Disable Stardock's context menu options


TizianoMad

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Stardock's Object Desktop

ObjectDesktop_icon_256.png


Context Menu Options
which can be disabled




Using some Stardock's (Object Desktop) apps to customize the OS can be pretty pleasant, despite a few glitches and incompatibilities.
Though, a bunch of unnecessary options are added in the File Explorer context menus, which I prefer to keep light, clean and useful.
Generally, once I've set everything I need with an app, I don't need a quick access to them through the context menu all the time.
Some can be disabled in app, but not all of them.






I finally found a way to get rid of a few ones.
I've tried 4 of the most popular "context menu customizer" apps, and only one helped me.

(Portable)






File Explorer :
    


        Easy Main Context Menu.PNG



        Context Menu Cleaner.PNG



  • Start11

        Pin to Start11
        (selecting and dragging is completely sufficient).

        Pin to Start11.png                No Pin to Start11.png

    >> Untick Start10Shell option


  • Fences

        Show this [folder /or file] on the desktop
        ("Copy & Paste shortcut" option is ample).

        
    stardock-context-menu-explorer-folder-png.42447


    >> Untick FencesShellExt [Directory+Folder+File] options






"7zip" ZIP file icon
  • Conflict with IconDeveloper

        due to "open with" option added

        
    stardock-context-menu-zip-open-with-png.42449



        
    7zip-png.42441


    >> Reattribute the extension in the 7zip options.





Unsuccessful :


  • Desktop Context Menu

    Unfortunately, I couldn't find a way to disable the "Configure" options only from the Desktop context menu.
    In fact, I do need to keep "Pause/Resume DeskScapes" and "Lock Fences", but each of them are linked to their "Configure" separate option.


        
stardock-context-menu-desktop-png.42445




  • CursorFX icon in the Notification Area

    And last, I would have liked to find a way to get rid of the CursorFX icon in the Notification area.
    (which is also completely useless and takes up place for nothing)

        
    stardock-cursor-notification-system-tray-png.42448


    (no need to give indications about hiding it thanks to the personalization settings, a proper remove is the aim).

    >> It is actually possible to remove it by restarting File Explorer without breaking the app's process, but this is not a real solution.




If you have any idea how to solve the last 2 issues, that would be great.
 
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Unfortunately, I couldn't find a way to disable the "Configure" options only from the Desktop context menu.
In fact, I do need to keep "Pause/Resume DeskScapes" and "Lock Fences", but each of them are linked to their "Configure" separate option.

It looks like you are using Shell and it can remove unwanted items without modifying the Windows Registry.
See the following example

Code:
static
{
    item(find='Configure Fences|Configure DeskScapes' vis=remove)
}

Add this code to static items section in "shell.shl" file. then press Ctrl+right-click to reload settings
 

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