Those people who have a PC with NVIDIA graphics processing unit (GPU) probably have noticed the NVIDIA Control Panel entry in the desktop context menu (desktop right-click menu). The Control Panel entry integrates into desktop context menu when you install the necessary drivers for the video card.
Even though the Control Panel entry in the context menu is useful for quickly launching NVIDIA Control Panel window, most users will never open this Control Panel to change default settings. Besides, a right-click on NVIDIA Control Panel icon in system notification area also gives access to the same Control Panel.
Users who would like to have a clutter-free context menu may want to remove NVIDIA Control Panel item from desktop right-click menu. So, if you are one of those users who likes to get rid of NVIDIA Control Panel entry, follow the steps given below.
Method is applicable to all versions of Windows, including the latest Windows 10.
Remove NVIDIA Control Panel from desktop right-click
Here is how remove NVIDIA Control Panel entry from Windows desktop context menu:
Step 1: Right-click on desktop and click on NVIDIA Control Panel.
Step 2: In the NVIDIA Control Panel window, click on Desktop menu and then deselect Add Desktop Context Menu option. It should remove the NVIDIA Control Panel from desktop context menu now.
Step 3: Close the Control Panel and right-click on desktop to see the default context menu without NVIDIA Control Panel entry. If it’s still showing up, please restart the File Explorer once or reboot your PC once.
Add NVIDIA Control Panel to desktop context menu
To add NVIDIA Control Panel entry back to the desktop context menu, follow the steps given below.
Step 1: Open the Control Panel, change the View by to Small icons and then click NVIDIA Control Panel to open the same.
Alternatively, right-click on NVIDIA icon present in notification area (system tray) and select NVIDIA Control Panel to launch the same.
Step 2: In the Control Panel, click on Desktop menu and enable Add Desktop Context Menu option.
NOTE: You can also use NVIDIA Control Panel to enable/disable NVIDIA system tray icon.
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