I pinned an application to my start menu, occasionally I need to run that app with Admin privs. All I can find in the Start Screen is the "Run As Admin" option that appears at the bottom of the screen.
It's a real pain to have to click the app near the top of the screen and then slide all of the way to the bottom for "run as admin"..aside from pinning it to taskbar in Desktop (whch is probably where it belongs anyway)?
What I'm running into is a problem trying to add a handler for any file to the context menu. I add a key to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT*shell and add a key to that as command. What happens is, instead of just running the program with filename as param, I get a dialog "always use this program for this file type" with a checkbox checked, or "keep using blah blah"
If I uncheck the box and hit Enter, nothing happens. So I can't run an "all files" handler without assigning it to every file type I happen to open with it. I'm sure the registry is a big mess.
What did they change since Windows Seven? I don't get it.
As far I know all MS windows 8.1 updates are installed, but the problem is I don't get the context menu when I right click any tiles in Metro. So I can't remove or re-size anything. When I right click it only give me check mark in right side the box.
I have windows 8.1 and downloading the 13.12 Drivers gave me this program called "AMD Feature Manager". It has a green AMD logo and shows up when I right click anywhere in the desktop, right under "AMD Catalyst Control Center". Whenever I click on it - the program just loads AMD CCC. It seems pretty redundant to include this since I have "AMD Catalyst Control Center" right above it that does the same exact thing. Is there registry edit that can get rid of the option in the Context Menu or can I just uninstall it completely?
Is there a registry edit that can get rid of "AMD Feature Manager" Context Menu option or uninstall it?
I'm using Windows 8.1 x64 and I'd like to add to the MAIN menu of context menu (just right-clicking) the options to create a New Folder and a New Text Document. Right now I have to go to the "New" option and then select Folder or Text Document.
I’m experiencing this odd and selective issue of options missing from folder context menu, under the choice New in most folders. Certain folders seems to have all the options as should. Down's a pic of a usual situation and the rare occasion of full menu, with Finish OS.
A quick scoop around indicates that the few folders to have full options on drive C are Desktop and Program Data. Some seemingly random folders on other drives also provides the full menu, but most only the option for New folder. This has bugged me to a good degree lately and while doing so unnecessarily hindered my desktop work.
I'm running Windows 8 Pro x64 (non 8.1) with Start8 (v1.16).
Any way to add the command to end a task to the context menu. E.G. When you right click something on your taskbar you could click "End Task" instead of "Close", this would be extremely convenient instead of having to open Task Manager.
I installed the new Windows 8.1 Service Package 1 update earlier today. I was loving it. They finally got to addressing how bad Windows 8 was for laptops. However, the new context menu in the Start Screen simply does not appear anymore. It was earlier, and I have made no significant changes to the system in that time. When I right-click on a tile now, the only thing that happens is that it gets highlighted. No context menu to speak of. In addition, I can't get a context menu for the "Apps" section either.
I'm on 64 bit and have 8.1 Pro installed. When I double click a file reader does not open. This wasn't the case before the upgrade. Tried multiple times but it just doesn't open. Went to Task Manager and noticed 8 instances of Acrobat Reader and shut them down all one by one. The files started opening again. After a while again I have to go back to the task manager and close reader which is cumbersome and irritating.
I have ASUS S400CA windows 8.1(upgraded from windows8). When I right click for openwith for jpg,png files, I get option of opening with Photo gallery. But in my Dell venue pro tablet with Windows 8.1, I don't get this option. Any way to get it in dell venue 8 pro?
I recently subscribed to Office 365, which includes OneNote 2013. Then I decided to go to the Windows Store and try that version of OneNote, however I can't find it listed. This particular machine is running Windows 8.1 Pro with the recent update. While looking in the Windows Store, I listed apps installed on another machine running the also running Windows 8.1 Pro, but OneNote is not listed as installed on the second machine. So I fired up the second machine, to see if OneNote for Windows Store was installed, and sure enough it is installed.
The first machine has Office 365 installed, while the second machine does not. It appears as though I can't install OneNote 2013 for Desktop and OneNote for Windows Store one the same machine. Yet I very much want to try the two versions side-by-side.
why I can't install OneNote from Windows Store on this machine?
At my school we use OneNote all the time (projecting onto the board) to do class notes, with the students either taking them down during the lesson or just sitting back and watching and getting them off the school site later. One of the great features in OneNote has always been the Windows+S hotkey that allows you to capture part of the screen and paste it into your notes. This allows us to paste in captures from texts, websites and other software and annotate it. For example, if you're teaching trig on the unit circle the you can run software to demo it and capture and paste into the notes. Or if a student's having problems with the homework you can capture from the textbook (most come as a PDF these days), paste into OneNote and then demo the solution.
The problem is that in Windows 8 the Windows+S hotkey combo is a system command used to provide a shortcut to the Windows search command. So far this is only impacting me because I'm trialling Windows 8 while everyone else is still on Windows 7.
Can you disable the Windows+S system command so that it can continue to be a OneNote hotkey? I don't want to lose the Windows+S capture!
We're running Dell XPS12's and use them as i guess they were intended for both laptop and tablet functionality. We have a number of PDF docs that we regularly use when assessing our clients and now (PDF Touch) can write on the PDF docs and save them into our clients folders. Unfortunately though, when trying to print the PDF's we only have a couple of options, one of which is to 'Send to OneNote 2010.' This works fine, but we want to be able to send to OneNote Windows 8 (or whatever the new app is called).
How to change the settings/delete the 2010 version/enable the 'send to OneNote Win 8'?
I downloaded months ago Onenote 2013 free onto my Win 8.1 laptop.
I wanted to use Onenote like I did when I had 'Evernote' installed such as being able to send information to Onenote by right clicking and easily sending it that way, but it never worked as easily as 'Evernote'.
I'm sidetracking: I clicked on 'Onenote' and it said it was 'corrupted and unreadable'.
As I don't use the installed 'Onenote' on my laptop I decided to uninstall it using 'Advanced uninstaller pro 11'.
'Advanced uninstaller pro 11' looked for leftover files in the registry and it found over 400!
That is the most that has ever been found for any program I have uninstalled before and am worried about deleting these registry which have been found.
I don't want to leave all these registry behind but I don't know if all of them are safe to remove.
Does Microsoft have a 'Onenote 2013 free' uninstall tool?
I'm really annoyed by the context sensitive ribbons in the file explorer. The constantly change the look (a coloured tab pops up (library tools in this example picture) and the title name moves) from the window when I work with various files. Even when I have minimized the ribbon the tab pops up.
How do you feel about it? It's like a flash light which makes the GUI very distracting imho.
change it (disable it or a least make the colour from the ribbon-pop-up the same as the window border colour?)
I've been dabbling with Windows 8.1 a little bit, and noticed something missing from it--at least, it's missing on my computer. I'd like to know if I am the only person experiencing this.
The problem is quite simple: The right-click menu for the Explorer taskbar icon has disappeared, and it doesn't let me close my open Explorer windows.
I have desktop shortcut icons for the C drive, and two external drives. Also, I have a shortcut icon for my USB flash drive, which I usually keep plugged in for backup.
I can have several Explorer windows open by clicking these icons. They appear stacked in the taskbar. (See diagram below.) If I have only one Explorer window open, the menu will have a Close Window option. If two or more windows are open, it will say Close All Windows.
This menu, and these options, seem to have disappeared with Windows 8.1 Preview.
I have a problem with the right click menu opening. When I am in the file explorer and right click a folder or a file it takes a minimum of 16 seconds for the right click menu to appear. As you can imagine this makes the simplest of actions very drawn out. How to sort this out?