Limit of fifteen files for right-click?

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Limit of fifteen files for right-click?

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(my current system is Win7 Home Premium)
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I have been puzzled by this for a while; (MSPaint and JPG files for me, I suspect it is true for all applications and file stores).

I am in the habit of selecting a bunch of image files and processing them with MSPaint.
Sometimes I see “Edit” on the right-click menu, sometimes I don’t.

I suspect that Windows (probably Windows 1.0 and onwards) has a limit of fifteen items that the right-click menu can handle.
With 15 selected items, I see “Edit” on the right-click menu.
With 16 selected items, I don’t see “Edit” on the right-click menu. :hairout:
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Yes, the limit is 15, but you can change it if you wish. See Context menus are shortened when more than 15 files are selected.
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WOO-WOO! (I think that is the modern response)
Thanks Hans!
A double-word value should do it.

Typically I have under thirty files (of whatever type) to process at a time, I do so love being able to work my way through a series of files without interrupting myself with "File Open" every file.
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Re: Limit of fifteen files for right-click?

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ChrisGreaves wrote:
09 Apr 2015, 14:28
(my current system is Win7 Home Premium) ...Sometimes I see “Edit” on the right-click menu, sometimes I don’t.
Plus ça change ...
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My system is now Win10-2004 and nowadays WEBP format is added to the mix.
I select two webp-images.
I plan to edit them in MSPaint and save them as JPG images.
I select the two images, right-click, and - No "Edit" in the context menu!
I select one image and see that I can use "Open With"; I do this once or twice a week.
But with two images selected "Open With" is not an option.

My guess is that "Edit" is not available because I have not (yet) associated the webp-extent with MSPaint.
My guess too is that "Open With" is available only to multiple files where the extent has been associated with at least one application.

I can drag the two selected files to MSPaint.exe, but only one file is opened in MSPaint.

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In my Windows 10 Home 2004, "Open with" is only available when I select a single file, whether it has an application associated with it or not. If I have selected multiple files with the same extension, "Open with" is not available in the context menu.

Once you associate .webp with an application that can edit such files, such as Paint, Edit will automatically be added to the context menu.
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