Right-click - new text document missing...



Steve Evans
07-09-2005, 11:24 PM
I have somehow removed the ability to create new documents from the
right-click 'new' context menu, and text file is something I use quite
often. Having trawled through various sites, tried various system
utils and reg-editing, I have finally admitted defeat....I can't work
out how to restore this function!
If anyone can help, I would be most grateful

Cheers

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Doug Knox MS-MVP
07-09-2005, 11:24 PM
Have you tried TweakUI for Windows XP? This functionality is listed in the Templates section. If its unchecked, check it. If its checked, uncheck it, apply the change, then recheck it.


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"Steve Evans" <no@spam> wrote in message news:eai7815uc50dfdjf9u9rmq243ndt81k7r7@4ax.com...
>I have somehow removed the ability to create new documents from the
> right-click 'new' context menu, and text file is something I use quite
> often. Having trawled through various sites, tried various system
> utils and reg-editing, I have finally admitted defeat....I can't work
> out how to restore this function!
> If anyone can help, I would be most grateful
>
> Cheers
>
> --
> steve <AT> steveevans <DOT> org

Li'l Roberto
07-09-2005, 11:24 PM
Courtesy of Annoyances .org

Customize Context Menus


A Context Menu is what you see when you use the right mouse button to
click on a file, folder, application titlebar, or nearly any other
object on the screen. Most of the time, this menu includes a list of
actions appropriate to the object on which you've clicked. For file
icons, the context menu depends upon the type of file. Usually, you'll
see Copy, Paste, Delete, Rename, Open, and Properties (among others).
You may have noticed that programs like MicroHelp PowerDesk and Norton
Navigator are able to add their own items, extending the power of the
context menu paradigm. Here's how to add you're own options to these
menus:

For file icons (Windows Me/2000/XP):
a.. Select Folder Options from the Tools menu in My Computer or
Explorer, and click the File Types tab.
b.. Highlight the desired file type, and click Advanced.
c.. Here, you can specify a new name for this file type (to be listed
in the type column in Explorer), as well as the default icon for files
of this type.
d.. In the box entitled Actions, is a list of the customizable context
menu items. The bold item is the default (the action carried out when
you double-click on a file of this type).
e.. You can add new items, change the default action, and remove
unwanted items here. For new items, simply specify the program with
which you want the action caried out.
HTH
rgds

Li'l Roberto




"Steve Evans" <no@spam> wrote in message
news:eai7815uc50dfdjf9u9rmq243ndt81k7r7@4ax.com...
>I have somehow removed the ability to create new documents from the
> right-click 'new' context menu, and text file is something I use quite
> often. Having trawled through various sites, tried various system
> utils and reg-editing, I have finally admitted defeat....I can't work
> out how to restore this function!
> If anyone can help, I would be most grateful
>
> Cheers
>
> --
> steve <AT> steveevans <DOT> org

Steve Evans
07-09-2005, 11:26 PM
On Fri, 13 May 2005 11:21:15 +0930, "Li'l Roberto"
<whoisit@nospam.invalid> wrote:

>Courtesy of Annoyances .org
>
>Customize Context Menus
>
>
>A Context Menu is what you see when you use the right mouse button to
>click on a file, folder, application titlebar, or nearly any other
>object on the screen. Most of the time, this menu includes a list of
>actions appropriate to the object on which you've clicked. For file
>icons, the context menu depends upon the type of file. Usually, you'll
>see Copy, Paste, Delete, Rename, Open, and Properties (among others).
>You may have noticed that programs like MicroHelp PowerDesk and Norton
>Navigator are able to add their own items, extending the power of the
>context menu paradigm. Here's how to add you're own options to these
>menus:
>
>For file icons (Windows Me/2000/XP):
> a.. Select Folder Options from the Tools menu in My Computer or
>Explorer, and click the File Types tab.
> b.. Highlight the desired file type, and click Advanced.
> c.. Here, you can specify a new name for this file type (to be listed
>in the type column in Explorer), as well as the default icon for files
>of this type.
> d.. In the box entitled Actions, is a list of the customizable context
>menu items. The bold item is the default (the action carried out when
>you double-click on a file of this type).
> e.. You can add new items, change the default action, and remove
>unwanted items here. For new items, simply specify the program with
>which you want the action caried out.
>HTH
>rgds
>
>Li'l Roberto
>

Sorry, slight misunderstanding here....
I don't mean right clicking on a text file, but on a blank area of the
desktop (or explorer), and then selecting 'new -> text document'. The
latter option is no longer there, and no amount of registry editing or
tweakxp'ing has so far managed to restore it.

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David Candy
07-09-2005, 11:26 PM
Well post the registry entries that you have played with.

