Edit Right-Click Context Menu Of Any File Extension With ContextEdit

The right-click context menu of Windows is aimed at increasing the productivity of users by providing easy access to different file/folder related options. Apart from some general options like copy, cut, rename etc., it provides you with additional options related to the specific file type. The information required to recognize the file type and display its related options in context menu is saved in the Windows Registry. Last week, we covered a context menu editor called 7CMenuEditor.INC (reviewed here), which allows you to add custom application shortcuts and URLs to the desktop context menu. The HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT registry hive contains information about all file extensions and lets you add & remove context menu entries of any selected file extension. However, if you want to add entries to the context menu of multiple file types, it becomes quite a tedious and time consuming task. Moreover, messing around with the Windows Registry is not advisable for novice users. Read More

Define Parameters & Switches For CLI Apps From Windows Context Menu

Most system and network administrators use the Command Prompt to run system and third-party Command Line Interface applications with pre-defined or custom parameters in order to tailor the operation of an application. However, to use Command Prompt, one has to manually open it, navigate to the application's location, and run it with required switches. If you often require using Command Prompt to run applications and scripts with different parameters, then Run With Parameters may help you quickly launch any application with custom parameters defined by you. It is basically a right-click context menu extension for Windows Explorer that allows you to enter parameters for the selected application; all you need is to right-click an application, select the Run With Parameter option from the context menu, enter parameters and hit OK to customize the app launch or functional behavior. Keep reading to find out more about Run With Parameters. Read More

Clipular: Capture & Catalog Parts Of Websites As Clippings & Bookmarks [Chrome]

Rather then copying or downloading images, text, links and other content manually when browsing, you're better off with Clipular, a Chrome extension that lets you pick tools such as scissors, camera and a clipboard so you can cut and paste the web in a new, fast and elegant way. You can use Clipular to collect and bookmark anything, such as a specific comments, photos, paragraphs from an article, or a screenshot of the entire webpage, for later viewing. Clipular lets you pick your scissors, camera and clipboard with a click, just like how you reach for those on your desk. Once you’ve clipped a part of a page or taken a screenshot, the clippings are saved and displayed with auto-generated titles and source links. You can then click these source links and view content at a later time. Moreover, quick notes and tags can be added to each clip, without any pop-ups or interruptions. Note that all links are encrypted for security and privacy. Read More

Briteclick: Search, Reference & Shopping Through A Customizable Sidebar [Extension]

Wouldn’t it be great if we never had to leave our email or current webpage to access relevant information from various sources? Briteclick is an innovative search tool that makes finding information and completing tasks on the internet much easier and faster. After installing the extension, all you have to do is highlight keywords and get intelligent search results, neatly organized in a slick sidebar. This Chrome and Firefox extension lets you instantly view results from popular sources, like Google, YouTube, Wikipedia, eBay and much more. Briteclick tailors results based on the keywords you search and presents them in a convenient sidebar, so you never have to leave the current page to open multiple tabs. Read More

LockMyFavs: Add Password Protected Cloud-Based Bookmarks In Chrome

Often, while we browse the web, we come across pages that we would like to bookmark, but at the same time, we don’t want them to show up in the bookmark bar or folders due to privacy concerns. LockMyFavs is a Chrome extension that lets you easily add and manage bookmarks that nobody needs to see or know about, with the best part being the fact that the bookmarks don't get stored in your computer, but in the cloud. This means you can access these private bookmarks on any machine. It brings together fast one-click bookmarking through the right-click context menu, and lets you organize your favorites so you can view them later when you have time. All you have to do is right-click a webpage and add it to the pop-up list, or manually add the page by entering a URL and Alias. Once you’ve saved the webpages, click the cross at the bottom of the pop-up to log out. Read More

Create Notes & Access Google Docs Through A Pop Up [Chrome]

Notebook Professional is a simple note editor that can be used to copy selected text from a webpage, create to-dos/notes or simply jot down your ideas for later use. With it, you can create, manage and organize notes with a simple, list interface. NoteBook Professional automatically saves the entered text along with the time and date, whereas notes that are created by selecting text and sending it to the extension view the context menu are saved with the first few words of the text as the title. You can also switch between the HTML and Visual Editor mode. You can clip both images and text, and open Google NoteBook, or Google Docs. Read More

JDContextMenu Adds Handy File/Folder Tools To Windows Right-Click Menu

Developed by IT-Nonstop, JDContextMenu is a small, yet powerful Windows shell extension that integrates with right-click context menu to offer numerous file and folder related tools. Since Windows doesn’t offer a direct way for adding file and folder management specific tools to context menu, you will find this application extremely useful; it adds those options that we use on daily basis, such as copy full path of selected folder and only folder name to Windows clipboard, open folder in CMD, check file MD5 checksum, read and modify file’s date and time stamps, add application to Windows Startup folder, clear junk from the folder etc. Additionally, it lets users create customizable favorite folders section, which can be accessed from right-click context menu. You can add as many folders to Favorites in order to quickly access them from its menu. Moreover, it enables you to sort available tools and options in required order. More on JDContextMenu after the jump. Read More

