If you are using Windows 8, you might be aware of the new "Win+X" menu which is also called "Power Menu". Since Microsoft has removed Start Menu from Windows 8, they introduced a new context menu containing several useful system tools and shortcuts such as Control Panel, Task Manager, Search, Run, Command Prompt, Device Manager, etc.
You can access this new "Win+X" menu by right-clicking on the bottom-left area or by pressing "Win+X" keys together that's why its called "Win+X" menu.
Unfortunately Microsoft didn't provide any option to customize this menu. You can't add your own shortcuts, you can't remove any existing shortcut, etc. It would have been really great if Microsoft provided a built-in setting or option to tweak this "Win+X" menu according to our requirements.
We have posted an exclusive tutorial in past which allows you to tweak and customize this "Win+X" menu in Windows 8. In fact AskVG.com was the first website which discovered this trick. You can read more about it at following link:
The above tutorial requires editing of system file which require some expertise. Today in this topic, we are going to share a free software which allows you to customize "Win+X" menu quickly and easily without modifying any file.
"Win+X Menu Editor" is a freeware for Windows 8 created by our friend "hb860" which helps you in customizing and tweaking "Win+X" menu in Windows 8. It allows you to:
- Add new shortcuts to "Win+X" menu
- Remove existing shortcuts from "Win+X" menu
- Rename shortcuts in "Win+X" menu
- Reorder or move shortcuts in "Win+X" menu
You just need to run the program and you'll get different options to modify "Win+X" menu such as add a program, create a group, remove, etc as shown in following screenshot:
It also comes with some built-in shortcuts such as Shutdown options, Calculator, etc which can be added directly to "Win+X" menu.
It supports both 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Windows 8. You can download it using following link:
If you don't want to use 3rd party software, you can check out following tutorials to do these things manually:
- [Exclusive] How to Add New Shortcuts in "Win+X" Menu of Windows 8?
- [Exclusive] Now Its Possible to Add New Working Shortcuts to Windows 8 "Win+X" Menu
- [Exclusive] Customize "Win+X" Menu in Windows 8 – Add, Remove, Rename or Move Shortcuts