Windows 11 Custom Context Menu – Add your own entries in the new context menu

Windows 11 has a new context menu that has advantages, but for some also disadvantages. All previous tutorials can only add entries in the “old” context menu. With Custom Context Menu it is now possible to add your own entries to the new context menu under Windows 11.

Custom Context Menu can be installed via GitHub as * .ps1, or via the Microsoft Store. There you have the free trial version, which works without any limitation. Or if you like the app, you can buy ikas a coffee for his work.

I once installed the app from the store. This has the advantage that the updates come here automatically. After the start, you can also create your own entries in the new context menu under Windows 11. The new structure creates a menu entry that is then cascaded. Just as it is now only possible with every app or program so that the context menu does not “overflow”.

The entries are saved in a * .json file, which you can reach either via the folder icon or directly at the top right via the sheet with the arrow. The path for this is

AppDataLocalPackages7061touchwp.CustomContextMenu_m9vp3t2f55f5tLocalStatecustom_commands

I once used very simple commands for the test. But since PowerShell is also possible with parameters, there are almost no limits to your imagination.

  • At the bottom right you have the gear. There you can give your context menu a name.
  • You can then add a new entry using the plus sign. (Otherwise it will not be displayed without an entry)
  • Title: You can enter what you want there.
  • Exe The path to the * .exe comes in here in quotation marks. It is best to right-click the * .exe -> copy path and then enter it. For PowerShell, simply powershell is enough.
  • Param As in this example, “{path}” comes in. In PowerShell, a parameter (command) can then be written into it. You also know, for example, from task planning.
  • Icon: Here you can (but don’t have to) enter the path to an icon. It doesn’t matter whether it is from the * .exe or your own.
  • Match Extensions: Here you can enter specific file types. As an example “.txt”.

The entries I’ve used here are just examples. You can also call them up via “Open with”. But for PowerShell, or the examples that ikas provides on GitHub, such as install.apk, send to wsa, send image to wsa, it’s more interesting.

Info and download:

Developer:
touchwp

Price:
€ 0.99

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