Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


Edit the Power User Tasks Menu

  1. #1


    Posts : 828
    Windows 7 x64 Ultimate/Windows 8.1/Linux

    Edit the Power User Tasks Menu


    Edit the Power User Task Menu

    I haven't seen this posted.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Posts : 5,347
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    It is a strange thing.

    It pops up where the start menu used to be - but offers only a tiny fraction of what the start menu offered.

    Peculiar.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 828
    Windows 7 x64 Ultimate/Windows 8.1/Linux


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    It is a strange thing.

    It pops up where the start menu used to be - but offers only a tiny fraction of what the start menu offered.

    Peculiar.

    Indeed. It almost seems like an afterthought and in some ways, a concession for those missing the Start menu. However, while the base menu, which has been discussed elsewhere here, is pretty simple, the ability to customise outlined here, does seem to offer a little more of interest.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  4. #4


    I have been around the web looking at the options. It seems that you can delete a few of the items, but there is not, so far, any way to add.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Posts : 20,299
    64-bit Windows 10 build 10159


    Here's another way to edit the Win+X Power User Tasks Menu in Windows 8.

    Power User Tasks Menu (Win + X) - Edit in Windows 8
    Last edited by Brink; 11 Apr 2012 at 22:42. Reason: updated link
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    Posts : 828
    Windows 7 x64 Ultimate/Windows 8.1/Linux


    Apparantly Vishal has found a way, but he hasn't posted all the details, yet...
    Last edited by Brink; 11 Apr 2012 at 22:42. Reason: removed quote no longer there
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #7


    Posts : 5,347
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    LOL that is funny - I have tried a few things - including adding reg entries, additional shortcuts , etc.

    I did manage to get one of the existing shortcuts to open regedit by making another folder - copying the existing shortcuts into it - then changing the shortcut target .

    Also tried changing the description in the .ini file.

    It seemed to work until I messed it all up - can't get it working again now.

    I will have a look at the link you posted just now and see what Vishal has discovered.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #8


    Posts : 828
    Windows 7 x64 Ultimate/Windows 8.1/Linux


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    LOL that is funny - I have tried a few things - including adding reg entries, additional shortcuts , etc.

    I did manage to get one of the existing shortcuts to open regedit by making another folder - copying the existing shortcuts into it - then changing the shortcut target .

    Also tried changing the description in the .ini file.

    It seemed to work until I messed it all up - can't get it working again now.

    I will have a look at the link you posted just now and see what Vishal has discovered.
    I went through a similar process, even going so far as trying to manipulate the associated manifest files. I thought I was on to something... until I rebooted I'm really quite curious to see what's been discovered, I hope he doesn't keep us waiting long...
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #9


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,516
    Vista and Win7


    I solved the problem my own way. I finally made my own folder there and then you can add/delete what you want. A better alternative to Win+X
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  10. #10


    Posts : 828
    Windows 7 x64 Ultimate/Windows 8.1/Linux


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    I solved the problem my own way. I finally made my own folder there and then you can add/delete what you want. A better alternative to Win+X
    The difference is, you haven't added any new shortcuts.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Edit the Power User Tasks Menu

Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Power User Tasks Menu - Open in Windows 8
How to Open Win+X "Power User Tasks Menu" in Windows 8 and 8.1 This will show you how to open the Power User Tasks Menu with quick links to some common administrative and power user tasks in Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 8.1,and Windows RT 8.1. You'll notice that Windows Explorer is now...
Tutorials
Remove Sign out from User Name and Power User Menu
Trying to lock down a tablet running Win 8.1 It's set to auto log in so I don't want the user to be able to sign out. Any ideas how to disable or remove it? THanks Chris
General Support
Power User Tasks Menu - Show Command Prompt or PowerShell
Show Command Prompt or PowerShell in Win+X Power User Tasks Menu in Windows 8.1 This tutorial will show you how to have either the Command Prompt or Windows PowerShell items show in your Win+X Power User Tasks menu in Windows 8.1. EXAMPLE: Win+X menu with Command Prompt or Windows...
Tutorials
Power User Tasks Menu - Not Launching Tasks
My Power User Tasks Menu is not totally functional. Only the "Run" task launches. None of the other tasks work from this menu. I'm running an account set as administrator, and have tried the separate Administrator account to no avail. Running Windows 8 Professional x64 upgraded from Windows 7...
General Support
Power User Tasks Menu (Win + X) - Edit in Windows 8
How to Edit Win+X "Power User Tasks Menu" in Windows 8 and 8.1 This will show you how to add and remove shortcuts and groups to the Power User Tasks Menu using the easy to use Win + X Editor program for only your user account in Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 8.1, and Windows RT 8.1. Thank...
Tutorials
Stopping the Power User Task Menu from appearing
Hi all I am having trouble with a few games that require a substantial amount of right-clicking during game play. At some point, the mouse will be (in game) but hovering over the bottom left corner of the screen, at which point the Win-X menu launches and kicks me out of the game and back to...
Gaming
Power User Menu (WIN-X) not working
When invoking the Power User Menu, no shortcut will work except the "Run" command. This has been this way since I upgraded my Win 7 to Win 8. The short cuts do exist in the appropriate $user$/Appdata/.../WinX subfolder, but the menu doesn't seem to connect to them.. Yes, I tried using the...
General Support

Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook