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Rename Win+X Menu Shortcuts in Windows 10

Rename Win+X Menu Shortcuts in Windows 10

In Windows 8, Microsoft introduced a feature for mouse users which can be accessed with a right click in the bottom left corner of the screen - the Win+X menu. In Windows 8.1 and Windows 10, you can simply right click on the Start button to show it. This menu has shortcuts to useful administrative tools and system functions. However, it is not a customizable part of the operating system. The user cannot add the desired apps and commands he wants to the Win+X menu. Today, we will see how to rename a Win+X menu shortcut without using third-party tools.

Customize Win+X menu in Windows 10

Customize Win+X menu in Windows 10

In Windows 8, Microsoft introduced a feature for mouse users which can be accessed with a right click in the bottom left corner of the screen - the Win+X menu. In Windows 8.1 and Windows 10, you can simply right click on the Start button to show it. This menu has shortcuts to useful administrative tools and system functions. However, it is not a customizable part of the operating system. The user cannot add the desired apps and commands he wants to the Win+X menu. In this article, we will see how to bypass this limitation and customize this menu in Windows 10.

Use Win+X menu to manage tasks in Windows 10 faster

Use Win+X menu to manage tasks in Windows 10 faster

In Windows 8, Microsoft introduced a feature for mouse users which can be accessed with a right click on the bottom left corner of the screen - the Win+X menu. In Windows 8.1 and Windows 10, you can simply right click on the Start button to show it. Although this menu is far from being a Start Menu replacement, it does have shortcuts to useful administrative tools and system functions. In this article, we will see how to use and customize this menu in Windows 10.

Customize the right click Win+X power users menu in Windows 8.1 and Windows 8

Customize the right click Win+X power users menu in Windows 8.1 and Windows 8

In all versions of Microsoft Windows, hot corners are used to do useful actions or access important system functions. In Windows 8, Microsoft introduced a feature for mouse users to access with the right click - the Win+X menu. When you right click the bottom left hot corner of the screen or when you right click the Start button in Windows 8,1, this menu pops up. Although it is far from being a Start Menu replacement, it does have shortcuts to useful administrative tools and system functions. In this article, we will see how to add our own shortcuts to the Win+X menu.

Windows 8.1 Tip: Don’t shut down using Start button to avoid slow startup

Windows 8.1 Tip: Don’t shut down using Start button to avoid slow startup

One of the most controversial and hated changes in Windows 8 was Microsoft throwing a caution to the wind and removing the Start button as well as the Start Menu. The loss of desktop functionality that came with it is tremendous. Due to a huge public outcry and negative sentiment from Windows users, Microsoft restored the Start button in Windows 8.1. But the reinstated Start button is just lip service. Not only does it not restore the full Start Menu functionality but you also lose Windows 8's fast startup ability if you use the Start button to shut down. Let us see how.