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"Steve Evans" <no@spam> wrote in message news:aejb815mc6m8b2j9ke4uejv0c84ingqh4v@4ax.com...
> On Fri, 13 May 2005 11:21:15 +0930, "Li'l Roberto"
> <whoisit@nospam.invalid> wrote:
>
>>Courtesy of Annoyances .org
>>
>>Customize Context Menus
>>
>>
>>A Context Menu is what you see when you use the right mouse button to
>>click on a file, folder, application titlebar, or nearly any other
>>object on the screen. Most of the time, this menu includes a list of
>>actions appropriate to the object on which you've clicked. For file
>>icons, the context menu depends upon the type of file. Usually, you'll
>>see Copy, Paste, Delete, Rename, Open, and Properties (among others).
>>You may have noticed that programs like MicroHelp PowerDesk and Norton
>>Navigator are able to add their own items, extending the power of the
>>context menu paradigm. Here's how to add you're own options to these
>>menus:
>>
>>For file icons (Windows Me/2000/XP):
>> a.. Select Folder Options from the Tools menu in My Computer or
>>Explorer, and click the File Types tab.
>> b.. Highlight the desired file type, and click Advanced.
>> c.. Here, you can specify a new name for this file type (to be listed
>>in the type column in Explorer), as well as the default icon for files
>>of this type.
>> d.. In the box entitled Actions, is a list of the customizable context
>>menu items. The bold item is the default (the action carried out when
>>you double-click on a file of this type).
>> e.. You can add new items, change the default action, and remove
>>unwanted items here. For new items, simply specify the program with
>>which you want the action caried out.
>>HTH
>>rgds
>>
>>Li'l Roberto
>>
>
> Sorry, slight misunderstanding here....
> I don't mean right clicking on a text file, but on a blank area of the
> desktop (or explorer), and then selecting 'new -> text document'. The
> latter option is no longer there, and no amount of registry editing or
> tweakxp'ing has so far managed to restore it.
>
> --
> steve <AT> steveevans <DOT> org

Bob I
07-09-2005, 11:31 PM
Set Notepad to be the default "text file" editor and you should have it
back, unless you've really hosed things up.

Steve Evans wrote:

> On Fri, 13 May 2005 11:21:15 +0930, "Li'l Roberto"
> <whoisit@nospam.invalid> wrote:
>
>
>>Courtesy of Annoyances .org
>>
>>Customize Context Menus
>>
>>
>>A Context Menu is what you see when you use the right mouse button to
>>click on a file, folder, application titlebar, or nearly any other
>>object on the screen. Most of the time, this menu includes a list of
>>actions appropriate to the object on which you've clicked. For file
>>icons, the context menu depends upon the type of file. Usually, you'll
>>see Copy, Paste, Delete, Rename, Open, and Properties (among others).
>>You may have noticed that programs like MicroHelp PowerDesk and Norton
>>Navigator are able to add their own items, extending the power of the
>>context menu paradigm. Here's how to add you're own options to these
>>menus:
>>
>>For file icons (Windows Me/2000/XP):
>> a.. Select Folder Options from the Tools menu in My Computer or
>>Explorer, and click the File Types tab.
>> b.. Highlight the desired file type, and click Advanced.
>> c.. Here, you can specify a new name for this file type (to be listed
>>in the type column in Explorer), as well as the default icon for files
>>of this type.
>> d.. In the box entitled Actions, is a list of the customizable context
>>menu items. The bold item is the default (the action carried out when
>>you double-click on a file of this type).
>> e.. You can add new items, change the default action, and remove
>>unwanted items here. For new items, simply specify the program with
>>which you want the action caried out.
>>HTH
>>rgds
>>
>>Li'l Roberto
>>
>
>
> Sorry, slight misunderstanding here....
> I don't mean right clicking on a text file, but on a blank area of the
> desktop (or explorer), and then selecting 'new -> text document'. The
> latter option is no longer there, and no amount of registry editing or
> tweakxp'ing has so far managed to restore it.
>

Kelly
07-09-2005, 11:31 PM
See line 153: http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

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Troubleshooting Windows XP
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"Bob I" <birelan@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:OE$lKhjWFHA.2520@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> Set Notepad to be the default "text file" editor and you should have it
> back, unless you've really hosed things up.
>
> Steve Evans wrote:
>
>> On Fri, 13 May 2005 11:21:15 +0930, "Li'l Roberto"
>> <whoisit@nospam.invalid> wrote:
>>
>>
>>>Courtesy of Annoyances .org
>>>
>>>Customize Context Menus
>>>
>>>
>>>A Context Menu is what you see when you use the right mouse button to
>>>click on a file, folder, application titlebar, or nearly any other object
>>>on the screen. Most of the time, this menu includes a list of actions
>>>appropriate to the object on which you've clicked. For file icons, the
>>>context menu depends upon the type of file. Usually, you'll see Copy,
>>>Paste, Delete, Rename, Open, and Properties (among others). You may have
>>>noticed that programs like MicroHelp PowerDesk and Norton Navigator are
>>>able to add their own items, extending the power of the context menu
>>>paradigm. Here's how to add you're own options to these menus:
>>>
>>>For file icons (Windows Me/2000/XP):
>>> a.. Select Folder Options from the Tools menu in My Computer or
>>> Explorer, and click the File Types tab.
>>> b.. Highlight the desired file type, and click Advanced.
>>> c.. Here, you can specify a new name for this file type (to be listed in
>>> the type column in Explorer), as well as the default icon for files of
>>> this type.
>>> d.. In the box entitled Actions, is a list of the customizable context
>>> menu items. The bold item is the default (the action carried out when
>>> you double-click on a file of this type).
>>> e.. You can add new items, change the default action, and remove
>>> unwanted items here. For new items, simply specify the program with
>>> which you want the action caried out.
>>>HTH
>>>rgds
>>>
>>>Li'l Roberto
>>>
>>
>>
>> Sorry, slight misunderstanding here....
>> I don't mean right clicking on a text file, but on a blank area of the
>> desktop (or explorer), and then selecting 'new -> text document'. The
>> latter option is no longer there, and no amount of registry editing or
>> tweakxp'ing has so far managed to restore it.
>>
>

Steve Evans
07-09-2005, 11:39 PM
On Mon, 16 May 2005 21:21:28 -0500, "Kelly" <kelly@mvps.org> wrote:

>See line 153: http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

Kelly, you're a star, you fixed it!

Cheers :)

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