Put your secondary mouse button to good use

runs on Windows
screenshot of Lammer Context Menu

When you're really zooming along, don't you just hate to have to take your hands off the mouse? You're flying along and everything's going great. You're copying and pasting to beat the band. And then it happens: you have to color outside the lines. Maybe you want to copy a path, or maybe you need to grab all the DOC files in a particular directory, or even open a DOS window. Everything grinds to a screeching halt as you take you hand off the mouse and start flailing through menus and dialogs looking for just the right command.

If this sounds familiar, you may want to check out Lammer Context Menu. An extension for Windows Explorer, it adds all kinds to extra functionality to the your context (right-click) menu. From a single menu entry, you can open submenus for Folder and File tweaks. Do bulk file renaming, open in Notepad, calculate checksums, and more.

Lammer Context Menu is a free download. It's a Windows app and runs under XP and later. You'll also need to make sure you've got .NET Framework version 3.5.

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One Response to “Put your secondary mouse button to good use”

  1. CKOShea says:

    There is a similar program from ‘Windows Explorer Shell Context Menu, Inc. Beware of it. Once installed whether intentionally or accidentally it seems impossible to remove. It hijacks most of the icons on the start menu, especially Corel and MS Office buttons. when the trial is up, a box comes up and you have no way of getting rid of it aside from paying $150 for the program. I have written to them three or four times now and not one single response. I’m sorry, Lammer, but now I am afraid of any thing like this. If anyone knows of the one I have haplessly acquired and knows how to get rid of it, please make a post in the discussions at http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/c9cfa049-9671-437d-a2d0-6a32006cc879. I would certainly appreciate it, as the company is obviously not intending to help.