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. 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 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 Windows 10.
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.
Step 3: Close the Control Panel and right-click on desktop to see the default context menu without NVIDIA Control Panel entry.
To add NVIDIA Control Panel entry back to the desktop context menu, follow the steps given below.
Step 1: Right-click on NVIDIA icon present in notification area (system tray) and select NVIDIA Control Panel to launch the same. If you can’t see NVIDIA icon in notification area, you can simply search for the same by typing NVIDIA Control Panel in Start menu search or Start screen search (in Windows 8).
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.