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    Edit the Power User Task Menu

    I haven't seen this posted.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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 10:42 PM. Reason: updated link
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    Apparantly Vishal has found a way, but he hasn't posted all the details, yet...
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    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.
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    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...
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    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
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    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.
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