As a user, you are already wondering whether you have any advantages with the old context menu in File Explorer, or whether you should rather work in the new Windows context menu!
Everyone knows by now how easy it is ►► to deactivate the new Windows 11 context menu, but which menu should I use, the new menu does not result in any advantages in terms of speed, these milliseconds are hardly noticeable, especially on new computers with fast hard drives.
1.) ... Windows 11 differences between old and new context menu!
|(Image-1) Old context menu and new context menu!|
. You have immediate access to the important functions, as can be seen in the example here, to compress the folder or the path to copy and so on. The question is why the terminal is included if it is not one of the most common functions that the average user needs on a daily basis.
Nevertheless, visually very successful and a masterpiece in the design adaptation to the new Windows file explorer, which will certainly bring a lot of joy to some users, but advanced users might want to disable this new Windows 11 context menu !
|(Image-2) Use new context menu on Windows 11!|
Another shortcoming is that, in contrast to the old menu, you cannot work with keyboard shortcuts, which is/was possible in the old menu. As an example, you open the contextual and then it was easy to delete with the [D] key, this is no longer the case. Other keyboard shortcuts are also omitted and you have to aim with the mouse!
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|(Image-3) Windows-11 and old context menu with shortcut keys!|
I myself am not sure which menu is the better menu, so I keep switching between old and new, or use the context key to call up the old menu when necessary. Nevertheless, here you will find further tips on the context menu and the like that might be of interest to you, or you will learn something new that you did not know.
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FAQ 260: Updated on: 20 November 2022 12:29