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  1. #20


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by Highlander View Post
    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.
    Hello Highlander,

    Try turning UAC back to the default level and merging the REG file again afterwards to see if that may help.

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  2. #21


    Nope, nada... same thing!
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  3. #22


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Odd. Are you signed into an adminsitrator account?

    Are you doing this from your desktop?

    Do you get all of the prompts in step 4, and approve all of them when merging?

    Does clicking on it expand it?

    Are you having any other issues in Windows 8 that may be related?

    Are you familiar enough with the registry to check to see if all of the entries in the REG file were added to your registry?
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  4. #23


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    Windows 8 Pro (x64)


    I have the same problem with the menu not popping out. All other menus are fine. I have US version with UK keyboard layout. Not touched the UAC from default. Logged in as Admin etc.

    The entries under CommandStore/shell haven't hit the registry for some reason. The other entries are there.
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  5. #24


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    Hello Sean, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    The only thing I can think of is that you may not have approved all of the prompts at step 4. You may have clicked on cancel/no on one of them by mistake. This tutorial works perfectly for me on every system I test it on.

    Try the Add_Power_to_Desktop_Context_Menu.reg again. Do you get all four Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK prompts when you do?
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  6. #25


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    Windows 8 Pro (x64)


    Ah OK it's working now! I must have clicked "No" or something on one of the prompts. Sorry about that .

    Nice tweak though, thanks.
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  7. #26


    Funny.. its working for me too...

    how can i change the order of the menu?
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  8. #27


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    Great news guys.

    @Highlander,

    Let me know what order you would like them in, and I'll upload a custom one for you.
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  9. #28


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    64-bit Windows 8

    Sleep Goes to Hibernate


    Hi Brink,

    Thanks for this enhancement. However on my system (Dell XPS Core i7-3770), the sleep goes to hibernate.

    I disabled the hibernate in the power options for the active power plan, but that did not help.

    Thanks.
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  10. #29


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello abushshabab, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    That doesn't disable hibernate. It only turns it off for that power plan. Instead, you could use OPTION ONE in the tutorial below to disable hibernate.

    Hibernate - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Forums
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