Finally

Trouble

Noob Whisperer
#1
Been waiting for this for a while now.
Finally we can do a bit of customizing of the WinKey + X (so-called SuperUser Menu) by using this tool found here
Windows 8 Secrets: The WinX Menu and its hashing algorithm Within Windows
It's not all that easy and requires just a brief trip to the command prompt window but an example of how you can use it is nicely explained here
How to Add Items to the New Win+X Menu in Windows 8 - How-To Geek
Enjoy.
Randy
 


davehc

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#2
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!
 


Trouble

Noob Whisperer
#3
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
 


davehc

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#4
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 ?
 


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davehc

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#5
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
 


Trouble

Noob Whisperer
#6
but it is no longer a serious issued with so many third party alternatives around.
Agreed, with classic shell I get pretty much what I want with one third party overlay.
I have attached a zip of my method. the included text file says all (for me!).[/url]
Thanks for that Dave. I will have a look at that as well, yet another potential options.
Randy
 


Trouble

Noob Whisperer
#7
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
 


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