Portable right-click context menu revisited!

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Portable right-click context menu revisited!

#1 Post by freakazoid » Fri Mar 04, 2011 1:21 am

Similar to my "Open With" thread from about a year ago, I'm creating a new thread to discuss right-click context menus!

Some candidates for portability:

Open++ - http://www.freewebs.com/dengdun/en/openxx.htm
- uses a method like the recent CD mounting apps, you can install/uninstall the driver hook

Default Programs Editor - http://defaultprogramseditor.com/
- says it's a standalone app, no installation required; haven't tested for stealth, though it allows you to make a backup of the registry before implementing changes, so you can toggle between your custom actions and the default.
- has a bunch of features, allows you to edit the Open With window as well

Let me know if you know any others that are not in the TPFC DB!
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Re: Portable right-click context menu revisited!

#2 Post by I am Baas » Fri Mar 04, 2011 3:04 am

Default Programs Editor requires .net framework to run.
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Re: Portable right-click context menu revisited!

#3 Post by Lupo73 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 3:16 am

Open++ seems good! We could contact the author to propose portability..
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#4 Post by m^(2) » Fri Mar 04, 2011 3:59 am

Total Commander lets you put whatever you want in the right click menu.

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#5 Post by I am Baas » Fri Mar 04, 2011 4:17 am

Lupo73 wrote:seems good! We could contact the author to propose portability..
Open++ is a portable application, is it not?
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#6 Post by lautrepay » Thu Apr 07, 2011 8:10 am

Try KuShellExt (www.kushellext.sourceforge.net/).
The installation is simple, just the registration of a dll. But the configuration is very difficult, although the app offers great possibilities for those who make an effort.

Another app that can be usefull for someone in some cases is OpenWith (www.deuxcode.com)

Not related especifically with the context menu but with the last one there's Browser Chooser (portable version) (www.janolepeek.com/browser-chooser). Eye candy for those (like me) who uses more than one browser.

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#7 Post by freakazoid » Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:58 am

KuShellExt looks very similar to Open++, but without the GUI that Open++ has.
Adding items require editing the XML file. However, the slew of attributes and parameters gives KuShellExt the edge when it comes to customization.

Open With looks interesting. Will need to test that out.
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#8 Post by joby_toss » Thu Apr 07, 2011 7:27 pm

There should be some option in Open++ to do this registering and deregistering process automatically on start/exit, in portable mode. Maybe a launcher.

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#9 Post by lautrepay » Fri Apr 08, 2011 7:55 pm

freakazoid wrote:KuShellExt looks very similar to Open++, but without the GUI that Open++ has.
Adding items require editing the XML file. However, the slew of attributes and parameters gives KuShellExt the edge when it comes to customization.
Well, in my opinion KuShellExt has more in common with FastExplorer (although with a different aproach), while Open++ is similar to FileMenu Tools (which is not portable).
Open++ gives the option to open several file types with alternative apps avoiding saturate the context menu.
KuShellExt is useful for programs with a lot of options and/or constant use (like a compression tool or an audio player).
By the way, using KuShellExt I tried to make a decent context menu entry for XmPlay (through DDE) and for Winamp (through Clamp), and I had to admit a categorical failure.
If someone gives a try with better results, let me know.

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