Open VS Code from Windows 11 New Right-Click Context Menu
Published: Mar 24, 2023
I finally upgraded to Windows 11 and hate the added step to open a folder in VS Code from the file explorer.
In the new right-click context menu, you have to click “Show more options”, then “Open with Code”.
I’m sure there’s a way to modify the registry to add more options on the initial menu, but why reinvent the wheel. Someone has already built it.
I installed “Custom Context Menu” from the windows store. It says it’s $0.99 but you can install the trial and there are no limits. The $0.99 is there if you want to support the creator which is amazing.
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This project is open source as well. Feel free to check out the repo linked in the description.
After installing it, I added a menu called VSCode, the exe command is code, param is path, I added match folder and file of * to match all. This tells the program when this menu should be shown. I want it to always be an option.
In the settings you can customize the name of the top level menu name.
Now, when I right-click, I see the menu option right away!
Custom Context Menu Repo: https://github.com/ikas-mc/ContextMenuForWindows11
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