Microsoft made a lot of changes during the transition from Windows 10 to Windows 11, and users didn’t like all of them. One of the most controversial changes – at least aesthetically – is the new context menu.

The menu that appears when you right-click files, folders, or the desktop has been revamped in Windows 11, which is not to everyone’s liking. If you keep things the same, you’ll need to make a change to the Windows 11 registry to restore the context menu as it was in Windows 10.

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While some like this new look of the context menu, others are less enthusiastic that the menu is bigger than before and don’t offer new options. Depending on what you right-clicked, some options were reduced to unmarked icons, causing quite a bit of confusion.

If you’re one of those who likes the look of the context menu in Windows 10, change the style using the following registry edit.

  • Press the keys Windows + R to display the dialog box Run.
  • Type the command regedit and press Entrance to startRegistry Editor.
  • Navigate to something HKEY_CURRENT_USER Software Classes CLSID.
  • Click Edit> New> Key and create a new key named {86ca1aa0-34aa-4e8b-a509-50c905bae2a2}.
  • When the new key is selected, click Edit> New> Key and create a new key named InprocServer32.
  • Select the key you just created and double-click the entry (default) in the right pane.
  • Do not type anything, just press Entrance (Note that the entry Value information goes (unspecified value) blank.
  • Restart the computer or restart the process explorer.exe.

When you right-click, you should now see a context menu that looks more like Windows 10.

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