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Power - Add Cascading Desktop Context Menu in Windows 8

  1. #10


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by EvilCraze View Post
    Did Not Work For Me . Please Help
    Hello EvilCraze,

    What part of it didn't work? Any error messages?

    Were you able to download the add .reg file and merge it?
    Last edited by Brink; 14 Aug 2012 at 14:12. Reason: added quote

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  2. #11


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    Windows 8 RTM Enterprise Edition x64


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Size:  11.2 KB I Dont get The Menu When I Click On Power Option
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  3. #12


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    EvilCraze,

    Odd, it works perfectly fine for me with the same Windows 8 64-bit as you have. Do you have this issue with any other context menu not expanding out?

    What language is your Windows in?

    If not English, then double check the registry entries below in the .reg file to see if the name of the default keys and entries match yours with the language difference.

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    ; Created by: Shawn Brink
    ; https://www.eightforums.com
    ; Tutorial: Power - Add Cascading Desktop Context Menu in Windows 8
    
    
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\Shell\Power]
    "MUIVerb"="Power"
    "SubCommands"="Lock;SwitchUser;SignOut;Sleep;Hibernate;HybridShutdown;ShutDown;Restart"
    "icon"="shell32.dll,-221"
    "Position"="bottom"
     
    
    ; Lock
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CommandStore\shell\Lock]
    @="Lock"
    "icon"="shell32.dll,-48"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CommandStore\shell\Lock\command]
    @="rundll32.exe user32.dll, LockWorkStation"
     
    
    
    ; Switch User
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CommandStore\shell\SwitchUser]
    @="Switch User"
    "icon"="imageres.dll,-88"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CommandStore\shell\SwitchUser\command]
    @="tsdiscon.exe"
     
    
    ; Sign out
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CommandStore\shell\SignOut]
    @="Sign out"
    "icon"="shell32.dll,-45"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CommandStore\shell\SignOut\command]
    @="shutdown.exe -L"
     
    
    ; Shut down
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CommandStore\shell\ShutDown]
    @="Full Shut down"
    "icon"="shell32.dll,-28"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CommandStore\shell\ShutDown\command]
    @="shutdown.exe -s -f -t 00"
     
    
    ; Hybrid Shut down 
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CommandStore\shell\HybridShutdown]
    @="Hybrid Shut down"
    "icon"="shell32.dll,-28"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CommandStore\shell\HybridShutdown\command]
    @="Shutdown -s -f -hybrid -t 00"
     
    
    ; Restart
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CommandStore\shell\Restart]
    @="Restart"
    "icon"="shell32.dll,-290"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CommandStore\shell\Restart\command]
    @="shutdown.exe -r -f -t 00"
     
    
    ; Sleep
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CommandStore\shell\sleep]
    @="Sleep"
    "icon"="powercpl.dll,-514"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CommandStore\shell\sleep\command]
    @="rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState Sleep"
     
    
    ; Hibernate
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CommandStore\shell\hibernate]
    @="Hibernate"
    "icon"="imageres.dll,-101"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CommandStore\shell\hibernate\command]
    @="Shutdown -h"
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  4. #13


    same here... when i click on the power option, nothing appears.
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  5. #14


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Highlander,

    What language is your Windows 8? If not English, then that may be an issue.

    Do you have UAC enabled to at least the default level?

    Do you have issues with any other context menus not expanding?

    Could you also post screenshots showing what you see?
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  6. #15


    Many thanks for the info Brink, Works perfectly
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  7. #16


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome Eric, and welcome to Eight Forums.
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  8. #17


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8


    Thanks +1
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  9. #18


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome Ant, and welcome to Eight Forums.
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  10. #19


    Well... I have UAC to a minimum, otherwise metro apps will not run...

    When I hover over... it will not expand... other context menus expand fine.
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