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Start Menu Clock


Joe Limon

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#1
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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Kynix

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#2
Try to move your cursor to the upper or lower right corner of your screen, and the magic happens :)
 

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Joe Limon

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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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#4
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 :)
 
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#5
There's the tutorial (just posting to attract your atenttion back to this topic)
 

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    AMD Athlon x2 Dual Core 7750 BE 2,7Ghz (2/4)
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    Asus M2N-e
    Memory
    4Gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    GIGABYTE (ATI) Radeon HD 6870 (1Gb)
    Sound Card
    Do i have one?
    Monitor(s) Displays
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    Screen Resolution
    1x HD1080 1x SXGA
    Hard Drives
    1x Samsung 500 Gb
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    3 fans + psu and cpu + gpu
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    Logitech G19
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    CM Storm Xornet
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    Look, what i've created... just a few visits at the recyclement center was enough...