In a recent Google Chrome update, the right-click Context Menu has been changed for the worse. If you’re not a fan, take matters into your own hands and change it back.
Update: Since this article was originally written, we are now on Chrome version 91, and this process no longer works.
In a recent Google Chrome update, the right-click Context Menu has been changed. The new style is more touch-friendly with extra white space between the items. However, if you’re not a fan of it, here’s how to revert to the old style.
Right-click Menu on Chrome
Since the update, when you right-click anything in Chrome, you’ll get this ugly-looking context menu with a white space between items. This makes navigating Chrome on touch interfaces easier but annoying on traditional computers.
For some reason, Google decided not to include an obvious way to turn this new style off. So, you need to take matters into your own hands and fix them. Here’s another example of how annoying it is.
Get the Old Chrome Right Click Menu Back
First, make sure all instances of Chrome are closed out. This is important for this to work. In fact, you might want to open Task Manager and ensure all instances are closed.
Right-click your Google Chrome shortcut and click Properties.
In the Shortcut window that comes up, the Shortcut tab should already be selected. In the Target field, scroll to the end of chrome.exe, hit the Space bar, then type or copy and paste the following:
Click OK, launch Chrome, and you’ll see the right-click context menu is back to normal. It will stay that way unless you go back into the shortcut Properties and remove the parameter.
I find reverting to how the context menu uses a traditional desktop or laptop computer with a mouse and keyboard. But, when using a touchscreen interface, the new style actually works much easier.
What do you think about the new style? Do you like it, or are you going to revert it back? Leave a comment and let us know!