MVP tip#1: Missing the cascading menus in Windows 7?

If you liked having cascading menus to your favourite programs in the Windows 7 desktop and My Computer context menu, then this tip by Vishal may be of interest to you:

cascading menu in Windows 7

It is not for the faint hearted as you have to hack about with the registry so only do this if you feel you are competent. 

***It is also in no way supported by Microsoft so you have been warned***

“Vishal Gupta is a Microsoft MVP since 2006. He was awarded with the MVP award in "Windows Desktop Experience" category. Microsoft MVP Award recognizes exceptional technical community leaders from around the world who voluntarily share their high quality, real world expertise with others. Microsoft MVPs are a highly select group of experts representing technology’s best and brightest who share a deep commitment to community and a willingness to help others”


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Comments (3)

  1. Hello, Rob – We have the official documentation on this at MSDN Library. Please see: Creating Static Cascading Menus @ this URL:

    (So, I take this as a supported registry hack, a nice one)

    BTW, I enjoy reading your blog.

  2. Rob Margel says:

    Hi Ramesh  – thanks for that I hadn’t realised about the msdn article, maybe it is supported I only put that line in because I couldn’t garuntee it was/wasn’t

    thanks for the comment


  3. Oh yeah! Standard registry editing warning always applies.

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