Windows Explorer Menu Editor

Martin Brinkmann
Dec 15, 2008
Updated • Oct 8, 2012
Software, Windows, Windows software

We have  covered several Windows Explorer menu editors like File Menu Tools before here on Ghacks Technology News. Menu Maid is another menu editor for Windows Explorer and you might wonder why you would need another editor. The main advantage of Menu Maid is its streamlined design which makes it easy and convenient to edit Windows Explorer context menu entries.

Menu Maid (via Tech Quest) displays two tabs after startup. The first displays right-click items in Internet Explorer while the second does the same for Windows Explorer. The entries are divided into categories. The Windows Explorer entries are for example divided into Everything, Directories, Drives and Folders. Each category lists items that are displayed when right-clicking specific files or folders in Windows Explorer.

You can disable any item with one click which means that it only takes a few seconds to remove all entries that are not needed in Windows Explorer. Changes will be visible immediately without restart of the system. There was however on entry (Groove folder synchronization) that continued to show up even after it was disabled in Menu Maid. Since it is installed with Microsoft Office it seems to be that it is controlled by other settings in the operating system.

Menu Maid has a size of 123 Kilobytes and can be helpful if you prefer an efficient interface without in depth information about the context menu handlers.

Update: MenuMaid is still working fine on recent versions of the Windows operating system. I have tested it under a 64-bit version of Windows 7 Professional and it worked just fine under the operating system. Internet Explorer entries are displayed different to Windows Explorer entries.

internet explorer menu items

As you can see, MenuMaid highlights the items each function is active on in Internet Explorer. You can't change that, but you can still disable or even delete the context menu items in Internet Explorer.


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  1. Martin said on March 12, 2023 at 3:05 pm

    An even quicker way to open Task Manager is by pressing Ctrl+Shift+Esc.

  2. archie bald said on March 12, 2023 at 4:32 pm

    Win+Pause used to be the goto shortcut for me since… W95… Ms recently hijacked it and you now get Sysinfo. Device manager is still accessible this way: the second to last link at the bottom.

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