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Windows 8.1 Start button may not offer actual Start menu

  1. #91


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    I believe that view you are referring to in 8.1 is the same view that pops up when you hit the Win + X key combination. If so, you can modify, add or delete entires using this simple program:

    WinAero: Downloads / Software / Win+X Menu Editor for Windows 8 allows you to add or remove Win+X menu items

    Good luck and I hope this helps you.

    Cheers!

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  2. #92


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1 Pro w/ Media Center x64


    Hey HippsieGypsie, thanks for the welcome! Yeah, I hope it's easy to find for someone here who's like a coder.
    I like your "Start Flag" name idea, a lot easier for people new to Windows 8 to understand.

    EDIT:
    Thanks for the reply my2cents! That has to be it, it is the Win+X view (never even knew about that key shortcut). I'll definitely check this out. Awesome freaking help man thanks!
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  3. #93


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by randomjester View Post
    Hey HippsieGypsie, thanks for the welcome! Yeah, I hope it's easy to find for someone here who's like a coder.
    I like your "Start Flag" name idea, a lot easier for people new to Windows 8 to understand.

    EDIT:
    Thanks for the reply my2cents! That has to be it, it is the Win+X view (never even knew about that key shortcut). I'll definitely check this out. Awesome freaking help man thanks!
    Great! Give it a shot. I have played with it and it appears to work nicely; however, I chose to use Chassic Shell instead. Their latest version 4.0 is awesome! Thay way, you can have the best of both worlds (eg, still use Win + X) and now modify it (with Win8Aero Win + X editor). What a great triple combination!
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  4. #94


    Posts : 959
    Windows 8.1, 10


    Quote Originally Posted by randomjester View Post
    Does anyone know how or even if it's possible, to actually edit/change/customize the quick access right-click Start button list?
    I would love to remove some unneeded/unused entries, rearrange the order of entries, and add some custom entries to the list with like direct CLSID/GUID key locations.

    It's obviously stored somewhere right, so lets start customizing that "official" quick access Start button list how we want right?
    All I could do is provide this genius idea first lol, I hope someone with the smarts could now make it happen heh.
    There's a Tutorial on how to do this here:
    Power User Tasks Menu (Win + X) - Edit in Windows 8
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  5. #95


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1 Pro w/ Media Center x64


    Quote Originally Posted by my2cents View Post
    Great. Give it a shot. I have played with it and it appears to work nicely; however, I chose to use Chassic Shell instead. Their latest version 4.0 is awesome! Thay way, you can have the best of both worlds (eg, still use Win + X) and now modify it (with Win8Aero Win + X editor). What a great triple combination!
    That first program WinX Menu Editor did exactly what I was hoping to achieve. You are a freaking class act sir, thank you!
    I'll definitely check out Classic Shell too now.

    Quote Originally Posted by DavidY View Post
    There's a Tutorial on how to do this here:
    Power User Tasks Menu (Win + X) - Edit in Windows 8
    Awesome thanks DavidY! I guess the thing was I didn't know Win+X was the shortcut/name.
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  6. #96


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Glad it worked for you!
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  7. #97


    Posts : 26
    wds 8.1- x 64Bit


    OK ...since i use the AWSOME classic shell .... can some one show me how to get rid of that SM "fake" start button ... in wds8.1 ?


    Thanks .
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  8. #98


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    AWSOME
    Which FAKE button are you referring to? There is an option to replace (or not replace) the Start button/flag right on the Start Menu Stye Page. Now, wasn't that SIMPLE?

    Thanks .
    You are quite welcome.
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  9. #99


    Quote Originally Posted by Wds View Post
    OK ...since i use the AWSOME classic shell .... can some one show me how to get rid of that SM "fake" start button ... in wds8.1 ?


    Thanks .
    Here's a program developed by one of our members: https://www.eightforums.com/free-deve...artisgone.html
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  10. #100


    Posts : 26
    wds 8.1- x 64Bit


    Cool ,

    Thanks all
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