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  • Why only few context menu have icons ? and why not all !

     I think it's not so hard to add some icons and it's very ugly only 5 - 8 menus ( Manage, Recycle Bin, Run as admin, Personalize, Gadgets, ... ) to have icons, the place for icons is there what is the problem ?

    Winrar adds menus with icons.
    Tuesday, November 10, 2009 10:27 PM

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  • It's possible to add icons to static context menu entries as well, in Windows 7. See:

    How to Add Icons to Custom Right-Click Menu (Context Menu) in Windows 7

    Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Desktop Experience]
    • Marked as answer by Dale Qiao Thursday, November 12, 2009 8:50 AM
    Wednesday, November 11, 2009 10:13 AM
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  • Ok let say that this work.

    I still can't understand why only few items have icons.

    And why if i want to add more ... will have to go to reg and spend much time for one icon.
    Thursday, November 12, 2009 10:04 AM
  • I still can't understand why only few items have icons.
    Because it's upto the programmer (or a particular product, say WinZip) whether to add an icon to their context menu entries or not.
    Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Desktop Experience]
    Thursday, November 12, 2009 12:37 PM
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  • I mean from M$ menus not from programs.

    From your logic means that for example desktop menu is from lazy programmer or for some reason director approve 3 ( on mine 4 ) icons but  7 menus without icons.

    But programmer for menu "send to" is very  workaholic there is no missing icons, all 20 are there.
    Thursday, November 12, 2009 1:00 PM