Modifying the right click menu

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Modifying the right click menu

Post by scroob » 2003 Oct 03, 02:52

On my left pane in 2X, the "rename" option has disappeared from the right click menu. I still have it for the right panes. Therefore, I cannot use 2X to rename folders.

I spent hours looking for a solution. All of them pointed to editing the registry. However, I cannot find any registry entries under Shell or ShellExt for 2X.

Does anybody know how to do this? I also have useless options in the menu like "Scan with AVG" and "Play in Winamp" that I would like to get rid of.

BTW, the rename option is still there for Windows Explorer.

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Post by nikos » 2003 Oct 03, 07:10

you can't rename folders directly from 2x's tree
you have to force a folder to a regular view (browse it) and rename it from there

the new xplorer2 allows direct renaming while in the tree

the context menu for folders is system-wide
programs you install add entries
to remove them, either uninstall unwanted programs or edit the registry to remove unwanted verbs (tricky)

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Post by larrytheotter » 2003 Nov 09, 19:15

:D :shock:

I had the same question/issue, but it can be done like this.

I can rename folders in the directory tree frame in 2xExplorer like this:
1. right click on the folder to be renamed (it does not matter if the folder is shown in either of the left/right panes)
2. bring up the context menu
3. get to Properties for the folder
4. change the name which is presented to you
5. press enter/click ok.

I found it by luck/trial & error.

Larry

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Post by zippit » 2003 Nov 10, 02:43

nikos wrote:you can't rename folders directly from 2x's tree
you have to force a folder to a regular view (browse it) and rename it from there

the new xplorer2 allows direct renaming while in the tree

the context menu for folders is system-wide
programs you install add entries
to remove them, either uninstall unwanted programs or edit the registry to remove unwanted verbs (tricky)
nikos,things are getting more confusseing every day,will you ignore me again.I just right clicked a folder,CLICKED RENAME,it became highlited.i hit delete and typed in the new name.Whats going on here???
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Post by nikos » 2003 Nov 10, 09:06

things are indeed complicated!
which program are you talking about, 2x or x2?
why do you thing you saw a problem?

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Post by zippit » 2003 Nov 11, 06:02

Renameing a folder,it's easy,why this post ?
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Post by JRz » 2003 Nov 11, 07:10

Because not everyone is aware of the behaviour of 2X or X2 like you are, Zippit!

Why do you have problems with someone asking the obvious. Even you have been a beginner at some time, is it not?

See my signature for the line that says it all ;)

And to be more specific: I think the problem was that the rename was attempted in the folder treeview, which is impossible in 2X, but is possible in X2 !!
Dumb questions are the ones that are never asked :turn:

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Post by nikos » 2003 Nov 11, 12:16

there's a communication problem here
i thought that zippit had a problem and tried to find out more about it
but it seems that i misunderstood and this is case closed!

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Post by narayan » 2003 Nov 11, 12:30

See my signature for the line that says it all
And we might add- Dumb answers are those that question the question/questioner! :twisted:

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Post by fgagnon » 2003 Nov 11, 14:18

Let's not get too judgemental.
Questioning a questioner can still be a valid question -- especially when done for clarification.
And we ALL have communication problems, writing as we do from our own experience base/point of view. The marvel to me is that we don't have more clashes when sore points are hit -- and the knee-jerk reaction is to question the questioner's intelligence. Fortunately we usually suppress this kind of reponse and that keeps this board a civil society.

So here's a big THANK YOU to all who participate - warts & all. :D

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Post by zippit » 2003 Nov 12, 04:56

larrytheotter wrote::D :shock:

I had the same question/issue, but it can be done like this.

I can rename folders in the directory tree frame in 2xExplorer like this:
1. right click on the folder to be renamed (it does not matter if the folder is shown in either of the left/right panes)
2. bring up the context menu
3. get to Properties for the folder
4. change the name which is presented to you
5. press enter/click ok.

I found it by luck/trial & error.

Larry
That does work,but right above properties should be rename.Press Delete and type in a new name. :D
By the way though,where is scroob :roll: posted 10/02/03
This should lock this topic nikos.

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