How to create a custom Open with menu on Windows 10

When you right-click on a file on Windows 10, the context menu displays the ‘Open with’ option. This Open With option has a submenu that contains applications that can open the file.

The Open submenu with option ie, the apps that appear below, is context sensitive. The apps you see will change based on the type of file you right-click. You can select any app that you want to open the file but Windows 10 uses the apps that you see in the menu.

Windows 10 Open with the menu

Open With is a stock feature on Windows 10 and there is little a user can do to tell Windows 10 which apps are listed below that for a file. If you often find that the Open with option does not list the app you need to open a particular file, you can create an Open menu with a menu.

To create an Open Source with a menu on Windows 10, let’s go use a free open source app called Open with ++. For example, we are going to add Notepad to the Open Source with a list for all file types but you can use and install any app for any and all file types.

Custome Open with the menu

  1. Download Open with ++ from Gihub.
  2. Section the 7z file.
  3. Run the action inside the extracted folder.
  4. Go to Install tab and install the app.
  5. Go to Add a tab.
  6. Enter a name for the app you want to add me, Notepad.
  7. In File type, enter the extension for the file you want to add this option. For example, import mp4 files fr MP4 or *. * For all file types.
  8. in the Path area, enter the full path to the exe of the application with which you want to open the file.
  9. Enable the ‘Show in submenu’ option.
  10. Click All right.

Using the Open menu bar

To use the custom Open menu that you created, follow these steps.

  1. Right-click a file type you have added the Open With tab option for.
  2. look for Open with ++ in the context menu.
  3. Move the cursor to this option and wait for the submenu to appear.
  4. Select the added app to the submenu to open the file.

Add standard arguments

Some apps may accept arguments when opening a file. If you have added such an app to the Open menu with a menu, you can explain the custom argument in the Arguments field.

Remove Open Customs With menu options

To remove an option / app that has been added to the standard Open With tab, follow these steps.

  1. Run the Open with ++ action.
  2. Go to Add a tab.
  3. Select the option that you want to remove.
  4. Click on the Remove tab.
  5. The the option is removed.

Uninstall Open With ++

If you no longer want to use Open With, follow these steps to uninstall it.

  1. Open the Open with ++ folder and run the action innte.
  2. Go to Uninstall tab.
  3. Confirm that you want Uninstall Open With ++.
  4. The the option is removed from the context menu.


The Open With ++ tab option will be separate from the Open With option. The custom option allows you to quickly select the app you want to use to open a file, without having to manually select from a long list of apps, or from the app selection menu.

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