How to Enable Narrow Classic Context Menu on Windows 10

Enable Narrow Classic Context Menu on Windows 10.

Windows 10 has observed diversification in almost all the segments, including its appearance or outward presentation. The OS received praises from the users of all around the world but out present are some people who don’t appreciate certain areas of improvement. One such situation not welcomed by the users is the look of the context menu of Desktop and File Explorer.

Previously the context menus were of slim size with a short gap between the menu items but it is not similar in Windows 10 as they are much broader with more space between the menu items. If the narrow classic context menu appeals you to a great extent, a small registry workout can bring that back.

How to Enable Narrow Classic Context Menu on Windows 10

  • Simultaneously key punch Win and R to see the Run command, thereupon write regedit forwarded by a hit on the Enter key.
regedit command to be entered in Run command
  • Head towards this route –

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> SOFTWARE -> Microsoft -> Windows -> CurrentVersion -> FlightedFeatures

  • If the subkey entitled as FlightedFeatures is not present in the current version, please do create one with the same name.
  • So, produce a right tap on the CurrentVersion only to pick up New and thereon Key.
New Key under CurrentVersion
  • Label that new subkey as FlightedFeatures.
  • Move to the other part of this subkey and establish a DWORD Value of 32-bit. If your machine is operating on 64-bit, you still need to launch the 32-bit DWORD Value.
  • To do so, appoint a right tap on the other part of FlightedFeatures and thereon choose New, DWORD Value.
New DWORD Value under FlightedFeatures subkey
  • Entitle the launched DWORD Value with ImmersiveContextMenu and let its value remain as 0.
How to Enable Narrow Classic Context Menu on Windows 10
  • Make yourself out of the OS and get in back to see the former narrow classic context menu on Desktop and File Explorer.

Let us show you the difference between the former narrow classic context menu and the present day wider and broader context menu of Desktop.

How to Enable Narrow Classic Context Menu on Windows 10

Below screengrab narrates the look of the context menus of File Explorer before and after altering the registry keys.

Two different context menus of File Explorer

Note: To again see the present day Widespread and broader context menus, simply remove the launched DWORD ImmersiveContextMenu.

There are users who also prefer to alter the look of the context menu of Taskbar but till now there is no such possible way. Grab a shot to the mentioned steps and let us know which look is more preferred by you.

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Topics:  Windows 10
About Sunita
Love to play with Windows 11 and 10. Suggestion - Going for Registry change or system files edit then remember to take a backup or create a restore point before Starting.

  1. Yasin Karaçivi


    Solution for Windows 10 1809 and above versions !!!

    Download the file in the Google Drive link and follow the instructions.
    Welcome to the Classic Context Menu.

    Google Drive Link:

    Screenshot: (Before & After)

    Yasin Karaçivi

  2. I’m having A difficult learning this new windows OS and applying the windows tips that are submitted in your newsletter. I upgraded from Windows 7 most of the areas on my screen are greyed out or won’t grant me full access to the apps. I love your info & wish there was a source of information just for the windows home edition like there was for the windows pro