Windows 8 users will find this to be excellent news: you can now add custom shortcuts to the Win+X menu in Windows 8.
Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating systems comes with numerous new features packed. Many of these bring unparalleled convenience to your Windows experience. One very prominent of these features is the Win+X menu. The menu is called this because it is brought up using the combination hotkey shortcut of the Windows logo key and the X button on your keyboard.
Because you do not get a Start menu with the new Windows, Microsoft had to make the commonly used programs more accessible. This gap is filled by the Win+X menu that provides you with quick access to the control panel, the task manager, the device manager, the event viewer, and the command prompt.
While these shortcuts are extremely helpful in improving app accessibility, there is one flaw in the default settings of the Win+X menu: you cannot add or remove custom shortcuts from the menu. This is where a tool called Win+X Menu Editor comes into play.
Win+X Menu Editor is a free to use desktop application for Windows 8 running machines. The app lets you modify shortcuts offered to you by the Win+X menu.
When you run the application you find it presenting you with current available shortcuts in the Win+X menu. You can find buttons to add, edit, and remove these shortcuts.
You can even customize app groups to categorize shortcuts and group them together in the menu.
This helpful little application brings an immense amount of user friendliness to the Windows 8 OS. You can get it from its website by clicking here.