How to Add Default Apps to Desktop Context Menu in Windows 10
When you double click a file in File Explorer, it will be opened with an associated app. Apps can handle not only files but also various network protocols like HTTP (your default browser), BitTorrent or protocol handlers like tg: (a Telegram link), xmmp: (Jabber links) or skype: for the popular VoIP app. The default app associations can be set from Settings. For your convenience, you can add Default Apps to the Desktop context menu to access it faster. Continue reading "Add Default Apps to Desktop Context Menu in Windows 10"
How to Change the App for the Edit Image Context Menu Command in Windows 10
In modern Windows versions, File Explorer includes the Edit command in the context menu for images. If you right-click an image, and select Edit, the image will be opened in Microsoft Paint. In this article, we will see how to change the app for the Edit command and replace it with an image editor of your choice.
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.