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  1. #11


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    Quote Originally Posted by Calico View Post
    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.
    Right, not in the version I posted. But I have a new version now with my own folder and added own shortcuts. On the other hand I do not want to overload it.

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  2. #12


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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Calico View Post
    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.
    Right, not in the version I posted. But I have a new version now with my own folder and added own shortcuts. On the other hand I do not want to overload it.
    Would you care to share the method for creating, and keeping after a reboot, new shortcuts, please.
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  3. #13


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    Quote Originally Posted by Calico View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Is seems to be called various names so far on the internet. However, there doesn't seem to be a very reliable way to add anything to it yet.

    https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ndows-8-a.html
    Apparantly Vishal has found a way, but he hasn't posted all the details, yet...
    That's great. I look forward to seeing it.
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  4. #14


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    Quote Originally Posted by Calico View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Calico View Post

    The difference is, you haven't added any new shortcuts.
    Right, not in the version I posted. But I have a new version now with my own folder and added own shortcuts. On the other hand I do not want to overload it.
    Would you care to share the method for creating, and keeping after a reboot, new shortcuts, please.
    I am not sure I understand the question. I made shortcuts to the desktop as usual (from the program folders I wanted) and moved them into my own folder called "System Folders' which I parked in C:\Users\Wolfgang\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs. And this is what I have now after I weeded it out a bit. I have rebooted many times and nothing changed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Calico View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post

    Right, not in the version I posted. But I have a new version now with my own folder and added own shortcuts. On the other hand I do not want to overload it.
    Would you care to share the method for creating, and keeping after a reboot, new shortcuts, please.
    I am not sure I understand the question. I made shortcuts to the desktop as usual (from the program folders I wanted) and moved them into my own folder called "System Folders' which I parked in C:\Users\Wolfgang\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs. And this is what I have now after I weeded it out a bit. I have rebooted many times and nothing changed.

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    So, if you add a new shortcut from any program, not already in one of the standard WinX groups, to a subfolder in WinX, you then select winkey+x to open the 'Power User Tasks Menu' your new shortcut is there and it remains after a reboot. Or are you just adding additional shortcuts to the consolidated group 3 folder on the desktop?
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  6. #16


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    No. I think there is a misunderstanding. I do not use Win+X any more. I go to the folder (as shown above) which I pinned to Start and to the Explorer icon on the taskbar.

    I guess you could add additional folders to Group3. But that is too messy because with Win+X you do not get a list that is alphabetically ordered. That was my complaint at the outset why I created this facility which I think is more convenient.

    PS: I also like this view:

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  7. #17


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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    No. I think there is a misunderstanding. I do not use Win+X any more. I go to the folder (as shown above) which I pinned to Start and to the Explorer icon on the taskbar...
    Ok, thanks for clarifying. It's really the ability to add additional links to the Win+X menu that we're after here, it's something quite a lot of people have been looking into, without success. So, it will be interesting to see what Vishal has come up with.
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    Yes, I think we were close with our attempts - perhaps Vishal has spotted something we missed and is able to keep it going after reboot.
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  10. #20


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    Ah ha.

    I figured it was a hashcheck causing the problem.

    Shawn - you will recall we worked around a similar thing for win7 starter desktop background.

    I didn't know where this one was hiding - so well done Vishal.
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