Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Add New Shortcuts in Quick Access Menu of Windows 8

Microsoft has removed the start menu, start button from windows 8 and replaced it with Start Screen, but they have added a Quick Access Menu(QAM) which provides access to many useful system tools. The Hot key for QAM is Win+X. It would be great if we can add new shortcuts to that menu. In order to make it possible we need to patch the 'twinui.dll' present in C:\windows\system32 folder. The following video will show you how to add new shortcuts in Quick Access Menu.

Download patched 'twinui.dll' using the following links
version 6.2.8250.0 : