Windows 11 was launched with many exciting features and design enhancements. One of the new features is the Show more options in the context menu. Upon clicking on this option, it expands and displays all options in sliding down animation. But many people prefer the old-style context menu instead of the new one. And it’s possible to disable Show More Options in Windows 11 Context Menu and restore the old menu. Keep reading to know how to do it.

Disable Show More Options In Windows 11 Context Menu

The Context Menu offers enhanced functionality by offering action you can take with the item. Nevertheless, it can sometimes get clogged with unwanted entries. Follow the steps mention below to disable Show More Options in the Context Menu:

  • Open File Explorer, click on three dots at the top right corner, then click on Options.
  • Navigate to the View tab, and under Advanced Settings, check the option that says Launch folder Windows in a separate process.
  • Click on Ok to save changes and restart your device.

disable Show More Options in Windows 11 Context Menu

  • You will now see the File explorer folder with the traditional right-click Context Menu options.

Disable Show more Options via Registry Editor

You can also remove Show more Options using the registry editor. While following the steps mentioned below, make sure you don’t make any mistakes as this could crash your computer. Here is how you can do it:

  • Press Windows + R to open the Run dialog box.
  • Type regedit and hit Enter.


  • Navigate to the following path:
  • Right-click on the empty part in the right pane and select New > DWORD(32-Bit) Value.

disable Show More Options in Windows 11 Context Menu

  • Rename the new key as UndockingDisabled and hit Enter.
  • Now double click on the created entry and set the base to Hexadecimal and the Value Data as 1.

disable Show More Options in Windows 11 Context Menu

  • Click on ok to save changes and restart your device.

Wrapping Up

This was how you can disable Show More Options and get back the old context menus On Windows 11. We hope that the steps mentioned above were able to help you. Still, if you have any issues, feel free to drop a comment below.


Shubham Kumar is an IT graduate who has been developing digital content for websites since his freshman year. He writes about New Emerging Technologies and the latest tech news and tips. Shubham's love for technology allows him to be aware of the tiniest things and write with excellence.


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