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Add Cascading Menu for Restart, Shut Down, Hibernate and Other Power Shortcuts in Desktop Context Menu of Windows 7 and 8


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#1 herg62123

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 08:56 PM

Almost all computer users need to restart, shut down or hibernate their systems at some time and doing all these things were easy enough in previous Windows versions such as Windows XP, Vista and 7. But suddenly Microsoft introduced Metro UI in Windows 8 and removed the Start button and Start menu from Windows 8. Although you can get start button and start menu back using this tutorial but that's a different thing.

Many Windows 8 users are facing problems in getting used to this new Metro UI and Start Screen and the most difficult part of this new interface is the missing power options. There is no direct option given to restart, shut down, hibernate, sleep your PC.

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In this tutorial, we'll tell you how to add a new cascading menu in Desktop context menu (right-click menu) which will provide easy and direct access to all following power options:

Lock
Log Off
Switch User
Sleep
Hibernate
Restart
Shut Down
Shut Down (Hybrid)



More info at the link: http://www.askvg.com/add-cascading-menu-for-restart-shut-down-hibernate-and-other-power-shortcuts-in-desktop-context-menu-of-windows-7-and-8/
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#2 caperjac

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 03:34 PM

you can get some of the commands in the list by simply hitting alt+f4 when at the desktop ,if they didn't want to play with registry changeing file .
i ran it and it worked great thanks
shutdown
sleep
switch user
restart
sign out

Edited by caperjac, 18 September 2012 - 03:44 PM.

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