Personalization Disable "Show more options" context menu in Windows 11

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When you right click on an item in Windows 11, you will see a new modern condensed context menu with Show more options (Shift+F10) at the bottom you have to click on to see all available options.

If you use the context menu a lot, then you will most likely find having to click on Show more options annoying anytime you need more options.

If you like, you can disable this condensed Show more options context menu to always see the full context menu again when you right click on an item.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the "Show more options" context menu for your account in Windows 11.


Contents

  • Option One: Enable or Disable "Show more options" context menu using REG file
  • Option Two: Enable or Disable "Show more options" context menu using Command


EXAMPLE: "Show more options" context menu enabled and disabled
Enable_Show_more_options.png
Disable_Show_more_options.png






OPTION ONE

Enable or Disable "Show more options" context menu using REG file


1 Do step 2 (enable) or step 3 (disable) below for what you would like to do.


2 To Enable "Show more options" context menu

This is the default setting.


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Enable_Show_more_options_context_menu.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\CLSID\{86ca1aa0-34aa-4e8b-a509-50c905bae2a2}]

3 To Disable "Show more options" context menu

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Disable_Show_more_options_context_menu.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\CLSID\{86ca1aa0-34aa-4e8b-a509-50c905bae2a2}\InprocServer32]
@=""

4 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7 You may need to either restart the explorer process, sign out and sign in, or restart the computer to apply.

8 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.





OPTION TWO

Enable or Disable "Show more options" context menu using Command


1 Open Windows Terminal, and select Windows PowerShell or Command Prompt.

2 Copy and paste the command below you want into Windows Terminal, and press Enter.

(Disable)​
reg add "HKCU\Software\Classes\CLSID\{86ca1aa0-34aa-4e8b-a509-50c905bae2a2}\InprocServer32" /f /ve

OR​

(Enable)​
reg delete "HKCU\Software\Classes\CLSID\{86ca1aa0-34aa-4e8b-a509-50c905bae2a2}" /f

3 Close Windows Terminal.

4 You may need to either restart the explorer process, sign out and sign in, or restart the computer to apply.


That's it,
Shawn Brink

 

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Hazel123

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Well, actually, thank Shawn. My guess is that God doesn't pay much attention to Windows 11. She's otherwise occupied.
Lol :)
 

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Well, actually, thank Shawn. My guess is that God doesn't pay much attention to Windows 11. She's otherwise occupied.



IF... the world was created in only seven days, then God can't possibly be a woman.
She'd still be "getting ready". :D
 

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So, since "Getting things ready" screens are the longest lingering ones in the set of installation screens, you figure that the Windows installation programs must have been written by female engineers?
 

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So, since "Getting things ready" screens are the longest lingering ones in the set of installation screens, you figure that the Windows installation programs must have been written by female engineers?



Not "getting things ready". Just... "getting ready". :)
 

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I stand corrected. :lmao:
 

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Sorry, Brink I missed your reply at #31 until now - Yes I did do restarts to double check the registry changes had taken place.
 

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Working as always. Thanks Admin. :)(y)
 

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