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Power User Tasks Menu (Win + X) - Edit in Windows 8

  1. #20


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    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome. I'm glad that it worked for you.

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  2. #21


    Posts : 23
    Arch Linux/Debian 7/Windows 8.1


    Win+X Menu Editor for Windows 8 is updated!
    >> version 2.0.0.1 <<



    • hashlnk is not required anymore, all its functions are ported into the Win+X Menu Editor source code
    • Numerous bugs are fixed, such as sorting bug or crash on empty Win+X menu
    • Improved "add a program" feature
    • New clean and useful UI with hotkeys, new icons
    • The ability to move shortcuts between groups
    • New feature - "Presets", which allows you to add various commands in Win+X menu, such as shutdown
    • options, calculator and so on.
    • fixed a bug with built-in items renaming


    Video with new version:


    Download link
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  3. #22


    Posts : 22,584
    64-bit Windows 10


    Thank you HB. Tutorial updated.
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  4. #23


    Posts : 23
    Arch Linux/Debian 7/Windows 8.1


    Thanks to you too
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  5. #24


    Posts : 23
    Arch Linux/Debian 7/Windows 8.1


    I have implemented the most requested feature - add a control panel item.
    I understand that not everyone knows all shell:::{GUID} commands of Windows 8 so I made UI.

    2.5.0.1

    • Bug fixed: if you try to add a shortcut which is already in Win+X menu folder, then application will show you .NET framework error.
    • New feature - "Add a Control Panel item" allows you to add any control panel applet including hidden like "Network Connections" or "All Tasks(God Mode)".
    • Improved icons resolving for Win+X menu items
    • "Add a program" now not a button but drop-down menu.
    • Some very minor non-critical bugs are fixed



    Download link
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  6. #25


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    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    Very useful. Thanks to all responsible.
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  7. #26


    Posts : 23
    Arch Linux/Debian 7/Windows 8.1



    v2.6
    New feature - "Add an Administrative Tools item" allows you to add any Administrative Tools item quickly and easy.

    Download link
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  8. #27


    Dresden, Germany
    Posts : 7
    Windows 8 64bit

    Win+X Editor error


    Hi Sergey,

    I've some problems with v2.6

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    with details:

    See the end of this message for details on invoking
    just-in-time (JIT) debugging instead of this dialog box.

    Code:
    ************** Exception Text **************
    System.IO.DirectoryNotFoundException: Could not find a part of the path  'C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Administrative  Tools'.
       at System.IO.__Error.WinIOError(Int32 errorCode, String maybeFullPath)
       at System.IO.FileSystemEnumerableIterator`1.CommonInit()
       at System.IO.FileSystemEnumerableIterator`1..ctor(String path, String  originalUserPath, String searchPattern, SearchOption searchOption,  SearchResultHandler`1 resultHandler, Boolean checkHost)
       at System.IO.Directory.InternalGetFileDirectoryNames(String path,  String userPathOriginal, String searchPattern, Boolean includeFiles,  Boolean includeDirs, SearchOption searchOption, Boolean checkHost)
       at System.IO.Directory.InternalGetFiles(String path, String searchPattern, SearchOption searchOption)
       at WindowsFormsApplication1.Form1.GetAdministrativeTools()
       at WindowsFormsApplication1.Form1.Form1_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e)
       at System.Windows.Forms.Form.OnLoad(EventArgs e)
       at System.Windows.Forms.Control.CreateControl(Boolean fIgnoreVisible)
       at System.Windows.Forms.Control.CreateControl()
       at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WmShowWindow(Message& m)
       at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WndProc(Message& m)
       at System.Windows.Forms.Form.WndProc(Message& m)
       at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)
    
    
    ************** Loaded Assemblies **************
    mscorlib
        Assembly Version: 4.0.0.0
        Win32 Version: 4.0.30319.18046 built by: FX45RTMGDR
        CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.NET/Framework64/v4.0.30319/mscorlib.dll
    ----------------------------------------
    WinXEditor
        Assembly Version: 2.6.0.0
        Win32 Version: 2.6.0.0
        CodeBase: file:///C:/Program%20Files/WinAero/WinXEditor.exe
    ----------------------------------------
    System.Windows.Forms
        Assembly Version: 4.0.0.0
        Win32 Version: 4.0.30319.18046 built by: FX45RTMGDR
        CodeBase:  file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Windows.Forms/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Windows.Forms.dll
    ----------------------------------------
    System.Drawing
        Assembly Version: 4.0.0.0
        Win32 Version: 4.0.30319.18022 built by: FX45RTMGDR
        CodeBase:  file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Drawing/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/System.Drawing.dll
    ----------------------------------------
    System
        Assembly Version: 4.0.0.0
        Win32 Version: 4.0.30319.18045 built by: FX45RTMGDR
        CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.dll
    ----------------------------------------
    System.Data
        Assembly Version: 4.0.0.0
        Win32 Version: 4.0.30319.18046 built by: FX45RTMGDR
        CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_64/System.Data/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Data.dll
    ----------------------------------------
    System.Core
        Assembly Version: 4.0.0.0
        Win32 Version: 4.0.30319.17929 built by: FX45RTMREL
        CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Core/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Core.dll
    ----------------------------------------
    System.Xml
        Assembly Version: 4.0.0.0
        Win32 Version: 4.0.30319.18046 built by: FX45RTMGDR
        CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Xml/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Xml.dll
    ----------------------------------------
    
    ************** JIT Debugging **************
    To enable just-in-time (JIT) debugging, the .config file for this
    application or computer (machine.config) must have the
    jitDebugging value set in the system.windows.forms section.
    The application must also be compiled with debugging
    enabled.
    
    For example:
    
    <configuration>
        <system.windows.forms jitDebugging="true" />
    </configuration>
    When JIT debugging is enabled, any unhandled exception
    will be sent to the JIT debugger registered on the computer
    rather than be handled by this dialog box.

    After pressing Continue the panel is empty

    I'm using Windows 8 Pro x64 and of course the x64 version of Win+X Menu Editor.

    Best wishes,
    Chris
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  9. #28


    Posts : 23
    Arch Linux/Debian 7/Windows 8.1


    Hi, I see strange thing in exception you posted.
    I use the following code to retrieve AD tools items:
    string AdinistrativeToolsPath = Environment.ExpandEnvironmentVariables(@"%AllUsersProfile%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Administrative Tools");

    Can you check that directory exists or not?
    Just press Win+R and put %AllUsersProfile%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Administrative Tools into Run dialog box
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  10. #29


    Dresden, Germany
    Posts : 7
    Windows 8 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by hb860 View Post
    Hi, I see strange thing in exception you posted.
    I use the following code to retrieve AD tools items:
    string AdinistrativeToolsPath = Environment.ExpandEnvironmentVariables(@"%AllUsersProfile%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Administrative Tools");

    Can you check that directory exists or not?
    Just press Win+R and put %AllUsersProfile%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Administrative Tools into Run dialog box
    Hi Sergey,

    you're right the folder "Administrative Tools" doesn't exist inside "Programs" on my computer. I've moved it into "System Tools" to shorten the "All Programs" tree in start menu in StartIsBack.

    I think it would be better to access "Administrative Tools" by its CLSID ::{d20ea4e1-3957-11d2-a40b-0c5020524153} which is independent of location.

    Have a nice day,
    Chris
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