Get Multi-Use Clipboard In Chrome With Drag & Drop Support

Want to quickly paste multiple items from the clipboard without having to switch between tabs over and over again? Browser Clipboard enhances the copy/paste functionality within Chrome by providing you with a panel that can hold multiple copied items at the same time. This Chrome extension displays a panel at the top of the page, and all you have to do is select text or images and drag them to the panel. When you start dragging items, the Browser Clipboard panel appears at the top of the page, and items can then be dropped onto it. After items have been copied to the browser clipboard, they can be dragged and copied to any other page. In addition to that, the context menu can be used as an alternative for copying text or images, and a double-click in the browser clipboard creates a new item. Read More

ClickBoard: Create Notes & Export To Google Docs [Chrome]

ClickBoard, a Chrome extension, is a one-click web clipper that lets you copy selected text, page title, URL, image links etc, to the clipboard and save them as notes in a compact pop-up for later use. These notes can then also be exported to Google Docs with only a click or two. With it, you can create, manage and organize notes with a simple interface that allows you to add tabs, so that your notes never get mixed up with other ones. ClickBoard automatically saves selected text along with the URL and date. Moreover, you can sync and export notes to Google Docs in various formats, such as Spreadsheet, Plain text and HTML. The extension also gives you the ability to star and choose specific folders when exporting notes to Google Docs. ClickBoard offers users with two themes and layouts, where you can view notes in a compact version or an expanded one, depending upon your preference.  Furthermore, you may search and print notes directly from the pop-up. Read More

Transform The Location Bar Into A Breadcrumb Display [Firefox]

Location Bar Enhancer changes the location bar of Firefox into a Breadcrumb display, with rich and interactive features. This handy add-on displays the URL in a Breadcrumb trail manner, with visual tags for easy identification, and also provides an easy to access context menu for each part. With it, you can quickly access the original URL in plain text, either by clicking the right of the last part, or Ctrl+ hover your mouse over any part. Moreover, each part can be dragged and dropped to any location, for instance, the Bookmarks toolbar, Bookmarks folder, tab, desktop or any other folder. The add-on also Includes a feature for detecting and replacing gibberish parts of the URL with meaningful text. Furthermore, the options allow you to fully customize the add-on according to your preference. Read More

Lock Firefox Menu Bar With A Password, Limit Access To Private Data

If you have privacy concerns and want to limit access to the Firefox menu bar, then Hide Your Menubar, a Firefox add-on, can be of great help. This is a simple, but useful, tool that locks the menu bar with a simple click on an option in the context menu. Once you’ve locked it, the next time you launch Firefox and click an option in the menu bar, Firefox will ask you for a password. To unlock this bar, simply enter the password and gain access. You should note that the menu bar stays locked as long as you don’t unlock it. It increases privacy and prevents other users from accessing your history, bookmarks and other private browsing data. Read More

Right Click Tweaker Enhances The Functionality Of Windows Context Menu

Whenever we are faced by a situation where the limitations of Windows operating system do not allow us to perform the required functions, a little bit of googling can help us to find a software or a tweak to over come that limitation. One of them is the right-click contextual menu. This menu of Windows is a very powerful quick-list for performing the most common tasks without wasting time in opening different menus for locating them. For the same reason, there are several tools designed to edit and tweak the right-click context menu of Windows, such as CMenu, Moo RightClicker, Ultimate Windows Context Menu Customizer and Right Click Cascading Menu Creator. Some of these software add additional functionality to the right click context menu, while others only allow you to add and edit current items. Right Click Tweaker is one such portable tool, that increases the functionality of your right click context menu by adding different frequently used tools to it. For example, Encrypt, Create File List, Search and Replace, God Mode, Control Panel, System Configuration Utility, Problem Steps Recorder, Copy Content To Clipboard and so on. Continue reading for more information on Right Click Tweaker, including screenshots. Read More

Use The Inspector Tool To Remove Page Elements In Websites [Firefox]

There are quite a few add-ons out there that let you remove and edit page content before you print it, but most of them are either too complicated or come with too many options. Remove Temporarily is a simple, but handy Firefox add-on that adds a Remove Element button to the inspect element toolbar. This button conveniently allows you to remove parts of a webpage of your own choice. Remove Temporarily can be used to remove parts or items on webpages before printing or for reading purposes. It helps you get rid of all the unwanted content, such as advertisements, sidebars and more. Moreover, the page goes back to its original form once you reload it. After installing the add-on, simply right-click an page element that you want to remove and select Inspect Element option from the right-click context menu. As you do this, the inspector tool will appear at the bottom of the page with the Remove Element button. Click this and you're good to go! Read More

