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  1. vookster82

    vookster82 Thread Starter

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    Hi, i got a little problem of a coworker trying to "rename" a newly created file...but instead she hits the "delete" button all too often:mad: . Ironicly the rename and delete menu items are right next to each other. :eek:

    Please tell me that there is a easy way to "move" context menu items. I found a little progy called shellex view from nirsoft a while back that lets me easyily add or remove context menu items...but i dont let me move them:mad:

    Any ideas ????
     
  2. erick295

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    AFAIK you can't move them. They're part of Windows. Why doesn't she just use F2 instead?
     
  3. vookster82

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    Simply put...fast moving fat fingers hopped up on caffine why listeneing to the radio. :rolleyes:
    I tried that option too, but half the time she ends up searching the computer for some random file F3, or she ends up in help F1. It's like a nightmare, every other day she's calling me up to tell me she "thinks" she may have deleted a file i just created...and thats only when she renames files. You should see what happens when she goes to move files. :eek: It's coming to a point where im going to pop off the shift and control keys..:mad:

    There's gotta be a way though....maybe i can add a context menu item to go in between delete and rename. :p

    Thanks for the suggestion though
     
  4. stantley

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    You could try Mmm Free which will let you edit the context menu. Here's a description:

    Mmm Free allows you to customize the Windows context menu. You can hide selected items, or move them to a `Rarely Used` folder entry that opens a sub-menu in your right-click menu. The program is easy to use and offers a drag and drop interface to move or hide an item. An optional Plus version with additional features is also available (for purchase).
     
  5. Claymore

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    Hi,

    I suppose disabling the context menu completely and forcing the use of the top toolbar or function keys is too extreme?
     
  6. vookster82

    vookster82 Thread Starter

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    that mmm free app should do the trick. thanks (y)

    how would one disable the context menu as a whole anyways? i think that would cause more headaches for myself thought, but good call though. :D
     
  7. Claymore

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    Hello again,

    That utility from stantley will do it - good find!

    Disabling the context menu would be in a Group Policy (if you're running XP-Pro - otherwise a Registry hack). Just for anyone's info the Group Policy is located at:
    User Configuration
    Administrative Templates
    Windows Explorer
    and in the right-hand pane:
    Remove Windows Explorer's default context menu

    It also removes the same options from the File drop-down menu.
     
  8. vookster82

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    nice, thanks a bunch....always something to keep in mind ;)
     
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