Add Windows Settings to your Desktop Context Menu

A basic PowerShell Script to allow you to add to your Right-click Desktop Context Menu

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    Add Windows Settings to your Desktop Context Menu - A basic PowerShell Script to allow you to add to your Right-click Desktop Context Menu

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    Note!!!

    Please accept my apologies if you've all ready tried the script I posted yesterday.

    On reviewing it today I noticed I omitted one line of code to add the MUIVerb String value that stores the data value of Devices and as a result the Settings menu when expanded displayed 03SubCmd rather than Devices in the list of choices to select.

    I've modified the code to correct that mistake and have also updated the image so that you can see how it should look when running correctly.

    If you have all ready run this Script prior to my correcting it, you can safely copy the updated code or download the updated download, and run that to fix things.

    Regards,

    Regedit32
     
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    JAY B.

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    Thanks ! :D

    I believe this will be quite usefull

    I will modify it so that it will be in French :p wish me luck ! :)

    GREAT WORK ! :D

    Regards ;) JAY B.
     
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    I'd love to see it in French.

    When you're done please post it here.

    I do know a little French but its been a long time since I used French [ back in school ].

    I believe it may be handy to have in the context menu given Microsoft are slowly but surely deprecating the older Control Panel and moving things into their new Windows Settings section.
     
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    Hi,

    There is not a big difference, only a few words translated and that's it ! :)

    Here's the result :

    [​IMG]

    And in Registry :

    [​IMG]

    I'm still with Creator's Update (1703), nevertheless I modified (a little bit ! :p) the code you provided us generously. And I'm keeping it for the day I will upgrade to Fall's Creator's Update.
    I joined the file, and you will see almost no difference.

    I couldn't Thank You enough ! :D

    Regards ;) JAY B.

    P.S.: Do you mind if we share your code (tweak) on a French forum ?
     

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    Hi Jay B,

    Thanks for sharing the French with me. That takes me back many years to my school days when I was far more proficient in the language :D

    Please feel free to share the code with anyone you like.

    I am interested on seeing whether or not Microsoft will eventually include this choice as a Default option in time.

    Regards,

    Regedit32
     
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    Hi Regedit32,

    I shared your coding for this great improvement in accessing « settings », and it was well received ! :D

    I hope that Microsoft will include it.

    Like you know, quite a few peoples had problems with the start menu, no matter if you were right or left clicking on it, it wouldn't open. I'm wondering if by including this option in our desktop right-clic, if we would still be able get these links working so that we would be able to get to « Update & Security », and try to fix the issue ???

    If I do have an issue with my start menu, I'll come back to post it ! :p

    Thanks again ! :)

    Regards ;) JAY B.
     
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    They may have thought the Windows key plus I was fast enough. Ok , but perhaps a short mention of the key combination in the welcome, or somewhere, might have been helpful. But, knowing it, it is a safer way than altering anything in the registry.

    There is a reg ad and reg remove available on the web for the function also.
     
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    Yes the Winkey + I is handy too.

    I'm not sure whether there is a additional key you can then press to move to a specific setting within Windows Settings, which is why I like the option to add these to your context menu.

    I agree at times modifying the Registry can lead to undesirable results, however in this case, while several new hives and values are created, they are contained within the Super Hive [ also created from the PS script ] so there is little chance it will upset anything else.
     
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    I am possibly driven by a compulsion not to add any more hidden items to my computer. I can only just remember what is already available!
    Click start: click settings (or the shortcut key),. One more extra key tap. Works for me.

    fwiw. Winkey + U gets to the updates, but, as far as I know, unless you get into mapping, that is the only other lead to the individual settings
     
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    Cheers for that one. I had not discovered it myself.

    I prefer the context menu personally for two reasons:
    • My typing skills are average so using hotkeys I often hit the wrong second key
    • I also struggle to remember all the shortcuts in the first place, so knowing I just just right-click and select Settings, then the option I am seeking suits me.
     
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    Hi,

    It's the same for me, and there's so many keyboard shortcut, that it is hard to remember all of them.
    It is simpler for me to use the contest menu.
    And I believe that it should be a part of the next Build !???

    Regards ;) JAY B.
     
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    Not disagreeing in the slightest. But, my own preference remains with the mouse selection through the already incorporated facilities.
     
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    Winkey + U gets me to the Narrator page.
     
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    Right, but that is a sub section of a settings. I really don't want to drill down to that level!! lol
     
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