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.
Want something on the XDA Portal? Send us a tip!
In the spirit of improving the core Android experience, Google is changing Android M to be smarter about managing power. Their new Doze feature comprises of two primary roles which allow Android to use motion detection in order to predict activity, and go into deep sleep at the right time based on accelerometer readings. In order to extend your screen off battery life, Android M will now monitor your activity levels and if it detects that your device has...
At I/O 2015, Google tackled the information problem in mobile once more, this time through pictures: “how incredible is it that we all have a camera in our pockets at any moment? (...) These moments tell your story (...)[but] taking more pictures and videos makes it harder to relieve memories due to the sheer volume”. This is why they are revamping Google Photos and centering it around 3 big ideas: Creating a home for all photos and videos that is...
VP of Engineering Jen Fitzpatrick began talking about what Google is doing to help “the next billion” come online. More and more people are getting their first smartphone, and for many people this first phone will be their first computer. The majority of the next billion will be Android users and they “want to remove the barriers of smartphone adoption”. While there are huge displays of phones on sale, not all are able to run the latest and greatest...