In Windows 10, when you right-click on a blank area on your computer's desktop and select the Personalize option, It allows you to access quite a number of settings and features such as desktop background, theme settings, desktop Icon settings, mouse pointers and more. Wouldn't It be great, If these were available via a simple right-click of the mouse? Well, In this tutorial, I will show you how to add a Personalize classic context menu.
Before I make a start, here's what I'm referring to. Upon right-clicking on a blank area on your PC's desktop and selecting the Personalize option, the Personalization Settings will open as per the Image below.
Now If you want to access the features and options mentioned at the beginning of this article, you'd have to do so Individually, which can be a somewhat arduous task, particularly If you're not familiar with where they're located. To have everything available at your fingertips, I will demonstrate how to add the Personalize Classic option to the right-click of the mouse, as seen In the first Image above.
Essentially, It will open It's respective settings from the classic Control Panel location, rather than the Settings app that's defaulted to Windows 10. To do this, I will use a neat little Registry file that will automatically add the entries to the Windows Registry, and create the Personalize Classic option to the context menu thereafter.
I have provided the download links to the Registry file, at the end of this article. The process Is extremely simple, so without further delay, let's get this tutorial started.
Step One:When you've downloaded the file, extract It's contents to a folder of your choice, and then double-click the Add Personalize Classic.reg file. It will prompt whether to add the entries to the Windows Registry, so simply hit Yes.
Step Two:Next, a message will be displayed confirming that the entries have been successfully added to the Registry, so click OK to finalize the process.
Step Three:I've navigated to my computer's desktop, right-clicked on a blank area and as you can see, the Personalize Classic option, Inclusive of It's respective settings, Is readily available. As opposed to trying to locate each one via the default Settings app In Windows 10, they're now accessible with a click of the mouse. Let's make sure they're functional, by first clicking on Theme Settings.
Step Four:As expected, the Theme Settings has executed. I can now apply my preferences according to my liking. Notice how It has opened from Control Panel? In case you've forgotten, refer to the article prior to Step One above.
Step Five:And now I've hit the Desktop Background setting (as seen In Step Three above), and It has Instantly launched. Without question, the Personalize Classic context menu Is working flawlessly.
Last Step:In the event you've changed your mind and wish to remove the Personalize Classic option from the right-click of the mouse, simply double-click the Remove Personalize.reg file and hit Yes.
Final Thoughts:As you've most likely realized, there's still a number of settings that I neglected to test, however It's beyond the scope of this article to cover the lot. The main advantage of how this Implementation Is applied, Is the automated process of adding the entries to the Windows Registry by a double-click of the mouse, thus there's very little to no chance of corruption.
Use any of the links below, to download the aforementioned Registry files.
Direct Link Mega:
Direct Link AnonFiles:
Direct Link Mediafire:
Direct Link Solidfiles:
Direct Link Sabercathost:
Direct Link 4shared: