Context menu "Programs and Features"


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Is there a registry way to add control panel item -- "Programs and Features" into desktop context menu ?

Thanks in advance.

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
While I don't know any way to add "Programs and Features" to the Context Menu, I do know a way to create a shortcut for the desktop and Start Menu.

Follow these instructions:

A) Create a Programs and Features Shortcut for the Desktop
On a blank space on the desktop, press right-mouse click and hover the mouse over New from the drop-down menu.
With the mouse hovering over New, select Shortcut from the next drop-down menu that appears. A "Create Shortcut" window opens.
Under "Type the location of the item:" type the following:
"C:\Windows\System32\control.exe appwiz.cpl"
remembering to add a space between "exe" and "appwiz"
Click Next
Type in the name for your shortcut, and click on finish
You can now use this shortcut to quickly access Programs and Features.
B) Pin the Desktop shortcut to the Start Menu
Right-mouse click on your newly created shortcut.
Select Pin to Start from the drop-down menu.
That is it!! The item is now added to the Start Menu and is ready for use.

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  • OS
    Windows 11
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    AMD Ryzen 5 5600
    MSI B550-A Pro
    16 GB
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    Sapphire Radeon RX 6500XT (8 GB version)
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    BenQ Mobuiz EX2710Q QHD, Iiyama ProLite X23377HDS
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    MSI Spatium M461 4TB
  • Operating System
    Windows 11
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Thank you @iko22 for your suggestion which gives me the idea of the following :

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\Shell\Programs and Features]
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\Shell\Programs and Features\Command]
@="explorer shell:::{7b81be6a-ce2b-4676-a29e-eb907a5126c5}"

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11

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