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Re: Remove Tortoise items from File menu (NOT context menus)

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 15 Dec 2011 20:34:17 -0500

On Thu, Dec 15, 2011 at 16:29, Richard Holmes
<Richard.Holmes_at_starstream.net> wrote:
> Total Tortoise noob here - so please be gentle!
>
> I have no problem with Tortoise adding itself to Windows Explorer's right-click context menus. Sweet! Works fine for me.
>
> But I have a ***BIG*** problem with Tortoise adding itself to the top of the "regular" File menu. That's because my primary method of creating a new folder is the keystroke sequence: <Alt> f <Enter> <Enter>.
>
> When Tortoise installs its "SVN Checkout..." and "TortoiseSVN" items at the top of the File menu, it breaks this keystroke combo - which I regard as a standard part of Windows.
>
> This is a big deal for me. After 10 years of using it, this keyboard trick is hardwired into my brain. I need it a lot more than I need those Tortoise menu items.
>
> So, the question is: Is there a way to prevent this or to undo it? I'd be perfectly happy to just remove these items from the File menu. Does anybody know how?

Your "keyboard trick" is based upon an assumption that can change due
to any shell extension (not just Tortoise*) or even Windows itself.
Rather than assuming the defaults by pounding the Enter key, use the
hotkey (underlined on the menu item) to specifically select the item
you want.

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