Got a new work machine this week, to replace my old one, which was out of the ark.|
We're still using XP, ahead of a major rollout to Win 7.
Had various snagging issues, and one of them is when I right click on the desktop or in a folder,and choose New, I get options for a text doc, bitmap image etc, but not a Word doc, Powerpoint or Excel spreadsheet, all of which are installed.
Anyone know how to update that right click menu?
Bearing in mind, of course, that it's a work machine, and there are many functions that are locked down, so I'm not going to be able to do any registry hacks etc
For those wondering, yes I have spoken to our helpdesk support guys, but they're busy and I suspect this is waaaay down their list of priorities.
Win XP - Apps missing from right-click context menu
Can't you just open word and make a new file you lazy git?
Well yes, I could, but the fact remains it worked better then old way.
But I thank you for your valuable contribution.
nickthegun 67,849 posts
Seen 2 minutes ago
Registered 11 years ago
It will be a deliberate restriction to avoid putting anything into the shell, so no.
graysonavich 8,213 posts
Seen 8 hours ago
Registered 6 years ago
mrpon 32,349 posts
Seen 14 hours ago
Registered 10 years ago
So you want a longer workaround?
@boo I really hope you looked on Google before asking here.
Salaman 21,747 posts
Seen 1 day ago
Registered 12 years ago
Google says this
Sometimes posts may contain links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. For more information, go here.