Mouse Shortcut for Win + X on W8/Server 2012

Posted on 2015-01-17
Last Modified: 2015-01-17
I found one for putting a Run command on the task bar, but I'd like one for Win + X on Windows 8+, could someone tell me how I can create a shortcut I can click on to get the Power User Menu up?
Question by:networkn
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Expert Comment

ID: 40555574
Could you clarify your question please?

Author Comment

ID: 40555587
Hmm ok...

I want a shortcut on my task bar in W8/2012 that opens the same menu that using the keyboard shortcut Win+X does.

IE Single click on the icon on the task bar to open the Win + X Menu.
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by:John Hurst
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Easiest way is to put a complete Programs menu on the taskbar. This works on both Server 2012 and Windows 8. I have done it on both. Works great.

Right Click on the Taskbar
Select Toolbar, New Toolbar
Add the following content in the space provided:
%ProgramData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
Save the toolbar. It should call itself Programs.
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Author Comment

ID: 40555643
John, thanks but that isn't what I want.

I want specifically that one shortcut.
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Accepted Solution

John Hurst earned 500 total points
ID: 40555649
Right Click on the Windows Start Icon produces the very same menu and result in Windows 8 and Server 2012

If you are in  console session Win+X may work. In a Remote Terminal Session, Win+X goes to my Windows 8 Host.

Author Closing Comment

ID: 40555650
Wow, I feel kind dumb for not working that out myself. Thanks for the assistance.
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Expert Comment

by:John Hurst
ID: 40555652
@networkn  - You are very welcome and I was happy to help you with this.

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