Monday, May 9, 2011

Getting rid of Media Info from context menus

If a "Media Info" option appears in Windows Explorer context menus and you want to get rid of it, delete the following key from the registry:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\Media Info
(Original link for solution.)

This option in the menu is particularly annoying if you're using the keyboard to rename a file (pressing Menu, m). Instead of jumping to rename, it would select Media Info first.

Mercurial/Vim compatibility

If you want to use vim as your editor in the .hgrc file (on Windows), install vim to a directory with no spaces in the path.