Samantha · Jan 12, 2014 at 08:30 am

Install Extra Tool Menus on Your Windows 8 and RT Devices

If you’re using a device running either Windows 8 or RT—be it a tablet, a PC, or a hybrid—you’ll probably be familiar with the tools context menu that pops up when you right click on the desktop. And in all honesty, it’s not that particularly useful other than to organize your desktop. This is a shame because it wouldn’t cause any harm if some more options and actions were added.

Well, XDA Senior Member pbanj thought similarly. And as a result, he developed a batch file that allows you to conveniently install extra tools to the context menu. As of now, there are three different menus that you can choose from:

  • tools menu: include options to open regedit, toggle file extension, show hidden files and more
  • power menu: provides options to lock, log off, restart, restart with boot options menu, and shut down
  • power + extras menu: in addition to the aforementioned power menu actions, there are also options to sleep, switch user, and hibernate

Installation is simple. You simply run the batch file and follow the prompts. The process is the same for uninstalling the menus.

If you would like to give this a go, visit the original thread for more information and download.


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