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I am missing some of (perhaps all) system tasks that used to be available in context menus of the previous Windows versions. Please see the attached image for details.
Is there a way to make, say, "Move" easily available (so that I can, e.g., move a window from invisible part of display within a remote session)? How?
 (Simple "no" is not an answer please).
Where the heck is "Move"?
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by:John Hurst
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Where you are looking, no, you cannot make it like XP.

The reason, I think, is that context can be different for each icon. On my Windows 8 machine, context for Outlook is different than context for Windows Explorer.

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I think, that is why the tasks that I mean are called "System", meaning they are (should be) always available for any icon of a running process (like "Close" is on my image.)
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by:John Hurst
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I am not sure what you mean.

Most icons will have Close as a selection. Windows Explorer cannot be closed and so does not have that option.

So contexts for icons are not a fixed, universal thing. Windows 8 fine tunes each icon.

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by:midfde
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>>I am not sure what you mean.
Click on system menu (upper left icon on any window) and see what system tasks are.

>>Windows Exlorer...
I don't think it's unconditionally true.

>>...Windows 8 fine tunes each icon
So does XP, but... it does include all system items in (nearly?) all of them
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1. I see many varying icons on my Windows 8.1 system and none (that I can see) offer system tasks. They offer the tasks that application can manage.

2. Yes, in Windows 8, it is unconditionally true. If you try to close Windows Explorer it will "stop working" and you normally have to restart.

So I continue to think that the answer to your question is "no".

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by:John Hurst
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Something to keep in mind (and I forget myself) is that Windows 8 was built for mobile touch screen devices. The things you want from XP have been replaced with finger gestures. The same OS goes on a real computer with a mouse (such as I use), but the menus and contexts remain the same.

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Use Shift + right click
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"from", sorry
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This is fro EightForums.com
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