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How to Remove NVIDIA and Intel Control Panel from Right-click menu?

Installing the graphics driver software for your video card (Intel, NVidia, etc.) adds the respective Control Panel entry in the Desktop right-click menu. If you don’t use the menu option, you can remove it from the registry to speed up right-click menu display on the desktop.

Remove NVIDIA Control Panel from Desktop Right-click Menu

  1. Launch the Registry Editor (regedit.exe)
  2. Navigate to the following branch:
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\NvCplDesktopContext
  3. Right-click NvCplDesktopContext, click Export, and save the branch to a .reg file.
  4. Right-click NvCplDesktopContext and choose Delete
  5. Exit the Registry Editor.

NVIDIA Control Panel is now removed from the context menu. Note that you can still access the NVIDIA software via the Control Panel, or by running the program manually.

Remove Intel Graphics Options from Desktop Right-click Menu

If you’re using Intel graphics, the respective driver software adds the following registry keys:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\igfxcui
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\igfxDTCM

Deleting those keys would remove the Intel “Graphics Options” and “Graphics Properties” from the desktop right-click menu.

NVidia Control Panel GUID

{3D1975AF-48C6-4f8e-A182-BE0E08FA86A9}

Intel GUIDs

{9B5F5829-A529-4B12-814A-E81BCB8D93FC}
{3AB1675A-CCFF-11D2-8B20-00A0C93CB1F4}
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