Windows 11 brings a lot of new changes over Windows 10. Many things have been changed in Windows 11, including the context menu. You can see a new context menu with older options hidden behind ‘Show More Options’. Compared to Windows 10, you will find Windows 11 more visually aesthetic.

To view old options on the right-click menu, you must click on ‘Show more options.’ But what if you want the older context menu back in Windows 11? Well, with some tweaks, you can show all options on Right-Click menu by default in Windows 11.

This article will discuss how you can disable Show More Options in the right-click menu on Windows 11. 

Show All Options on Right-Click Menu by Default in Windows 11

Want to bring back the old right-click menu in Windows 11? The methods given below will help you do so-

1. By Modifying Registry

You can show all options on the right-click menu by default in Windows 11 by making changes to the Registry Editor. To do so, follow the steps given below-

  1. Press the Windows key on your keyboard, search for Registry Editor and open it. When given UAC, confirm it.Registry-Editor from search bar
  2. Now, head to the following path-
  3. On the left sidebar, right-click on the CLSID folder. Click on New and then on Key.
  4. Name the new key you created as the following-
    • 86ca1aa0-34aa-4e8b-a509-50c905bae2a2
  5. Right-click on the newly created folder, click on New, and then Key. This will create a new sub-key within the new key you created.
  6. Now, name the sub-key that you have created as ImprocServer32.
  7. Select the new sub-key. Now on the right-side, double-click on Default.
  8. Here, ensure Value Data remains empty. If it is not, delete the value data and click OK.
  9. Now, close the Registry Editor and restart your PC.

2. By Run Dialog Box

Another way to show all options by default in the right-click menu is with the help of the run dialog box. You can do so by following the steps given below-

  1. Press Windows + R key combo to open the Run Dialog Box. 
  2. Here, type the following command and press Enter
    • reg.exe add "HKCU\Software\Classes\CLSID{86ca1aa0-34aa-4e8b-a509-50c905bae2a2}\InprocServer32" /f /ve
  3. Now, restart your PC, which will disable the ‘Show More Options’ in the right-click menu.

Restore New Context Menu in Windows 11

If you want to restore the new context menu and no longer want to continue with the old menu, then follow the steps given below-

  1. Open the Run dialog box by pressing the Windows + R key combo. 
  2. Now, type and execute the following command-
    • reg.exe delete "HKCU\Software\Classes\CLSID{86ca1aa0-34aa-4e8b-a509-50c905bae2a2}" /f
  3. Restart your PC, and the new menu will be restored.

Bottom Line

This is how you can disable the show more options in right-click menu. You can follow the above steps, and you will be able to get the older menu back in Windows 11. Moreover, we have also discussed how you can restore the new menu once. 


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