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  • Adding extra shortcuts to the Win+X Menu

    Found this link on adding extra shortcuts to the Win+X menu (Bottom Left->Right Click) which looks useful for adding things like RDP, notepad etc that I use all the time.

    Windows 8 is continuing to grow on me, not so sure about Office 2013 which as Ossian said in another thread is very like Windows 3.11 in it's colour scheme.

    Edit:
    Hashlnk seems not to be working for me anymore to add further shortcuts, but this tool does work and is a good bit easier to use as it's GUI based.
    http://winaero.com/download.php?view.21
    Source Link:
    http://www.addictivetips.com/windows...-8-win-x-menu/
    Last edited by cruachan; 15th April 2013, 22:17.
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    Re: Adding extra shortcuts to the Win+X Menu

    Hello Guys according to that topic i think that Microsoft has also eliminated Start key from windows 8 task bar and has change it with a new Start display thumbnail which seems to be when you move your mouse pointer to bottom-left area of screen.To make Microsoft windows 8 customers life easier, Ms has included a new perspective selection which seems to be when you right-click on excessive bottom-left area of screen.Thanks!!
    Last edited by markspend1; 6th April 2013, 14:28.

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      Re: Adding extra shortcuts to the Win+X Menu

      Originally posted by markspend1 View Post
      Hello Guys according to that topic i think that Microsoft has also eliminated Start key from windows 8 task bar and has change it with a new Start display thumbnail which seems to be when you move your mouse pointer to bottom-left area of screen.To make Microsoft windows 8 customers life easier, Ms has included a new perspective selection which seems to be when you right-click on excessive bottom-left area of screen.Thanks!!
      Yes, the rest of the world, and its dog, has spotted this some months ago.

      Please refrain from posting useless information in future
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        Re: Adding extra shortcuts to the Win+X Menu

        Originally posted by cruachan View Post
        Found this link on adding extra shortcuts to the Win+X menu (Bottom Left->Right Click) which looks useful for adding things like RDP, notepad etc that I use all the time.

        Windows 8 is continuing to grow on me, not so sure about Office 2013 which as Ossian said in another thread is very like Windows 3.11 in it's colour scheme.
        Nice find.

        I just started adding apps to the taskbar, seeing as i work in Desktop mode most of the time.

        Might try this when i convince my boss to let me go to Windows 8 in the corporate environment

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          Re: Adding extra shortcuts to the Win+X Menu

          Originally posted by The Bris Vegas Kid
          Might try this when i convince my boss to let me go to Windows 8 in the corporate environment
          Wullie, are you serious about this or were the smilies the real message? Ta.
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            Re: Adding extra shortcuts to the Win+X Menu

            Originally posted by biggles77 View Post
            Wullie, are you serious about this or were the smilies the real message? Ta.
            I'm running Windows 8 on my works system right now.

            In fact i'm typing it in IE10

            Its actually not that bad. As I generally work in Desktop mode there is no real difference, other than the start menu, to how I work. Granted I need to go back and learn Windows shortcuts but that's not going to take too long.

            I would NOT recommend this for a normal end user though. There is way too much to learn to guarantee there would be no issues.

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              Re: Adding extra shortcuts to the Win+X Menu

              Have to say I am in agreement with Wullie (it must be a Scottish thing )

              Win8 (apart from bloody TIFKAM) is as good as 7 -- once you find your way around things. The right click menu is a brilliant one once you get used to it. HyperV plus the ability to hibernate makes it excellent for my training work.

              As said, no way end-users would get it, though...
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                Re: Adding extra shortcuts to the Win+X Menu

                Must indeed be a Scottish thing, after all we did invent everything of any note in the world!

                Another thing I like is DaRT 8, having it on a Windows 8 laptop means I can drop an architecture appropriate DaRT image natively onto a USB stick when I'm out on site, rather than having to carry multiple sticks or DVDs. Handy in my job.
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