The taskbar context menu helps you to construct a couple of settings without a trouble and easily open other programs such as the Task Manager. You can select all items, invert selected items, and clear all the selections through the built-in options present in the Ribbon menu of Windows 10 and See more section of Windows 11 File Explorer. You will add them in right-click context menu to access these options more frequently.
You can also use these hotkeys:-
- Select all (Ctrl+A) – Select all items in view.
- Select none (Ctrl+R) – Clear all your selections.
In this risewindows article, we will guide you on adding or creating a Select context menu on Windows 11 and 10.
How to Add Select Context Menu on Windows 11 or 10?
Do these steps to add or create a select context menu on Windows 11 or 10:-
Step 1. Open Registry Editor.
Step 2. You need to access the
In each location, create a
By, right-click on
Name that new key as
Step 3. Create three different String values named
By, right-click on the
Make three REG_SZ in each location by repeating the above step and name these as
Step 4. After that, you need to set the “Value data” for each REG_SZ.
By, double-click on each REG_SZ and set “Value data” to the following:-
- icon: imageres.dll,-5308
- MUIVerb: Select
- SubCommands: Windows.selectall;Windows.selectnone;Windows.invertselection
Step 5. Press
Now, each string will look like the below image:-
After filled the “Value data” of all String values in the
If you select some item or right-click on an empty area on the Desktop or a folder, you will see the
If those steps seem difficult, open a Notepad file on your Windows 11 or 10 PC by clicking on the
In Notepad, copy and paste the following:-
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\Select] "MUIVerb"="Select" "icon"="imageres.dll,-5308" "SubCommands"="Windows.selectall;Windows.selectnone;Windows.invertselection" [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\Select] "MUIVerb"="Select" "icon"="imageres.dll,-5308" "SubCommands"="Windows.selectall;Windows.selectnone;Windows.invertselection" [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell\Select] "MUIVerb"="Select" "icon"="imageres.dll,-5308" "SubCommands"="Windows.selectall" [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\LibraryFolder\Background\shell\Select] "MUIVerb"="Select" "icon"="imageres.dll,-5308" "SubCommands"="Windows.selectall;Windows.selectnone;Windows.invertselection"
In the “Save as” dialog, select a location where you want to save the registry file. Then, name the file and put the “.reg” extension after the file name. Select
After completing the above steps, you will find a “.reg” file in your chosen location.
To add the “Select” context menu, just double-click on the newly created “.reg” file and click the
If you want to remove the
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\Select] [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\Select] [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell\Select] [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\LibraryFolder\Background\shell\Select]
Next, save the notepad file with a “.reg” extension and double-click on this file to remove the “Select” context menu from your PC.
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