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How to get the Windows 10 context menu in Windows 11


The right-click context menu in Windows 11 has been rebuilt to provide better experience, however there are less options available than in the previous menu.

It requires a extra click (Show more options) to see more options or use Shift + F10 keyboard shortcut to access the other entries.

If you don't like the new Windows 11 menu design, it is possible to disable the new context menu to enable the new classic right-click menu by editing the Registry.

Note : I am using command line way to edit the registry

  1. Open Windows Terminal with Windows PowerShell or Command Prompt. You don’t need to start it as administrator, since the override will be set per-user basis.

  2. Copy and paste the following command into Windows Terminal, then press Enter

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

    If everything goes right, it should say "The operation completed successfully."

  3. Close Windows Terminal.

  4. Restart the PC to make the override key take effect.

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Khalil Ganiga

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