Open Win+X Quick Link Menu in Windows 10  

    Open Win+X Quick Link Menu in Windows 10

    Open Win+X Quick Link Menu in Windows 10

    How to Open Win+X Quick Link Menu in Windows 10
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    11 Apr 2020
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    How to Open Win+X Quick Link Menu in Windows 10


    The Win+X Quick Link menu is a pop-up menu from the Start button that includes shortcuts of common management, configuration, and other power user Windows tools.

    Starting with Windows 10 build 15014, the Win+X flyout has been updated to say “Apps and Features” instead of “Programs and Features”.

    This tutorial will show different ways on how to open the Win+X Quick Link menu in Windows 10.


    EXAMPLE: Win+X Quick Link menu
    Open Win+X Quick Link Menu in Windows 10-win-x_shortcuts.png



    Here's How:

    1 Do step 2, step 3, or step 4 below for how you would like to open the Win+X Quick Link menu.

    2 Press the Win + X keys and release.

    Using this option will allow you to see the available underlined (letter) keyboard shortcuts to press for each menu item to open with.


    3 Right click on the Start button on the taskbar.

    Open Win+X Quick Link Menu in Windows 10-start_button.jpg

    4 On a touchscreen, press and hold the Start button on the taskbar until you see the faded white rectangle appear on it, then release.

    Open Win+X Quick Link Menu in Windows 10-win-x_touchscreen.png


    That's it,
    Shawn



  1. ThrashZone's Avatar
    Posts : 6,347
    3-Win-7Prox64 2-Win10Prox64
       #1

    Nice Shawn,
    Might be nice for a follow up on how to add or remove entries/ new group... ?
    Cheers.
      My Computers

  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 49,694
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 20161
    Thread Starter
       #2
    Last edited by Brink; 04 Mar 2019 at 17:21. Reason: updated
      My Computers

  3. Phone Man's Avatar
    Posts : 1,190
    Windows 10 Pro 1909 64 bit
       #3

    That is a problem as it does a hash check on the content and any changes will not stay. I did see a hack on eightforums that would generate a new hash and let your changes stick. I need to look for that when I can. They are stored in a directory and add and deleting shortcuts works but won't stick.

    Looks like Shawn had it and posted while I was typing.

    Here is a link to understand the hashing that MS uses to stop you from freely editing the menu. The program that Shawn linked to takes care of the hash problem.

    http://withinwindows.com/2012/04/04/...ing-algorithm/


    Jim
    Last edited by Phone Man; 14 Oct 2014 at 18:12.
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 1
    Windows 10
       #4

    Could you help me how to open the Win+x menu programmatically?
    I've disabled all Windows key shortcuts. This is the one I could use but not able to open it from a Autohotkey file.

    I've found
    Code:
    ControlClick, Start1, ahk_class Shell_TrayWnd,, R
    but it is a workaround and moves the mouse.
      My Computer


  5. Posts : 2
    Widows 10
       #5

    szepeviktor said:
    Could you help me how to open the Win+x menu programmatically?
    I've disabled all Windows key shortcuts. This is the one I could use but not able to open it from a Autohotkey file.

    I've found
    Code:
    ControlClick, Start1, ahk_class Shell_TrayWnd,, R
    but it is a workaround and moves the mouse.
    Anyone find a solution on how to call the Quick Link Menu? Especially with a run command or AHK would be great.
      My Computer


 

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