When you download files from the Internet, Windows adds zone information to it and stores it in the file's NTFS alternate steam. Windows 10 shows you a security warning every time you try to open it. Some file types are fully blocked from opening. SmartScreen, a security feature of Windows 10, causes this behavior. But even if SmartScreen is turned off, you still get a warning and need to unblock downloaded files. To save your time, you can add a special context menu to unblock files faster.
By default, File Explorer in Windows 10 does not show the file extension for most file types. You can enable file extensions for files in File Explorer options. To quickly toggle hiding or showing file extensions, you can add a special context menu entry.
Sync Center is an applet of the classic Control Panel app in Windows 10. It comes with a number of useful features, including Offline Files. If you are frequently using the Offline Files feature, then you need quick access to Sync Center. To access it faster, you can add a special context menu to the Desktop.
If you need to rotate an image, Windows 10 allows you to do it without using third party tools. The built-in functionality will allow you to do it quickly right from the File Explorer app. However, If you prefer a third-party solution, you may want to get rid of the appropriate context menu entries.
Windows 10 ships with a Photos app which replaced the Windows Photo Viewer and Photo Gallery. Its tile is pinned to the Start menu. Recent versions of the Photos app allow creating videos with 3D effects from static images and photos. If you find no use for this fancy feature, you can remove the 'Create a New Video' entry from the context menu using a Registry tweak.
As you may already know, Windows 10 comes with two color schemes for Store apps. The default one is light, there is also a darker one. Starting in Windows 10 Build 18282, that represents Windows 10 19H1, also known as "version 1903", you can apply the light or dark theme separately to Windows and to the Store apps.
The 'Open with' context menu is special command which allows the user to open the selected file in an alternative app instead of the default associated one. For example, you can open an image with Paint, Photos or Adobe Photoshop. If you have some unwanted apps displayed in this menu, here is how to remove them from there.
Today, we will see how to add a special context menu entry, "Empty this folder". It will permanently and instantly delete the folder contents. This can be useful if you are using a folder to store temporary files for your project. The context menu command will be added for all users of the operating system installed on your computer.
Windows 10 supports two types of apps: classic Desktop apps (Win32) and modern Store apps. A classic app can be installed for all user accounts available in the OS. A Store app will be installed to each user account separately. If you no longer use some app, it is a good idea to uninstall it and free up space on the drive.
Starting with Windows 7, Microsoft introduced the new taskbar. It allows pinning apps and documents, working with jump lists and shows a progress animation for long file operations. Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 add the ability to pin Store apps to the taskbar. However, these user interface improvements made it harder to open the context menu for the app.