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Desktop Control



First of all, a HUGE THANKS to Vishal Gupta of! His EXCELLENT Tutorial on how to do sub-menu Contest Items allowed me to create the Much better Top Menu sub-menu...

Thanks to Taichou-Henk for pointing out an Uninstall_DC_Topmenu.reg error is has now been fixed. please re-download for the fixed file for uninstalling.

As Far As I Know, this will work on Windows XP and above ... It is .Net 4 though, so yeah, .Net 4 is needed to use this app.

PLEASE simply drag the folder in this zip to the C:\ drive. it needs to be the root of this drive to work correctly.

Please note! there is now two (2!) ways to have Desktop Control installed, a normal, in-menu desktop context menu
or a top, seperate and clean SubMenu.

To install the Normal way, double-click" Install_DesktopLogout" It will ask "are you sure", click Yes, then OK. Now right-click the desktop to see your new menu items!

To install the Desktop Control Top organized sub-menu, double-click "Install_DC_Topmenu", it will ask "Are you sure?" Click "Yes", then "Ok". Now right-click and see the new sub-menu!

[NATIVE VS shutdown.exe]
You see, all of my window-clicks link to a custom app made by me that works natively. Some times shutdown.exe does not work right or at times it has isses with XP, or Vista, or even 7 or 8. My app "DesktopLogout.exe" uses .Net and a process invoker to get the right results that you need, it will auto-elevate you to the correct permissions list (ADMIN) if needed.

This app, and none of it's files, is allowed to be packged, manged, or whatever words that you choose that means "I want to include this app or it's files with my or anyone else's stuff". The reason for this is that some of my apps in the past has been packaged/bundled/whatever with other apps, and i get a FLOOD of email saying

"Y UR APP NO WORK FOR ME?!?!?!?!" ...

well, because it was never ment to be re-distributed in any way. If you feel that you have an app or skin pack or package or bundle or whatever you want to call it, email or PM or whatever me. I may give you permission.

Also, the app has external, native windows icons, 16x16 in the /icons/ folder. feel free to replace (keeping the same file name), then uninstall using the .reg file, then re-install, and you will have your customized icons.
Again, THANK YOU to vishal Gupta from for the EXCELLENT tutorial, it allowed me to make the much-better "Top Menu"

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