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Set The Right-Click Menu To Open On Left Or Right

One of the good things about the Windows 10 operating system, Is the array of features and options that allow you to customize It according to your computing environment and overall usability. When right-clicking an Item (example, file or folder), did you know that you can actually select your preferred side of where the context menu appears? Well, In this tutorial, I will show you how to set the right-click menu to open on the left or right of the screen.

Before I make a start, here's what I'm referring to. I've right-clicked my file named Windows 10 Tips Tutorials and by default, the right-click context menu has executed on the right-hand side as Illustrated below.

Whatever the reason might be, If you want the menu to open on the left-hand side, I will show you how to do It with Incredible ease- natively within Windows and without the aid of third-party tools. The feature Is somewhat hidden, yet very easily accessed, so without further delay, let's get this tutorial started.

Step One:

Firstly, open the Run menu by pressing the Windows + R keys simultaneously on your keyboard, and enter the following command In the Input field.
%windir%\explorer.exe shell:::{80F3F1D5-FECA-45F3-BC32-752C152E456E}
Then simply hit OK as shown below. 

Step Two:

The Tablet PC Settings window will now open, so click on the tab named Other. On a Windows 10 computer, the Left-handed radio button Is enabled by default. This means that the context menu will appear to the right. 

Step Three:

To change the setting and have the menu appear on the left-hand side, simply hit the Right-handed radio button, and then click OK to finalize the process. From this point forward, every time you right-click an Item on your computer, the context menu will execute to the left of the screen. I'll test this In the next step.

Last Step:

I've right-clicked my Windows 10 Tips Tutorials file and as you can see, the context menu has executed to the left of the file. Unless I reverse the change, this will continue to function as such. 

Final Thoughts:

It doesn't get much easier than this, does It? The good thing about It, Is that there's no need to edit the Windows Registry, nor download and Install third-party software. Aside from personal use, you can prank your family and friends by applying It on their PC, and unless they're aware of It's Implementation, they'll have a very difficult time locating the setting 😊


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