When teaching others how to navigate their computers, the one area I find where people neglect is using the “right mouse button” to activate the context sensitive menus.
These menus often provide a quick solution (or choice) to an action you are looking for to get the job done; and, these solutions (or choices) vary depending on where you are on the computer. For example the right click context menu in Windows Explorer differs from the right click context menu on your desktop. As a challenge to the everyday computer user out there, try right clicking your mouse in different areas of your computer to explore the options that are available. I guarantee, if you learn to use the “right mouse button” you will discover that the majority of functions you typically search for on the toolbar menus is only a “right mouse click” away and will save you mileage on your mouse.
To you “right click menu” power users I found a neat little utility called Right Click Extender that extends and enhances the capabilities of the right click context menus.
According to the author’s site [HERE] , Right Click Extender was primarily designed to work with Windows 7, but should work with Windows Vista as well. While not designed for Windows XP some features will work with XP as well, but if you try it and you don’t find the feature added, this is due to certain features not being available for XP.
So what is the “cool factors” to Right Click Extender?
You can easily enhance and activate some really neat (and useful) options to your File or Folder Right-Click Menu, your My Computer and Desktop Right-Click Menu by simply checking the options that are provided in the program (see below).
For example, you geeksters out there that are into those hidden “God Modes”, this little program will get you to geek heaven quick.
You can also deactivate the options by unchecking the options.
File and Folder Options:
Option to add or remove Copy To
Option to add or remove Move To
Option to add or remove Admin Command Prompt
Option to add or remove Encrypt/Decrypt
Option to add or remove File List Create
Option to add or remove My Computer God Mode
Option to add or remove Hide File
Option to add or remove Unhide File
Option to add or remove Hide Folder
Option to add or remove Unhide Folder
Option to add or remove Take Ownership
Option to add or remove Flip3D
Option to add or remove Desktop God Mode
Option to add or remove Control Panel
Option to add or remove Task Manager
Option to add or remove Administrative Tools
Option to add or remove Registry Editor