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Right-click on Start

When you right-click on the Start button a context menu pops up. Is it possible to add items to that menu?
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CalvinDay
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MadshiCommented:
Add these key to the registry:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\madshi\command

Now fill the default string of the "madshi" key with "Madshi's context menu item...  :-)" and the default string of the command key with "notepad.exe".

Regards, Madshi.
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CalvinDayAuthor Commented:
Thanks, that worked.

What I did was to create a little program adds the path of the current folder to the start context menu of an item that is selected in explorer when right-clicked. It's called addpath.exe and it is in the registry under *.

Then I wrote another program that launches explorer to that directory when that item is right-clicked on the start menu. It's called launch.exe and it is in the registry under directory. It simply used ShellExec with the explore option.

With these two, you can explore to find a subdirectory and then "save" it to the start context menu. You simply right-click on the start if you need to go to it again.

I had so much fun adding sub-directories that I had to write a program called RemovePath.exe. It appears under AddPath.
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Tom KnowltonWeb developerCommented:
Can you do the same for a right-click on the Desktop?
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