How to Add or Remove Display Desktop Context Menu on Windows 10

Sep. 04, 2018 / Updated by Bessie Shaw to Windows 10

Some Windows users may want to add or remove the display desktop context menu on the Windows 10, like the NVIDIA Control Panel, the AMD Graphics Properties, the Intel Graphics Options, etc.

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The graphics control panel on the desktop right-click context menu is used to manage the display features. But on one hand, the graphics control panel helps to quickly adjust screen resolution, change video color, manage 3D settings, etc.; on the other hand, it slows down the loading speed of the right-click context menu when you need to create some new files or refresh the desktop. Therefore different users have different requirements of the display settings.

This post will show you several useful ways of how to add/remove display desktop context menu on your Windows 10 laptop or desktop.

Add NVIDIA/AMD/Intel Graphics Control Panel to Windows 10 Desktop Right-click Context Menu

If you want to add the graphics options to the right-click context menu so that you can quickly access the display control panel and change various settings, then you can follow the methods below to make it available.

Add NVIDIA Control Panel to Right-click Context Menu

1. Use Windows shortcut keys Win + R to launch the Run.

2. Type into control.exe.

3. Press the Enter key.

4. View the interface by Small icons.

5. Click the NVIDIA Control Panel.

6. Go to the Desktop menu in the popup.

7. Check the Add Desktop Context Menu option.

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Add AMD Graphics Properties to the Desktop Context Menu

1. Use Windows shortcut keys Win + X.

2. Select the Command Prompt (Admin).

3. Type into the command regsvr32 atiacmxx.dll (for 32-bit computer).

4. Hit the Enter key.

Note: If you have a 64-bit Windows 10 computer, you need to enter the command cd \windows\syswow64 firstly, and then use command regsvr32 atiacmxx.dll.

Add Intel Options to the Menu

1. Use Windows shortcut keys Win + X.

2. Select the Command Prompt (Admin).

3. Type into the command regsvr32 igfxpph.dll or regsvr32 igfxsrvc.dll.

4. Hit the Enter key.

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Remove Display Desktop Context Menu on Windows 10

If you don’t often adjust the display settings for gaming, Photoshop, video watching, etc., then you can remove the display desktop context menu and improve the loading speed or the Windows 10 desktop right-click pane.

Delete NVIDIA Graphics Control Panel from Desktop Context Menu

Way 1. Use the NVIDIA Graphics Control Panel

1. Right-click the desktop and select the NVIDIA Control Panel.

2. Go to the Desktop menu.

3. Uncheck the Add Desktop Context Menu option.

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Way 2. Use the Registry Editor

Note: Registry Editor is a database with massive Windows 10 data. Incorrectly registry modification may cause serious problems, such as 100% disk usage issue, black screen, Windows 10 boot loop, etc. So it’s important to back up the Registry before any system changes.

1. Open the Run.

2. Type into regedit.

3. Press the Enter.

4. Expand the keys via the path: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\NvCplDesktopContext.

5. Right-click on the key NvCplDesktopContext.

6. Select the Export to back up the file at a certain safe location.

7. Right-click the key NvCplDesktopContext again.

8. Select the Delete to remove the key.

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Note: You can recover the key once you want to add the NVIDIA Control Panel with the backup.

Remove AMD Graphics Properties from the Right-click Context Menu

Way 1. Use Command Line

1. Open the Command Prompt (Admin).

2. Type into the command regsvr32 atiacmxx.dll /u.

3. Hit the Enter key.

Way2. Modify the Registry

1. Open the Registry Editor on Windows 10.

2. Expand the keys via the path: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\ACE.

3. Right-click on the key ACE.

4. Select the Export to back up the file at a certain safe location.

5. Right-click the key ACE again.

6. Select the Delete to remove the key.

Note: You can restore the key once you want to add the AMD Properties with the backup you’ve made.

Remove Intel Options or Settings

Way 1. Use Command Line to Delete the Intel Options

1. Open the Command Prompt (Admin).

2. Type into the command regsvr32 /u igfxpph.dll or regsvr32 /u igfxsrvc.dll.

3. Press the Enter key.

Way2. Modify the Registry

1. Open the Registry Editor on Windows 10.

2. Expand the keys via the path: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\igfxcui.

3. Right-click on the key igfxcui.

4. Select the Export to back up the file at a certain safe location.

5. Right-click the key igfxcui again.

6. Select the Delete to remove the key.

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Note: You can recover the key once you want to add the Intel Options to the right-click context menu with the backup you’ve made.

Update the Display Drivers When Graphics Control Panel Fails to Be Added/Removed

Graphics/Display/Video drivers are important Windows programs that enable the OS to communicate with the graphics card. If there are missing, outdated or broken display drivers, you may not get access to the display settings. You may also come across other graphics issues with the faulty drivers, such as NVIDIA Control Panel not opening, game loading issue on Windows 10, ghost touch screen problem, etc.

In this case, you can use Driver Talent to help to update the NVIDIA, AMD or Intel graphics card driver and experience the high-performance of the video graphic adapter during gaming or playing of video files. You can download the best-matched display drivers via the button below.

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As a professional driver download and update utility, Driver Talent offers the latest official and WHQL video drivers for Windows 10. Here are 3 easy steps to update the drivers.

1. Scan the Computer for Faulty Graphics Drivers

Click the Scan button on Driver Talent to detect all the problematic drivers on your Windows 10 laptop or desktop.

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2. Download and Install Driver Update

Click the Update to download and install the best-matched NVIDIA, Intel HD or AMD Radeon graphics card drivers.

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3. Restart the Computer

Perform a reboot to make the driver changes take effect.

Note: In addition to graphics driver download and update, Driver Talent provides far more premium features to optimize your Windows 10 for maximum performance, such as drivers backup, drivers restore, system restore, drivers pre-download for another computer, game solutions, etc.

See Also: Common Display/Graphics Problems and Solutions for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

That’s it. If you have any questions on add or remove display settings on Windows 10 desktop right-click context menu, you can drop a comment line or click the LEFT MENU on this page for more help. Any other Windows 10-related issue, please see Windows 10 Issues and Fix section on this site.

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