Easy Read Hides Links On Wikipedia & Improves Readability [Firefox]

Links in articles on Wikipedia are a great source for building knowledge, but while you're reading an article, they can often distract you and make it difficult to focus on the actual content. Easy Read, a Firefox add-on, solves this problem and makes it easier to read Wikipedia articles by hiding links. Hiding the links makes it easier to focus on the content and avoid distractions. Users can easily show/hide links by clicking the button in the status bar, clicking the Show/Hide option the right-click context menu, or by using the Ctrl+Shift+Q hot key combination. Another great feature about the add-on is that, users can click hidden links when they want to find out details about a certain term or keyword. Read More

Copy Special Characters To Clipboard & Insert On Any Website [Chrome]

Special Characters, a simple Chrome extension, allows you to insert symbols and special characters on any webpage by copying them to the clipboard from a compact pop-up. The list of special characters is customizable and special characters of your own choice can be added to the list. Simply paste them and add a description from the settings. Once done, click Save, and you're good to go. You can then use symbols or special characters to get your message across on social networking sites, such as Facebook and Twitter. Moreover, the symbols make statuses and tweets more interesting. The extension can also particularly come in handy for people, who can’t find certain symbols on their keyboard and have to use them frequently for studying or research purposes. Read More

IMG Rotate: Quickly Rotate Images On Any Website [Chrome]

The internet maybe home to a lot of weird things but for the most part, you don’t really expect a webpage to have upside elements or pictures. This should hold true for the most part of the web but when you think about viewing pictures on Facebook or perhaps pictures that you have been emailed, there is a chance they may not have the correct orientation and people in them are upside down.  IMG Rotate is a simple but useful Chrome extension that allows you to rotate images and other HTML elements, as well as flipping elements upside down and upright. Normally, when we come across upside down or sideway images, we have to download them to our system and then rotate them using an image viewer/editor. With IMG Rotate, you can conveniently rotate images with only a click or two, without going through the download process. More after the break. Read More

Remove Ads & Other Distracting Elements From Webpages [Chrome]

Experimenting with web design isn’t easy particularly if you’re thinking about experimenting with the design of a website that is up and running. The very idea of changing the design of a website when it’s fully functional and catering to multiple users is somewhat daunting. You can always just use a screenshot and then remove the elements in an advanced software like Photoshop but it will take a considerable amount of time. Page Element Quick Remover is a Chrome extension that allows you to selectively remove any element from your current webpage through the right-click context menu. Currently, the extension does not remember the remove actions, but this functionality might be added in future updates. Read More

Easily Create & Manage Cascading Context Menus With Argument Support

The right click context menu allows us to greatly reduce the number of clicks by providing us with shortcuts to our favorite and most used applications. This decreases the amount of time spent on navigating to and then opening programs, and increases our productivity. By default, Windows provides you with some basic global as well as format specific options in the right click menu, such as changing view, accessing the properties and copy/cut/paste for files and folders. Previously, we have covered some very good context menu editors, such as Context Menu Editor, feature specific context menu editors like New menu Editor (only for adding and removing objects from the New context menu), and additional menus in the context menu, including Moo0 RightClicker. Today, we are adding another portable application to the list of context menu editors called Right Click Cascading Menu Creator, which provides users with the simplest method to add and manage cascading menus to the right click context menu. It lets you add items to the cascading menus by just a few clicks. Read More

ToggleLink: Easily Select Text From Links On Any Webpage [Chrome]

Copying text from links can be quite annoying, as we have to first carefully put the cursor at the beginning or end of the link, and slowly highlight it. As we do this, we also have to make sure we don’t accidentally click the link. ToggleLink: Select Text From Link, a Chrome extension, makes things easier and lets you convert links on webpages to text, so that you can easily copy, select or highlight them. The extension basically toggles the link and helps you select the text. Once you’ve installed the extension, all you have to do is press Shift and hover your mouse over the link. The URL will instantly be converted to text, and you will easily be able to copy all or some of the text. You may want to quickly copy the text, as it changes back to its original form after five seconds. Read More

mkmenu: Marking Menu With Custom Search & Gesture-Based Navigation [Chrome]

mkmenu, a Chrome extension, lets you quickly browse and navigate any website with a pie menu. This tool works as a context menu that provides quick access to search and navigation commands. Previously, Marking menu has been used in games, such as The Sims. It brings similar functionality in Chrome, and lets you conveniently search the web. The extension comes with a Background Menu, which lets you preform common navigations actions, such as Back and Forward. It also has a Text Menu that lets you search selected text with one of the eight customizable search engines. Read More