Software recommendation: alternative use of the system “send to” function

There is a “Send to” function menu in the right-click menu of Windows system, through which we can send the specified file to the required software program, so as to quickly open the file for related operations. But many times we do not just want to open the file, sometimes we may need more complex operations, through the following method, you can make the “Send to” function more powerful.

Adding information to the Send to menu

One of the main reasons why users are reluctant to use the “Send” function is that there are too few options in the default state, and some default options are not even available to users. So in order to make it easier for users to use this feature, we not only need to remove the options that are not commonly used, but also need to add relevant options to it according to their actual situation.

Now first download and unzip the tool “SendTo Menu Editor” (https://www.sordum.org), through which we can easily manage the options in the “Send To” menu to manage the options in the Send To menu. Then, depending on your system version, run the program file in the extracted folder. In the pop-up list, we can see all the options in the “Send to” menu by default, and then you can manage these options according to your usual usage habits (Figure 1).

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For example, if we don’t use the “Bluetooth File Send” feature, then you can find this option and remove the check mark in front of it, so that the option will be hidden from the menu and checked when needed to restore its use. Of course, you can also check this option in the list and click on the “Rename shortcut” button in the toolbar to remove this option completely, but then it will not be possible to restore the operation.

However, to use this feature better, we still need to add more options to it. First click the “add shortcut” button in the toolbar, and set it in the pop-up dialog box. I usually use Notepad2 to edit text files, so first click the “Select Target File” button after the “Enter File or Folder Location” option in the configuration dialog box. “button in the pop-up dialog box, and select the main program file of Notepad2 editor. Next, set a name to be displayed in the “Send to” menu in the “Shortcut Name” input box, here it is Notepad2. Finally, click the “Create Shortcut” button to complete the creation of this option (Figure 2).

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Later we just need to select a text file on the disk, click the right-click menu and select “Send to” in the “Notepad2”, you can quickly use the editor to open the text file (Figure 3).

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Tip: If you want to create a shortcut directory in the “Send to” menu, then you need to click the “Select Target Folder” button to select the configuration. You can then quickly send the specified files to the created shortcut directory through the right-click menu.

Add other commands to Send to

The above method is very easy to use, but it is limited to adding software programs and folders. If you want to add other system-related commands, you will have to set very complicated parameters to do so. To make it easier for the average user, we can change to another tool to add the settings.

First, download and run “Send To Toys”, a tool that will ask you if you want to add some commands during the installation. After the tool is installed, you will find many more options in the right click “Send To” menu, including Send to Clipboard, Command Prompt and Run Box (Figure 4).

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By selecting the “Clipboard (as content)” command, you can copy the contents of a text file directly to the clipboard without opening the text file. If you want to use the “Default Mail Recipient” command, you first need to select the “Default Mail Recipient” dialog box in the tool window. Then set the recipient and other related information in the dialog box, and click the “OK” button to save it after the email information is set (Figure 5). Then click the “Default Mail Recipient” command to send the set information quickly.

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Convert images in “Send to”

The “Send” command allows you to quickly send files to a specified software program or folder directory, but also to perform other operations. For example, for image files, the most common operation is file conversion. Usually, we need to use professional software to complete the batch conversion operation, but now we just need to use the “Send To” command to quickly complete the relevant operations.

First of all, download and install “SendTo-Convert”, a right-click conversion tool (http://www.vieas.com). After installation, we open the configuration window of this tool and perform some basic configuration operations on this tool. Now click on the “Options” button at the bottom and select “ChineseTraditional” in the “Language” list of the pop-up dialog box. ” option in the “Language” list of the pop-up dialog box, and then the tool interface will become Traditional Chinese after saving (Figure 6).

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Next, we return to the configuration window of the tool, where we can set the output format of the file, the parameters related to the different image formats, as well as the directory where the converted file will be saved, etc., according to our requirements. After the configuration is complete, we must check the “Add to Transfer to Menu” option and finally click the “Leave” button (Figure 7).

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In the future, when we want to do the image conversion operation, first select the image to be converted in Explorer. Next, click the right mouse button, and you can see the command “SendTo-Convert” in the “Send to” menu, and click it to quickly complete the conversion operation. If the user selects “Optional” for “Output Format” in the configuration window, a dialog box will pop up to select the image format. When the user selects the desired conversion format, the image format conversion operation will start immediately (Figure 8).

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