UPDATE: New version 2.0 released which comes with lots of new features such as ability to add website links, files and folders shortcuts in Desktop context menu. Check out full details below.
As you all know we have posted a detailed tutorial in past which allows you to add your favorite program shortcut in Windows 7 and later Desktop context (right-click) menu so that you can run the program quickly and easily by just right-click on Desktop:
We have also posted lots of other similar tutorials to customize Desktop context menu in Windows which can be found in following article:
Today we are going to share a free and portable utility "Right Click Context Menu Adder" created by an AskVG reader "Gromas" which allows you to add your favorite program shortcut, website link, file or folder shortcut in Windows 7 and later Desktop context menu quickly and easily and you'll not need to modify Windows Registry yourself, this software will do the job for you.
Following is an example of the output which you can get with the help of this awesome software:
As you can see in the above screenshot, we have added a link to AskVG.com at top of context menu, added a link to wallpapers folder in the middle of context menu and added a shortcut to change desktop icons settings at the bottom of Desktop context menu with the help of this freeware.
You just need to run this tool and select the desired item which you want to add in Desktop context menu. You can select any of following items to add to context menu:
- Web Address
- Any type of file
After selecting the desired item, provide required details such as program's EXE file path, website URL, file name, etc. By default, the program icon is automatically selected from its EXE file but you can also select a custom icon. The program also allows you to customize the shortcut name which will be displayed in context menu. For website shortcut, you can also ask program to automatically retrieve its favicon which will be displayed in Desktop context menu.
This small utility also allows you to select the position of the new shortcut in Desktop context menu. You can select any of following positions:
If you select "Show only when SHIFT key is pressed" option, the new shortcut will only be shown in Desktop context menu when you press SHIFT key while right-clicking on Desktop. It'll not be visible normally. So you can enable this option for those shortcuts which you don't use regularly or want to hide from others.
You can also tell the software whether the new shortcut should be added to Desktop context menu only or should the software add the new shortcut to folder context menu as well. If you select the 2nd option, the shortcut will also be visible when you right-click on a folder.
Once a new shortcut is added, you can remove it later using 2nd tab. Simply select the desired item from the list and click on "Remove" button.
This software comes in 2 languages: English and Portuguese.
This software is highly customizable and works perfectly without any problem. The best thing is that its portable so you don't need to install it. Simply run the EXE file and add desired shortcuts in Desktop context menu.
It can be used in both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows editions. You can download it using following link:
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