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Start Menu Clock

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    Windows 8/Windows 7

    Start Menu Clock


    Hello, I was wondering if there was a way to add a clock to the start menu? Right now I either have to go to the desktop or lock screen to find out the time.

    Also, is it possible to create buttons for locking/shutdown/restart/sleep, I know how to do these things multiple other ways, but it would make the new beta less of a hassle.

    Cheers
    -Robin

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    Try to move your cursor to the upper or lower right corner of your screen, and the magic happens
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    Windows 8/Windows 7


    Hmm, thank you didn't notice that extra clock. Do you know if there are any apps on the market that will fill in a box with misc info? Or create shortcuts?
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    What comes to the clock, at least you can't download it from the store. But to create those shortcuts it is possible, and easy



    Create a new shortcut to the desktop




    Write the location
    The location for shutdown is C:\Windows\system32\shutdown

    Remember to write the parameters correctly. that example makes your computer to restart.

    shutdown /s /t 0 Shuts computer down shutdown /s /f /t 0 forces all of the programs to close and shuts down.
    shutdown /r /t 0 Restarts shutdown /r /f /t 0 forces all of the programs to close and restarts.
    shutdown /hybrid /t 0 Performs a hybrid shutdown shutdown /hybrid /f /t 0 forces all of the programs to close and performs a hybrid shutdown.




    Paste the shortcut here

    C:\programdata\microsoft\windows\start menu\programs

    there you go, you can also change the icon in the same way you would change it to any other program (right click>properties>shortcut>change icon)


    Hope it helps
    Last edited by Kynix; 02 Mar 2012 at 17:05.
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    There's the tutorial (just posting to attract your atenttion back to this topic)
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