Windows 10: Windows 10 double start menu settings

  1.    11 Oct 2017 #1

    Windows 10 double start menu settings

    I upgraded my PC from windows 7 to windows 10, but now I have a glitch where when I right click the start menu all the options are listed twice. dose anyone know what this is or how to fix it? I'm thinking its a registry issue, but I'd like a second opinion before I mess with that stuff.
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    Thanks for reading / potentially helping!
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       11 Oct 2017 #2

    I would say that you may have a problem. Create a new profile and see if it shows up in that one.
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  3.    11 Oct 2017 #3

    Nice thing about the Power User menu: It's hackable. You can delete items you don't want to appear there and add items you do want to appear there, such as programs you run frequently or even individual files.

    To do it, you'll first have to make sure that you can view hidden files in File Explorer. Then navigate to:


    Where username is your account name. You'll see three folders there: Group1, Group2 and Group3. Each has shortcuts to the apps that appear on the Power Menu. Group1 contains the Desktop; Group2 contains the Control Panel, File Explorer, Run, Search and Task Manager; and Group3 contains two for the Command Prompt (one of which is an Admin command prompt), Computer Management, Device Manager, Disk Management, Event Viewer, Power Options, Programs and Features, System and Windows Mobility Center.

    Look back at the Power User menu. Notice that there are three groups separated by two faint lines? They correspond to the folders in the WinX folder. The app in Group1 (Desktop) is at the bottom, then there's a line, then there are the apps in Group2, then there's a line, and then there are the apps in Group3.

    To edit the Power User menu, just make changes to the contents of the folders Group1, Group2 and Group3. Delete a shortcut and it vanishes from the menu; add a shortcut and it appears on the menu.

    After you've finished deleting shortcuts and adding new ones, sign out of Windows and then sign back in. Your new Power User menu will be waiting for you on your return.
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  4.    11 Oct 2017 #4

    If your problem is as minor as actual duplicate entries, you might try Winaero's tool
    Downloads / Software / Win+X Menu Editor allows you to add or remove Win+X menu items

    for convenience.. but as I've never seen this problem before, it's only a suggestion (and possibly an interesting little tool anyway). Winaero's a reliable source - there's a good free tweaker with full explanations that can be convenient too.
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