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How to Add Start Speech Recognition Context Menu in Windows 10

When you set up Speech Recognition in Windows 10, it lets you control your PC with your voice alone, without needing a keyboard or mouse.

Using only your voice, you can open menus, click buttons and other objects on the screen, dictate text into documents, and write and send emails. Just about anything you do with your keyboard and mouse can be done with only your voice.

Speech Recognition is only available for the following languages: English (United States, United Kingdom, Canada, India, and Australia), French, German, Japanese, Mandarin (Chinese Simplified and Chinese Traditional), and Spanish.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove Start Speech Recognition to the desktop context menu for all users in Windows 10.

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How to Add Presentation Settings to Desktop Context Menu in Windows

When giving a presentation, you may want to turn on presentation mode.

While presentation mode is turned on, your computer stays awake, system notifications are turned off, and your presentation settings for screen saver, volume, and desktop background are applied. In addition, the presentation settings icon will show on the taskbar notification area to indicate it is currently turned on.

This tutorial will show you how to add a Presentation Settings desktop context menu for all users in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

The Presentation Settings context menu allows users to quickly open and change Presentation Settings, open Windows Mobility Center, and turn on or off presentation mode on demand for their account.

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How to Change Send to Fax Recipient Icon in Windows

The Send to context menu makes it easy for you to quickly send a copy of items (ex: files, folders, libraries) to Bluetooth device, Compressed (zipped) folder, Desktop (create shortcut), Documents, Fax recipient, Mail recipient, and removable and network drives.

This tutorial will show you how to change the icon for the Send to > Fax recipient context menu item to any icon for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

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How to Change Send to Bluetooth Device Icon in Windows

The Send to context menu makes it easy for you to quickly send a copy of items (ex: files, folders, libraries) to Bluetooth device, Compressed (zipped) folder, Desktop (create shortcut), Documents, Fax recipient, Mail recipient, and removable and network drives.

This tutorial will show you how to change the icon for the Send to > Bluetooth device context menu item to any icon for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

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How to Change Send to Documents Icon in Windows

The Send to context menu makes it easy for you to quickly send a copy of items (ex: files, folders, libraries) to Bluetooth device, Compressed (zipped) folder, Desktop (create shortcut), Documents, Fax recipient, Mail recipient, and removable and network drives.

In Windows 10, the Send to > Documents context menu will send a copy of the item to your default save location in your Documents library.

This tutorial will show you how to change the icon for the Send to > Documents context menu item to any icon for your account or all users in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

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How to Change Send to Compressed (zipped) Folder Icon in Windows

The Send to context menu makes it easy for you to quickly send a copy of items (ex: files, folders, libraries) to Bluetooth device, Compressed (zipped) folder, Desktop (create shortcut), Documents, Fax recipient, Mail recipient, and removable and network drives.

Compressed (zipped) files and/or folders take up less storage space and can be transferred to other computers more quickly than uncompressed files, they can also – in some cases – allow you to upload files to websites when the original file is too large. You can work with compressed files and folders in the same way that you work with uncompressed files and folders.

This tutorial will show you how to change the icon for the Send to > Compressed (zipped) folder context menu item to any icon for your account or all users in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

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How to Change Send to Mail Recipient Icon in Windows

The Send to context menu makes it easy for you to quickly send a copy of items (ex: files, folders, libraries) to Bluetooth device, Compressed (zipped) folder, Desktop (create shortcut), Documents, Fax recipient, Mail recipient, and removable and network drives.

This tutorial will show you how to change the icon for the Send to > Mail recipient context menu item to any icon for your account or all users in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

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How to Change Send to Desktop (create shortcut) Icon in Windows

The Send to context menu makes it easy for you to quickly send a copy of items (ex: files, folders, libraries) to Bluetooth device, Compressed (zipped) folder, Desktop (create shortcut), Documents, Fax recipient, Mail recipient, and removable and network drives.

This tutorial will show you how to change the icon for the Send to > Desktop (create shortcut) context menu item to any icon for your account or all users in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

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How to Add or Remove Customize tab in Desktop Folder Properties in Windows

The Customize tab in the properties of a folder or non-OS drive allows you to change the folder template, folder pictures, and folder icons if a supported option for the folder.

To open the Customize tab, you can right click or press and hold on a folder or non-OS drive, and click/tap on Properties.

You can also right click or press and hold on the background of a open folder or non-OS drive, and click/tap on Customize this folder to open the Customize tab.

