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WinPlusX 4.0

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Also Featured at many other websites and blogs.

Thanks To All Of Them...


We all know that windows 8 is in its Beta stage and windows 8 consumer preview is released to public.
Windows 8 has new Quick Access Menu (Win+X Menu) feature using which you can perform several tasks.

So I started to create its clone for other windows versions. It Will bring Windows 8 quick access menu feature (Win+X Menu) in your XP, Vista or Seven.

As its name suggests you can open this menu form both by right mouse click or by pressing Win+X on your keyboard.


> It is Very Small in Size.
> You can also use it as your Launcher because now you can also Add or Remove Your Own Shorcuts to it. These Shorcuts are in a INI file , So, No Need To Have More Space.
> Automatically Saves your shorcuts.
> Automatically Sets The Added Shortcuts Icon.
> All Shortcuts have Icons.
> Seperators to classify Shortcuts.
> Pre-Added Important Shortcuts like Device manager, notepad, registry editor, event viewer and so many.
> Open quick access menu from right click at Start Orb or by pressing Win+X default hotkeys.
> As you can find it by its size that WinPlusX is Very Low On Resource Usage.


> Added Icons Option, Now When you Add an shortcut, WinPlusX automatically sets its default icon.
> Added Seperators to classify Shortcuts.
> Fixed Some Minor issues like not autohiding and extra context menu opening as reported by our friend Vishal~Gupta. Thanks To Him...

Note : If you found any type of problem or bug then please re-check after log off or restarting your windows and then post here.

Thanks For Vishal Gupta for giving me the idea by his post "getting Win+X menu in windows 7" .

ScreenShot Taken At Windows XP SP3

Feel Free To Submit Your Comments And Suggestions Or Bugs On WinPlusX...
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HarkTu's avatar
since its too bugged and not getting update or support anymore, if you looking for good working win+x menu on XP or 7, check out that, working flawless:…
nihaww's avatar
Please is there a way to delete it ? I can't find anything on the internet
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HarkTu's avatar
Hi, thank you for this nice extension, it is 1 of better things in win8+. very sad MS waste right click menu on start button in win7.
i tried it on 2 pc. i'll write bugs make this extension useless.  
on first pc this glitches while working.
1-flickering 2-3 time on start button right click.
HarkTu's avatar
2-they pop up together with windows context menu.
3- the program disabling right click on taskbar when cose it.
Would be good to integrate a registry trick  that backups "NoTrayContextMenu" on start, and restore it on close. after every close i need to make it manually.
HarkTu's avatar
on second pc i get it working on system tray but when i right click on start button i get this error.
it continue to work in tray, and interestingly not disabling right click on taskbar after close it.

page doesnt let me to write anymore, says my post is detected as spam :D
its good extension, i hope you can fix those bugs ;)
xpclient's avatar
It may not be intentional by the developer of this program but running WinPlusX breaks the Taskbar's context menu. You can no longer right click in empty area of the Taskbar, nor does Shift+right show the classic context menu.
abhishekbest432's avatar
Hello xpclient, Actually Windows 7 and above have a feature to open windows mobility center on Win+X keypress, to disable this we need to fix a registry setting, which causes the issue.
mekhomarco's avatar
A motivating discussion is definitely worth comment. There's no doubt that that you ought to write more on this subject matter, it might not be a taboo subject but usually people don't speak about these subjects. To the next! Best wishes!!

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broker22's avatar
Pretty! This was an extremely wonderful post. Thanks for supplying these details.…
jtheelen's avatar
This probably has been mentioned before, but on my laptop, running Windows 7, the shortcut Winkey + X also starts "Windows Mobility Center". Is there a way to configure/modify the shortcut to start your awesome application? I tried to change the Windows Mobility Center one, but I couldn't figure out how (yet). Thanks.
abhishekbest432's avatar
you can download the following registry and merge it, then you are able to do so... [link]
caskater4's avatar
Great tool! But it would be better if key bindings worked for each of the items like in Windows 8. Example pressing Win+X+G launches Device Manager, Win+X+F launches Programs and Features.
abhishekbest432's avatar
hey, i haven't noticed this feature before.
But, awsome suggestion, soon you will find them in next version.
Churchland's avatar
Ever since I ran this program I can no longer right clik on the taskbar or Start orb and see context menu such as task manager. How do I restore this function? Thanks.
abhishekbest432's avatar
open registry editor(regedit in run box). then goto HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer and search for "NoTrayContextMenu" and delete it after that (or in case you didn`t find it) goto HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer and search for "NoTrayContextMenu" and delete it.
This is a general solution when you are unable to get taskbar context menu and this is not caused by "WinPlusX"
walt140's avatar
Hello ~abhishekbest432,

thank you for this hint, I got the same issue with my WIN xp but don't know why and from whom. I deleted the "NoTrayContextMenu" and was happy, that the task bar options worked again. However, after my next system boot, the option was away again. So I tried another options and set the value of the "NoTrayContextMenu" from 1 to "0" ...and now it seems to be fixed forever and the options always available, also after the next system start/boot. Anyhow thank you, without your guidance I would never find this key at the registry.

Best regards, Walter
abhishekbest432's avatar
my friend...
dAKirby309's avatar
In case you don't already know, congrats on being featured on TEKHD on YouTube, I saw it in the recently uploaded videos here: [link] :)
abhishekbest432's avatar
Awesome News for me, I seriously don't know anything about it.
Thanks for informing me.
Thank You.
dAKirby309's avatar
Congrats again, I don't see why they didn't let you know about it.. :)
abhishekbest432's avatar
I dont know that why they don't inform me. But i am happy that you inform me.
Thanks again.
vadek28's avatar
System requirement: .NET 4 - which I don't have, so I'll pass, thanks. :(
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