Opened 6 months ago

Last modified 2 weeks ago

#3742 new Feature Request

Locate Windows Shell context menu items in an extra menu

Reported by: anonymous Owned by:
Milestone: Component: AutoIt
Version: Severity: None
Keywords: Cc:


When AutoIt is installed, it creates about seven new menu-items for the explorer context menu, when right-clicking a .au3 file. Three "Compile" versions, an "Edit" and three "Run" versions. Can these please be grouped in a menu, so the explorer menu looks cleaner?

It's really easy, just by creating the right registry keys and values. Currently individually written to [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AutoIt3Script\Shell]. Obviously, I don't need to tell you how this works, but for those who want to know, or do it themselfs: I would suggest the following keys and values here:

KEY "AutoItMenu"
- REG_SZ "MUIVerb" = "AutoIt"
- REG_SZ "Icon" = "C:\Program Files (x86)\AutoIt3\AutoIt3.exe"
- REG_SZ "SubCommands" = "AutoIt_Compile;AutoIt_Edit;AutoIt_Run"

And then create inside [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CommandStore\shell] the following …

KEY "AutoIt_Compile"
@ (default) = "Compile script"
- KEY "command" = "C:\Program Files (x86)\AutoIt3\Aut2Exe\Aut2Exe.exe" /in "%l"

KEY "AutoIt_Edit"
@ = "Edit script"
- KEY "command" = "C:\Program Files (x86)\AutoIt3\SciTE\SciTE.exe" "%1"

KEY "AutoIt_Run"
@ = "Run script"
- KEY "command" = "C:\Program Files (x86)\AutoIt3\AutoIt3.exe" "%1" %*

I'll leave the solution for the ability to choose between x86 and x64 versions to you.

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comment:1 Changed 6 months ago by TicketCleanup

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comment:2 Changed 2 weeks ago by Jpm

I try your proposal but it not working with Win10
Unless you give me better advice I will close this ticket

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