By default, the Customize tab is not available for the Desktop folder. Windows stores your personal Desktop folder in your account’s %UserProfile% folder (ex: “C:\Users\Brink”).

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Customize tab in the Desktop folder properties and Customize this folder context menu for all users in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

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How to Add or Remove Customize tab in Folder Properties in Windows

The Customize tab in the properties of a folder or non-OS drive allows you to change the folder template, folder pictures, and folder icons if a supported option for the folder.

To open the Customize tab, you can right click or press and hold on a folder or non-OS drive, and click/tap on Properties.

You can also right click or press and hold on the background of a open folder or non-OS drive, and click/tap on Customize this folder to open the Customize tab.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Customize tab in folder properties and Customize this folder context menu for all users in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

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How to Add Edit with PowerShell ISE x86 as administrator in Windows 10

The Windows PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment (ISE) is one of two hosts for the Windows PowerShell engine and language. With it you can write, run, and test scripts in ways that are not available in the Windows PowerShell Console. The ISE adds syntax-coloring, tab completion, IntelliSense, visual debugging, and context sensitive Help.

The ISE lets you run commands in a console pane, but it also supports panes that you can use to simultaneously view the source code of your script and other tools that can plug into the ISE. You can even open up multiple script windows at the same time, which is especially helpful when you are debugging a script that uses functions defined in other scripts or modules.

If you have 64-bit Windows 10 installed, there may be times you want to edit a PS1 file with the 32-bit Windows PowerShell ISE (x86) instead of the 64-bit Windows PowerShell ISE.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove a Edit with PowerShell ISE (x86) as administrator context menu for PS1 files for all users in Windows 10.

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How to Add Edit with PowerShell ISE as administrator context menu in Windows 10

The Windows PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment (ISE) is one of two hosts for the Windows PowerShell engine and language. With it you can write, run, and test scripts in ways that are not available in the Windows PowerShell Console. The ISE adds syntax-coloring, tab completion, IntelliSense, visual debugging, and context sensitive Help.

The ISE lets you run commands in a console pane, but it also supports panes that you can use to simultaneously view the source code of your script and other tools that can plug into the ISE. You can even open up multiple script windows at the same time, which is especially helpful when you are debugging a script that uses functions defined in other scripts or modules.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove a Edit with PowerShell ISE as administrator context menu for PS1 files for all users in Windows 10.

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How to Add or Remove Screen Snip Context Menu in Windows 10

Starting with Windows 10 build 17661, a new Screen Snip feature has been added to Windows 10 to be able to quickly snip and share a screenshot.

You can snip a rectangle, something a bit more freeform, or full screen and it will go straight to your clipboard. If that’s all you need, you can take it from there. Want more, though? Immediately after taking a snip you’ll now get a notification that will take you and your snip to the Screen Sketch app where you can annotate and share away.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove a Screen Snip context menu for the current user or all users in Windows 10.

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How to Add or Remove Open in New Tab context menu in Windows 10

Microsoft had announced a new Windows 10 feature called Sets (Microsoft may end up calling it something else by the time it ships) which would be coming to Windows Insiders as a controlled study. The concept behind Sets is to make sure that everything related to your task: relevant webpages, research documents, necessary files and applications, is connected and available to you in one click. Office (starting with Mail & Calendar and OneNote), Windows, and Edge become more integrated to create a seamless experience, so you can get back to what’s important and be productive, recapturing that moment, saving time – Microsoft believes that’s the true value of Sets.

Sets: With all the elements that go into a task, sometimes convincing yourself to get started is the hardest part. Sets help you keep webpages, documents, files, and apps connected, while remaining just one click away. When you close a file that includes a group of tabs, it’ll help you bring those tabs back to life the next time you open it. Whether it’s something you pick up later in the day or in a couple weeks, Sets is being designed to help you keep the important things together.

Add tabs to apps: To help fuel Sets, most apps will be able to add app and web tabs. When you select a link in something like an e-mail, it’ll open in a new tab next to the app you were using. Selecting the plus (+) in an app will take you to a new tab page, which will help you jump to your next location. You might already know where you want to go, or just need a little bit of inspiration. From here, you’ll be able to search your PC and the internet, access customized feeds, open frequently used websites and apps, and get suggestions based on your recent activity.

Starting with Windows 10 build 17639, Microsoft has made it easier to open a folder, library, or drive in a new tab from within File Explorer.

