Registry Tweaks for Customizing Windows 10 Taskbar Context Menu

Today in this tutorial, we are going to share 2 Registry tweaks for customizing appearance of Windows 10 Taskbar context menu (right-click menu).

Please note that these Registry tweaks will only work if you use our exclusive tool "Windows 10 Taskbar Context Menu Tweaker".

The Registry tweaks mentioned in this topic will help you in:

  • Showing icons in Taskbar context menu
  • Adding your name or any other desired text string in Taskbar context menu

If you want to customize Taskbar context menu in Windows 10, following easy steps will help you:

Tweak 1: Show Icons in Taskbar Context Menu

By default the Taskbar context menu doesn't show any icons but this Registry tweak can show a few icons such as show desktop, task manager and properties as shown in following image:

Windows_10_Taskbar_Context_Menu_With_Icons.png

If you want to show icons in Taskbar context menu, follow these simple steps:

1. Press WIN+R keys together to launch RUN dialog box. Now type regedit in RUN and press Enter. It'll open Registry Editor.

2. Now go to following key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer

3. In right-side pane, you'll seeĀ ContextMenuConfig DWORD which was created by our "Windows 10 Taskbar Context Menu Tweaker" tool.

Its value would be set to any of the following:

  • 0 - to show classic context menu in Taskbar
  • 1 - to show dark modern (immersive) context menu in Taskbar

4. To show icons in Taskbar context menu, double-click on ContextMenuConfig DWORD and set its value to 2

Show_Icons_Windows_10_Taskbar_Context_Menu.png

Now right-click on Taskbar and you'll see icons in context menu.

5. If you want to show classic context menu without icons in Taskbar, again change value of ContextMenuConfig DWORD to 0 or set its value to 1 to show default dark modern context menu.

Tweak 2: Show Your Name or Other Text String in Taskbar Context Menu

This is an interesting Registry tweak. Actually "Windows 10 Taskbar Context Menu Tweaker" tool adds a new option "Use immersive menu" in Taskbar context menu to toggle between classic and dark modern context menu quickly and easily.

Now the new version of our "Windows 10 Taskbar Context Menu Tweaker" tool comes with a new Registry tweak to customize the label of this "Use immersive menu" option. With the help of this Registry tweak you can change the label of "Use immersive menu" option in Taskbar context menu to any desired text string. Actually this Registry tweak was implemented for users having non-English operating system so that they can set the label of this option in their own display language.

But you can use this Registry tweak to set its label to any desired text string. You can set the label to your name, your website URL or any other text string as shown in following image:

Custom_Text_String_Windows_10_Taskbar_Context_Menu.png

If you want to add your name or other text string in Taskbar context menu in Windows 10, check out following steps:

1. Press WIN+R keys together to launch RUN dialog box. Now type regedit in RUN and press Enter. It'll open Registry Editor.

2. Now go to following key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer

3. In right-side pane, create a new String ToggleMenuTitle and set its value to your desired text string which you want to show in Taskbar context menu.

Add_Name_Windows_10_Taskbar_Context_Menu.png

That's it. Right-click on Taskbar and get ready to see your text string in the context menu.

4. To show the default label again, delete theĀ ToggleMenuTitle String from Registry.

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Lets remind you again that these Registry tweaks will only work if you use our "Windows 10 Taskbar Context Menu Tweaker" tool because these tweaks are a part of the tool.

Also Check:

How to Add Your Name in Desktop Context Menu in Windows 7 and Later?

How to Add Your Name in Desktop Context Menu in Windows XP?





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