Windows 98 SE,   Accesing Links,  Unwanted Option in Menu Box!

Posted on 2003-03-26
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Hi All:

When I right click on a hyper link, as I'm surfing in Internet Explorer 6, I get the usual options in the menu box, eg.  Open - Open in new Window - Save Target As -  Print Target, etc.  plus an unwelcome one  >>>> XXX <<<<  That I'd like to remove from the menu!   Needless to say I need to be more selective in my surfing!

Thanks for the help,   Chato
Question by:Chato
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thats a very good question, as you can easily edit WINDOWS explorer context menus through the registry.  However, I couldn't find anything to help you on this one sry.

I recommend a reinstallation of IE.

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ID: 8218610
Hi esvaem6:  I did try a re install of Internet Explorer 6 but
I stoped short of deleting the existing version first.  Installing over top of the existing version did not help.  I'm still hoping for an editing solution?

Thanks,  Chato
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LeeTutor earned 200 total points
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This Pc Magazine utility might solve your problem:

Prune Your Context Menus

Control which items appear on Windows Explorer context menus.

By Gregory A. Wolking
January 25, 2001
Windows Explorer's context menus can be very handy. Right-click on a file or selected group of files, and you get a menu of commands relevant to your selection. As you install more programs, however, these menus can become cluttered with commands you seldom use. Explorer's View | Options | File Types mechanism provides only limited control over your context menus. This issue's utility, ContextEdit, offers much more.
The items on a context menu come from one of two places: shell commands stored within the system Registry, or context menu handlers. The type of technology used to add the command is generally transparent to the end user, butdoes make a difference. Windows Explorer lets you add or remove Registry-based shell commands, but provides no control at all over context menu handlers. ContextEdit lets you control both types of context menu items and adds other features as well. It lets you disable context menu items without removing them. You can also add shell commands to all files regardless of type, or to files without associated programs. ContextEdit also gives you access to Windows 3.x-style file associations, and it can repair certain types of file association errors.


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leetutor: that is what I was saying about being able to do it for windows explorer (it's in HKCR\*\) but NOT for IE.  

Chato: you could try uninstalling IE first, but that may not work either (and may cause different problems!)

Also, there is a chance that if you thoroughly went through your hard drive and removed suspicious programs (you did say that you need to be selective in surfing--lol), the problem could clear up.

Best of luck!

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