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A Power User’s Hidden Weapon: Improve the Context Menu

The context menu is an often-underused tool. But with these four additions and edits to the menu, it’ll turn into a powerhouse that you’ll use every day.

Windows Explorer’s right-click context menu is one of the most basic of all XP tools; it provides many shortcuts for whenever you want to take action on a file or a folder. But the right-click menu is missing several basic options, such as choosing a specific folder to which you want to move or copy the file you’ve highlighted, instead of just cutting or copying the file. And when you install new applications, they have a nasty habit of adding their own options that you’ll rarely use in the right-click menu.


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