Every time you execute a particular program or application In Windows 10, the operating system automatically uses a default app to launch It, thereby you can Immediately use It thereafter. If you're not happy with a particular default app that's associated with your favorite program, you can change It according to your liking. To simplify accessibility, In this tutorial, I will show you how to add 'Default apps' to the right-click context menu.
Before I begin, here's what I'm referring to. To access Default apps, open the Windows 10 Settings app, click on System and to the left of the window, hit Default apps shown below.
From here, you associate a Default app to always open with a particular application. For Instance, the default web browser In Windows 10 Is Microsoft Edge. I can easily change It, by clicking Its Icon and selecting from the range of Installed & preinstalled browsers.
Wouldn't It be nice, If you could access all this via the right-click context menu? Well, I will demonstrate how to do this, by using a neat little Registry file that will automatically add the Default apps option to the right-click of the mouse. All that's required on your part, Is to follow a few prompts, and the job's done.
I have provided the download links to the file, at the end of this article. So without further delay, let's get this tutorial started.
Step One:Once you've downloaded the file, extract Its contents to a folder of your choice, and double-click the Add Default Apps file as shown below. It will prompt whether to add the entries to the Windows Registry, so hit Yes.
Step Two:A message will be returned, confirming that the entries have been successfully added to the Windows Registry, so click OK to finalize the process.
Step Three:I've now navigated to my computer's desktop, right-clicked on a blank area and as you can see, the Default apps option has been successfully applied. Let's make sure It's functional, by double-clicking It.
Step Four:As expected, the Windows 10 Settings app has launched directly to the Default apps option. I can now pick and choose a default app to always open with a given application.
Last Step:In the event you've changed your mind and want to remove Default apps from the right-click context menu, simply double-click the Remove Default Apps file, and hit Yes.
Final Thoughts:It doesn't get much easier than this, does It? Do note that the Default apps option Is only available when right-clicking on a blank area on your computer's desktop, and not when doing the same In File Explorer. The good thing about this tweak, Is that It automatically adds the entries to the Windows Registry, hence leaves little to no room for corruption.
Use any of the links below to download the aforementioned Registry files.
Direct Link Solidfiles:
Direct Link Mega:
Direct Link Mediafire:
Direct Link AnonFiles:
Direct Link Sabercathost: