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A better alternative to Win+X

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    A better alternative to Win+X


    I was always bothered that Win+X brings the system program up in a random alphabetic order. So I went to C:\Users\Wolfgang\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\WinX, copied the shortcuts from the Group2 folder into the Group3 folder. Then I made a shortcut of the Group3 folder on the desktop and also pinned that to Start Now I have all the system programs in an easy access and they are alphabetically ordered.

    You can refine that by defining your own folder there and copy only those shortcuts that you really use.

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    Last edited by whs; 26 Mar 2012 at 11:21.

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    I know you didn't plan it this way, whs, but I didn't know about Win+X. Another dynamic shortcut from our local genius.
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    Yeah Vince, we learm something new every day. Isn't Windows 8 exciting?
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    LOL - you can add extra groups there - e.g. Group4, Group5, etc
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    LOL - you can add extra groups there - e.g. Group4, Group5, etc
    Yeah, that's what I did at the end. Added a folder containing those shortcuts that I am liable to use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Yeah Vince, we learm something new every day. Isn't Windows 8 exciting?
    Dynamite OS.
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    Dynamite OS
    It is pretty awful - but I don't think it is likely to explode.
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