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Does any one know how can I remove items that I never use from the context menu?

e.g.: Burn "yadda yadda" to Disk...

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/System/Library/CoreServices/Finder/Contents/Resources/English.lproj/Menubar.nib has all the entry but I don't know how to delete strings –  user62370 Nov 13 '13 at 15:17

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You can actually remove native MacOS items from the context menu....but unfortunately, it doesn't appear you can remove the ones you indicated above. Regardless, if you want to take a look, head to

System Prefs > Keyboard > Keyboard Shortcuts > Services

and then uncheck the items you don't want on the menu.

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It's unfortunate that you can't remove all of them. But it can at least help you get rid of some of the clutter.

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Thanks for the edit, @patrix! –  LloydDobbler Nov 29 '12 at 21:52

I don't believe this is possible. If the menu items were something you had installed from a third party, there may be a setting to turn off its options or uninstall the program.

However, a little extra clutter aside, there's generally good reason to have these options available here. Duplicate copies and pastes the file or folder in on step- a nice timesaver. And although you might not frequently create archive zips, the time you do need it, it's really nice to have it at your finger tips.

So, you might not use these things frequently, but they are important OS operations and I doubt Apple would have provided a way to remove them.

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"You shouldn't want to" isn't a good answer. –  Charlie Mar 5 '13 at 6:44

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