Are you not a fan of the new Windows 11 context menu? Here's how to convert it back to the version of Windows 10.


Windows 11 is a hot topic right now and there is a lot of ado about how it will look and how it will work. We know from the beta builds and the feature tells what we'll get after Windows 11 rolls out, such as: B. a revised start menu, a brand new Microsoft Store and a comprehensive redesign of the user interface.

One of these changes includes a redesigned right-click context menu, but it may not suit your taste. If you'd rather go back to the old format, read on as we explain how to restore the familiar Windows 10 right-click context menu to the brand new Windows 11.

The right-click context menu for desktop and file explorer has been redesigned in Windows 11 to have a modern look, but with limited functionality compared to the menu in Windows 10. The new context menu has a minimalist design but can be used for those who used to Windows 10 can be confusing.

You can quickly call up the classic context menu under Windows 11 with just a few clicks:

1. Right click on the desktop. This brings up a context menu with familiar options like View, Sort By, and Display Settings.

2. Click on Show more options to restore the Windows 10 context menu with the right mouse button.

3. Alternatively, you can also use the key combination Shift + F10.

Show more options in the context menu of Windows 11

At the time of writing, this method worked on the Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22000.71 of the Dev Channel. It's too early to confirm that after Windows 11 is fully released, you'll still be able to right-click Windows 10's context menu this way.

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M. Fahad Khawaja
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Fahad is a writer at MakeUseOf and is currently studying computer science. As an avid tech writer, he makes sure he stays up to date with the latest technology. He is particularly interested in football and technology.

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