or after the item, prevent the command from being the default command and make it appear only in the extended context menu (when the SHIFT key is pressed).

Context Menu Tuner 3.0

Context Menu Tuner Disk Cleanup In this release, I added the following new features.

Add commands to a drive's context menu

In this new version, you can add custom or Ribbon commands to a drive's context menu (see the screenshot above). For example, you can add Disk Cleanup and open it directly for the selected drive.

Context menu of Libraries

I added the ability to add commands to the context menu of a library. This will allow you to add useful commands like "Change icon", "Set Save Location", "Restore Settings" or "Optimize library for" directly to the context menu of the selected library when you right click it in File Explorer.

Context Menu Tuner Change Library Icon Warning: When you add a command to a Library's context menu, it will also appear automatically in a folder's context menu. This is not a bug, that is how it behaves and it is required to get the context menu working properly.

User interface changes and improvements

From now, the tooltip of a Ribbon command in the list contains the command's name. This is good for better understanding what a particular command exactly does. Context Menu Tuner New Tooltip

I implemented a special blacklist of commands which can cause File Explorer to crash if you add them to the right click menu. Some commands reported by users are already in the list. If you have spot a Ribbon command which prevents File Explorer's context menu from working normally, please inform me about it and I will add it to the black list. Blacklisted commands will be prevented from being added to the context menu.

Finally, the application got a Brazilian Portuguese translation.

That's it. You can download Context Menu Tuner here:

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11 thoughts on “Context Menu Tuner 3.0 is out

  1. Ricardo Gutiérrez

    Hey thanks for this program! Is great! But when I translated “english_template” to Spanish and selected in the menu the program can’t open. How to reset config to default? Help!

    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      Just rename or delete the translation file.
      Can you email me your file? This is unexpected behavior. I would like to fix it.

      1. Ricardo Gutiérrez

        I tried to delete and rename the file but still can’t open. Sure, I send email with file edited and screenshot

        1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

          I found a bug in the app. Will fix it and re-upload the app.
          Got your email. Thank you!

  2. ObiwanRei

    I have Classic Shell installed from IvoSoft, is your Context Menu Tuner will work together with Classic Shell or should I uninstall Classic Shell? Thanks..

    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      Context Menu Tuner will work with Classic Shell without issues.

  3. Frank

    Sorry, but the latest version totally crashed my explorer (Win10 v1607) – access to sub-directories was only possible via the left-hand window of explorer and any right-click (regardless of file type or folder) resulted in explorer to restart. I had to use Total Commander to run CMT again and revert all changes.
    How about an “UnDo” button?

    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      I will ‘kill’ this CMT. The ‘proper’ version will be part of Winaero Tweaker. Soon.

  4. Luigi

    Hi, I’ve inserted a new print command in the contextual meù and after that the contextual menù crashes on every files. Any solution?
    I’m on Windows 10 last release.

    1. Luigi

      Also: it’s not possible to open cmt.exe cause it crashes explorer too.

    2. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      First of all, run Context Menu Tuner again. Run from the task manager *ctrl+alt+del*->task manager. File > new task > browse for cmt.exe.
      Remove the command and see if this helps.


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