LKBEN11529: Windows 11 old right click or context menu with normal options.


The right click menu is a fraction of what you need. Most of the time you need to have more options.


This is by design in Windows 11.


To change to the old style of menu, you need to make some changes to the registry.

The following reg-file will do the job.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00



You can copy and past it into an editor and save it with the reg extention. You can than make a double click on the file and import it into the registry.

To go back to the Windows 11 style, you just go to the key {86ca1aa0-34aa-4e8b-a509-50c905bae2a2} and delete it from the registry. This is a user setting and does not imact other users of the computer.

Have fun.


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About the Author

Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience, including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform.

Latest update: 10/01/2023 | Comment: