Finally

Discussion in 'Windows 8 Help and Support' started by Trouble, May 9, 2012.

  1. Trouble

    Trouble Noob Whisperer

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2009
    Messages:
    13,845
    Likes Received:
    833
    1 person likes this.
  2. davehc

    davehc Microsoft MVP
    Premium Supporter Microsoft MVP

    Joined:
    May 1, 2008
    Messages:
    5,116
    Likes Received:
    301
    I think I mentioned it in a post somewhere. I have worked on mine and have all my program folders with shortcuts in there now. Nice if you like to play around by yourself instead of loading up a third party proggy!
     
  3. Trouble

    Trouble Noob Whisperer

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2009
    Messages:
    13,845
    Likes Received:
    833
    Interesting Dave.
    Could you perhaps do a snip image of that WinKey + X menu. I could use some ideas as to how to move forward with mine.
    Like to see what you have accomplished thus far.
    Randy
     
  4. davehc

    davehc Microsoft MVP
    Premium Supporter Microsoft MVP

    Joined:
    May 1, 2008
    Messages:
    5,116
    Likes Received:
    301
    Post back later - I'm in windows 7 at the moment.

    Later:

    This is one example I have recently constructed. I am still hoping that MS will have a legacy menu to offer, but it is no longer a serious issued with so many third party alternatives around.
    I am playing with this as a possibility for the final release. I have brought out MSOffice word as an example, but all my folders/shortcuts are tucked in "Programs" I have also deleted a few of the defaults as not required. The possibilities are infinite, if you want all the work involved ?
     
    #4 davehc, May 10, 2012
    Last edited by a moderator: May 10, 2012
  5. davehc

    davehc Microsoft MVP
    Premium Supporter Microsoft MVP

    Joined:
    May 1, 2008
    Messages:
    5,116
    Likes Received:
    301
    I have just looked at the links, Trouble. It seems a little confusing in some areas. But there does not seem to be a mention of one essential ingredient - the hacking of an important system file.
    I have attached a zip of my method. the included text file says all (for me!).

    Woops. Too big as an attachment so I have put it on my host service here:

    sc.zip - DivShare
     
  6. Trouble

    Trouble Noob Whisperer

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2009
    Messages:
    13,845
    Likes Received:
    833
    Agreed, with classic shell I get pretty much what I want with one third party overlay.
    Thanks for that Dave. I will have a look at that as well, yet another potential options.
    Randy
     
  7. Trouble

    Trouble Noob Whisperer

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2009
    Messages:
    13,845
    Likes Received:
    833
    Yet another third party tool for editing the contents of the Win + X (Super User) menu.
    Unlike the one in the OP, which seems to be a bit over complicated and doesn't always seem to work that reliably, this one contains a GUI interface (no DOS Command prompt work), and requires no installation (runs from the executable) and contains both a 64 and 32 bit version. You can add additional Groups to the menu, add a new shortcut to existing or new Groups and Restore the menu to its' default settings. Best over all it just works.
    WinAero: Downloads / Software / Win+X Menu Editor for Windows 8 allows you to add or remove Win+X menu items
    Step by step explanation here
    How to Edit the Win+X Menu in Windows 8 Using a Free Tool - How-To Geek
     

Share This Page

Loading...