Get Windows 8 “Win+X” Menu in Windows XP, Vista and 7 Using WinPlusX
We all know about new "Win+X Menu" present in Microsoft's upcoming OS "Windows 8". This hidden menu provides quick and easy access to many useful system shortcuts such as Device Manager, Control Panel, Task Manager, Event Viewer, etc.
To access this hidden menu, you need to right-click on extreme bottom-left corner of screen or press "Win+X" keys together, that's why its called "Win+X Menu".
Recently we posted an article to get a similar menu in Windows 7 Desktop context menu:
But the above mentioned method only works in Windows 7.
Today in this topic, we are going to share a freeware to get Windows 8 "Win+X Menu" in Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7.
"WinPlusX" is a free portable software created by AskVG reader "Abhishek Singh" which brings Win+X Menu to Windows XP, Vista and 7. Just like Windows 8, you can access WinPlusX menu either by right-clicking on Start button or by pressing "Win+X" keys together.
Following is a preview of WinPlusX Menu in action:
Windows 8 "Win+X Menu" doesn't allow adding/removing shortcuts, although we posted a detailed tutorial to enable customization of shortcuts. On the other hand, this WinPlusX Menu is highly customizable.
You can add new shortcuts to WinPlusX menu by selecting "WinPlusX Options -> Add New" option. Just select the desired application file and this software will automatically add the shortcut along with its icon.
If you want to remove a shortcut, first select "WinPlusX Options -> Remove Shortcut" option and then click on the shortcut which you want to remove. WinPlusX will automatically remove it from the list. After removing the shortcut, disable removing feature by clicking on the "WinPlusX Options -> Remove Shortcut" option again.
You can also access the menu by right-clicking on its system tray icon.
You can download it using following link:
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