How to Add Application to Windows Context Menu

Updated October 6, 2023

We always look forward to an easy approach to launch our most-used Windows applications. Most of us use desktop shortcuts to launch the applications quickly, but I personally love my desktop neat and clean and thus I always look for other creative alternatives. If you are on Windows 7, you can pin applications to the taskbar but people from Vista and XP background don’t have this privilege.

Today I will tell you how you can add applications to the context menu (The right click menu) in Windows 7, Vista and Xp to launch them easily whenever you require without creating a mess of your desktop or taskbar.

Ultimate Windows Context Menu Customizer is a simple program for windows that lets you add application to your context menu with few clicks. Let’s see how to add items to the context menu using this tool.

Adding Applications to Windows Context Menu

Download and run the tool with administrative privileges to begin. The program is portable in nature and does not require installation of any kind. First of all, we will see how you can add pre-defined items to your Windows context menu.

First of all, select the context menu location for eg Desktop, Drives or Computer,etc. Once you select the context menu, the tool will list the current windows command and application the context menu holds in the next box. In the third box, you will see a list of some common windows applications and commands. Just select the application you would like to add and click on the Add button.

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Now, if you wish to add custom applications that are not in the list, head over to the Add/Edit Items section. In the section, type in the name of the program in the Text section, browser for the program executable file and icon image in the Command and Icon field. Finally select the position of the item in the context menu and click on the add button.

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That’s all, your program will be added instantly to the context menu.

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Editing or Removing an Item

To edit or remove an item you have added to the context menu, run the tool and just select the context menu location along with the specific item you want to edit or remove. To remove the item simply click on the remove link, to edit, make the necessary changes to the Add/Edit field and click on the Edit button to make the changes permanent.


Ultimate Windows Context Menu Customizer is a very interesting tool to enhance the context menu to use it in a productive way. If you have some other trick up your sleeves to launch your favorite application in a much easier way, do share it with us. We love to explore!!

Author Bio:- Guest post by Ashish. He writes at LostInTechnolgy where he covers everything from helpful free antivirus coverage to how to get more done with your software

1 comment

  • Valencia

    That is a really good tip particularly to those fresh to the
    blogosphere. Brief but very accurate information… Appreciate your sharing this one.
    A must read post!

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