HOW TO EDIT THE WIN X MENU
You can turn the WIN + X Menu into your poor man’s Start Menu.
This is what Microsoft was trying to avoid, however, a couple of the very resourceful have come up with a solution.
There is a link to this solution in: https://www.sysnative.com/forums/sh...emove-Shortcuts-From-Windows-8-Win-X-Menu-Tip
which in turn links to: http://www.addictivetips.com/windows-tips/how-to-add-remove-shortcuts-from-windows-8-win-x-menu/
My objective is to provide a write-up more atuned to the needs of the non-nerd.
The procedure is actually quite simple; I’ve simply given each and every step.
You will need to download
WIN + X Menu Editor
Unzip the download, WinXMenuEditorRelease.Zip
WIN + R |
type %userprofile%\downloads | ENTER
You now see the contents of your Downloads folder
Right-click on WinXMenuEditorRelease.Zip |
Click on EXTRACT ALL... | EXTRACT
Paste the appropriate folder on your DESKTOP screen
right-click on the x64 folder
(if you have the 64 bit version of Win 8) or
right-click on the x32 folder
(if you have the 32 bit version of Win 8) |
click on COPY | close
any open windows |
WIN + D
(if you are not at the DESKTOP screen)
Right-click in any empty place and click on PASTE |
Rename if desired
You have now put the WinXMenuEditor program and it helpers on your desktop.
CREATE A SHORTCUT TO ADD TO YOUR WIN + X MENU
The Win + X Menu really consists of shortcuts and a little more.
You create the shortcut.
The WinXMenuEditor adds some info and does all of the hard work for you.
As an example, let’s make a shortcut to NOTEPAD and then we’ll see how we add NOTEPAD to the WIN + X menu.
WIN + R |
type %windir%\system32 | ENTER |
down until you find Notepad.exe |
Right-click on Notepad.exe |
click on Send To → Desktop
(create shortcut) |
click on the red X to CLOSE
and return to the desktop
Look what you have wrought!
You have put a shortcut to NOTEPAD on your DESKTOP
One small step pertaining to that shortcut still remains.
Right-click on the shortcut |
select Properties |
in the Comment
box, type NOTEPAD | OK
ADD THE SHORTCUT TO YOUR WIN + X MENU
Double-click on the Win X Menu Editor folder
that you put on the DESKTOP |
Double-click on WinXEditor.EXE | RUN
Your Win X menu starts with three groups
, separated by a thin divider line.
If you would like to put your shortcut into a new group, then
Click on the Add Group button
click on the Group where you want to put your shortcut.
in the Address bar, type %userprofile%\Desktop |
click on your NOTEPAD
shortcut | OPEN
button | APPLY
Click on the RUN
button if so prompted | EXIT
Here is a snip of my WIN + X Menu.