When you install applications such as Adobe Acrobat they like to tuck away menu items in the context/right-click menus in Internet Explorer and Windows Explorer.
Posts Tagged ‘Context Menu’
I have seen all kinds of utilities that tap into the context menu that appears when you right-click on an application's titlebar. Often times they can adjust the transparency, pin the window so that it stays on top, and adjust the process priority of the app.
Wouldn't it be nice if you could see a larger preview of an image without having to actually open the photo? That's exactly what FastPreview does, and it does a pretty awesome job of it. All you have to do is right-click on the image file and a larger preview will be shown right there in the context menu.
There is no shortage of disk space analyzers available for Windows, and there's no doubt that we've covered our fair share of them. The truth is that these apps can be really useful when you're in a pinch, and I think that's why there are so many floating around. The most recent I heard about was RidNacs, and it left me very impressed.
If you use the Windows Task Manager on a regular basis there's a pretty good chance that you've tinkered with an application's priority. This is typically accessed from the "Processes" tab when you right-click on one of the entries, and from there you can assign the particular process a priority that the OS will use to determine which applications/processes should be given special treatment.
There are a lot of integration points in Windows that developers can take advantage of, and many of them do. For example, if you have a program like 7-Zip or WinZip installed you may see related entries when you right-click on a file or folder.