By default, the Open in new tab context menu is available when users right click or press and hold on a folder, library, or drive in File Explorer.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Open in new tab context menu for all users in Windows 10.

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How to Enable or Disable Taskbar Context Menus in Windows 10

When you perform one of the actions below, you will see a taskbar context menu.

  • Right click or press and hold on the taskbar
  • Press and hold Shift while right clicking on an icon on the taskbar
  • Right click or press and hold on the Clock system icon on the taskbar

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable access to taskbar context menus for specific or all users in Windows 10.

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Add or Remove Resume BitLocker Protection Context Menu in Windows 10

BitLocker Drive Encryption is a data protection feature that integrates with the operating system and addresses the threats of data theft or exposure from lost, stolen, or inappropriately decommissioned computers.

BitLocker can encrypt the drive Windows is installed on (the operating system drive) as well as fixed data drives (such as internal hard drives). You can also use BitLocker To Go to help protect all files stored on a removable data drive (such as an external hard drive or USB flash drive).

You can temporarily suspend (pause) BitLocker protection whenever you like for an unlocked drive encrypted by BitLocker—for example, if you need to install new software that BitLocker might otherwise block—and then resume BitLocker protection on the drive again when you’re ready.

When you suspend BitLocker protection for an OS drive, it will remain unlocked and unprotected until you either manually resume BitLocker protection for the drive, or have it resume BitLocker protection automatically the next time you restart the PC.

When you suspend BitLocker protection for a fixed data drive, it will remain unlocked and unprotected until you manually resume BitLocker protection for the drive. This is even after you restart the PC.

When you suspend BitLocker protection for a removable data drive, it will remain unlocked and unprotected until you manually resume BitLocker protection for the drive. This is even after you restart the PC, or disconnect and reconnect the drive.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Resume BitLocker protection context menu from all suspended drives encrypted by BitLocker for all users in Windows 10.

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How to Add Restart Context Menu in Windows 10

Restart will close all apps, sign out all users, and full shutdown and restart (reboot) the PC.

Starting with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update:

Old behavior:
– When you shut down your PC, all apps are closed
– After reboot/restart, you have to re-open any app you’d like to use

New behavior:
– When shutting down your PC, any open apps are “bookmarked” (for lack of a better word)
– After reboot/restart, these apps will re-open automatically

Workaround:
– Shut down all apps before you shut down or restart the PC.
OR
– Press Shift + Shut down in Power menu for old behavior.

If you like, you can add a custom context menu that includes different ways to restart the PC as another workaround to this new shutdown behavior.

This tutorial will show you how to add a restart context menu for all users to easily select how they would like to restart the PC in Windows 10.

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How to Add Shut down Context Menu in Windows 10

If you don’t plan to use your PC for a while, then you could shut down (turn off) the PC. A shutdown will close all apps, sign out all users, and completely turn off the PC. Hybrid shutdown performs a shutdown of the computer and prepares it for fast startup.

Starting with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update:

Old behavior:
– When you shut down your PC, all apps are closed
– After reboot/restart, you have to re-open any app you’d like to use

New behavior:
– When shutting down your PC, any open apps are “bookmarked” (for lack of a better word)
– After reboot/restart, these apps will re-open automatically

Workaround:
– Shut down all apps first.
OR
– Press Shift + Shut down in Power menu for old behavior.

If you like, you can add a custom context menu that includes different ways to shut down the PC as another workaround to this new shutdown behavior.

This tutorial will show you how to add a Shut down context menu for all users to easily select how they would like to shut down the PC in Windows 10.

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How to Add or Remove Windows Defender Firewall context menu in Windows 10

Starting with Windows 10 build 16193, Windows Firewall has been renamed to Windows Defender Firewall.

Windows Defender Firewall is designed to help prevent hackers or malicious software from gaining access to your PC through the Internet or a network.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove a Windows Defender Firewall desktop context menu to be able to quickly open, change settings, and turn on or off Windows Defender Firewall as needed in Windows 10.

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Add or Remove “Add to Windows Media Player list” Context Menu in Windows 10

To add media files to your Windows Media Player library, you can select the file(s) you would like to add, right click or press and hold on the selected file(s), and click/tap on Add to Windows Media Player list. The files should then appear in your Windows Media Player playlist.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the Add to Windows Media Player list context menu from media files for all users in Windows 10.

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