Defrag Tools #176 - CMD and PowerShell Context Menus

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In this episode of Defrag Tools, Andrew Richards and Chad Beeder delve into the way the Shell uses the registry to provide the Right-Click behavior of a (File Explorer) Folder.

We add sub-menus to the Directory context menu, allowing a Command Prompt or PowerShell prompt to be opened in the current folder, either elevated and non-elevated.

The registry file created is provided on Andrew's MSDN blog (Where in the API is Andrew Richards?), and the Defrag Tools OneDrive.

Resources:
Enhancing the "Open Command Prompt here" Context Menu experience (Andrew's MSDN blog)
Creating Shortcut Menu Handlers (MSDN)

 

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      habula

      Great video. Have been using SHIFT all these years :(. Thanks for the blog post as well :)

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      vineelkovvu​ri

      Amazing Andrew. You are my hero :) 

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      LeoJBG

      Love the new menu design. I cannot seem to get the Windows Subsystem for Linux bash icon to show in the menu's that I have tried to setup. There are also issues with WSL's bash involving working dir and elevation which I will raise on their github if I can get the icon to display. Is there anything special I need to do? I was hoping to use environment variables in the path to make the .reg shareable as the icon is stored in the user profile. The path is %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\lxss\bash.ico

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      windev

      @LeoJBG: I'd just copy bash.ico into c:\windows -- and skip trying to get anything more complex to work.

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