1. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 5
    Windows 10 Home x64
       12 Aug 2015 #1

    Win+X doesn't work anymore


    pressing Win+X doesn't show the power user menu for me anymore. right clicking Start button doesn't work either, but when I do it, the mouse cursor jumps several pixels up and to the right. I did sfc /scannow and it didn't fix the issue. does anyone know how to fix it?

    edit: apparently following that guide and doing this disables Win+X. problem solved.
    Last edited by najodleglejszy; 13 Aug 2015 at 04:29.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2.    22 Apr 2016 #2

    najodleglejszy said: View Post
    pressing Win+X doesn't show the power user menu for me anymore. right clicking Start button doesn't work either, but when I do it, the mouse cursor jumps several pixels up and to the right. I did sfc /scannow and it didn't fix the issue. does anyone know how to fix it?

    edit: apparently following that guide and doing this disables Win+X. problem solved.

    I have exact same problem .. And i too have removed the shortcut icons from regedit ... Could that be the issue ?
    Pls help
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  3. Joined : Jul 2016
    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1 Pro
       04 Jul 2016 #3

    Win+X doesn't work


    glenngaucigrech said: View Post
    I have exact same problem .. And i too have removed the shortcut icons from regedit ... Could that be the issue ?
    Pls help
    I have been looking for a solution to this problem for days. Win+X doesn't work on my Windows 8.1 Pro computer. All the other Win+ keys work just fine. Right-clicking on the Start Button does nothing - no context menu appears. This happens when logged in as any user, including a new, clean profile. It happens in Safe Mode. It happens with a Clean Boot. The %appdata%\...\WinX folder is present and correct. I tried every fix suggested on every website I could find and none of them worked until I hit on this forum.

    I had previously removed the shortcut arrow from desktop icons. I have been doing this for 20 years, ever since Windows 98 came out. I found a tip for Windows 98 years ago that said you could remove the shortcut icon arrows by editing these two keys:

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile]
    "IsShortcut"=""

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\piffile]
    "IsShortcut"=""

    All you had to do was rename the two values "ShortcutIs" and restart or logout and log in, and the arrows would be gone. Been doing that for 20 years with no problem, from Win98 to Win7.

    However, it seems that when you do this in Windows 8.1 Pro, it disables the Win+X key. As soon as I set both values back to the default (IsShortcut) and restarted, the Win+X key worked, and right-clicking on the Start button gave me back the Start context menu.

    I don't actually like the Win+X menu, I always install Classic Start Menu and give myself back a Windows 7-style Start menu. But it annoyed me that the Win+X menu was missing, even though I don't use it. I knew this meant something was wrong, which bugged me.

    Thank you for helping me solve this problem, which I thought I was stuck with. I had NO intention of reinstalling Windows 8.1, which many sites (including Microsoft) had suggested - that is too drastic a solution and it wasn't worth the time and trouble, and I would simply have hidden the shortcut arrows again and been back where I started.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


 


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Project Cars don't work anymore
Clean installed Windows 10 Pro. Installed ProjectCars and the updates to it. The game will start, but when selecting a racetrack to begin race or qual or testing, it crashes to desktop without any error. Have tried to update everything, windows...
Gaming
Hey Cortana - it doesn't work anymore, i turned it on
Tried to turn on Hey Cortana, it still doesn't work. i messed with the privacy settings, but i may have missed something. please let me know.... common.... thanks!
Software and Apps
Key doesn't work
Trying to upg from 8.1 w wmp and used produkey to get outlook and system reg key and when I when install asks for reg key, neither work. I downloaded from ms win 10 download site. the install window doesn't give ANY other options except QUIT. ...
Windows Updates and Activation
Windows Search Doesn't Suck Anymore
Source: http://reviews.gizmodo.com/windows-search-doesnt-suck-anymore-1719865606
General Support
any way of going back to win 7 if 10 doesn't work for me
Joined forum to find out about how easy it would be to go back to win 7 if...when I tried win 10 and it didn't work out as expected. Those of you who have used it seem to be keen on it. Will keep an open mind about it - but would like to know if...
Installation and Setup
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 21:58.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 10 Forums