How to Customize the Win + X Menu
Microsoft introduced the Win + X menu in Windows 8, and it remains in Win 10. That is a menu that opens when you press the Win + X hotkey. The menu includes a number of system tool shortcuts, but you can add much more to it with Win + X Menu Editor.
Win + X Menu Editor is a software package that customizes the Win + X menu. So with that you can add new software and system tool shortcuts, edit ones already on the menu or remove them. Open this page and click Download: Win+X Menu Editor for Windows 8 to save the software’s compressed Zip file. Open File Explorer and click Extract all to extract the folder. Then you can open the software from the extracted folder.
When you’ve opened the window in the snapshot above, press the Add a program button and select Add a program from the menu. Select a software package to add to the menu and press the Open button. To apply the changes, press Restart Explorer. Then open the Win + X menu, which will now include the software shortcut added.
You can add a Control Panel item much the same. Select Add a Control Panel item from the Add a program menu to open the window below. You can select a shortcut to add to the menu from there. Then press the Restart Explorer button as before.
You can add new groups to the Win + X menu. Click the Create a group button to add a group to menu. Then select the group and click Add a program to add shortcuts to the new group. Press Restart Explorer after adding some new shortcuts to the group.
To further customize items on the menu, right-click a shortcut in the window to open the context menu in the shot below. That includes some extra options such as Remove, which you can delete shortcuts from the Win + X menu. You can also select Move Up and Move Down options to reshuffle the position of the menu’s shortcuts.
Overall, Win + X Menu Editor is a great tool to customize the Win + X menu with. With this software you can now greatly expand the number of shortcuts on that menu.