I don’t know how many of you heard about Win+X, the secret Windows 8 navigation menu baptized by the same shortcuts used to activate it. The sole purpose of this menu is to bring tasks that are not easy to reach in the foreground, while maintaining a low profile for those users who do not need this kind of data. While the idea was received with joy, the menu held one disadvantage, because its shortcuts could not be altered and only standard options were presented.
Thanks to Win+X Menu Editor, the drawback is long gone because the software allows users to add or remove individual shortcuts, as well as entire groups. It’s not an overcomplicated concept nor it allows unwanted tasks, it just works beautifully without altering system files or creating crashes randomly.
How to install and use Win+X Menu Editor
The software is compatible with every Windows 8 build released till date, including Release Preview. It works with both x86 and x64 architectures and once installed, it will allow the following actions:
- Add new items
- Remove existing entries
- Change the names of any option within the menu
- Reorder the options according to your own tastes
To use Win+X Menu Editor all you have to do is to download and install the application. Once the software is started, a window revealing all the items currently shown in the WinX menu will be prompted. To move around the icons simply used the arrows from the right side of the screen, or the buttons from the far bottom. Shortcuts are added simply by pressing the correspondent key and then by navigating to the desired location. Once an item is added, its name can be edited or removed completely.
Users can also add or remove groups, which are actually demarcations between several icons. These can be used to get a better visual picture of the hidden menu and a better navigation experience.