Windows 10: Win+X doesn't work anymore Solved

  1.    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.
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  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
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  3.    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.
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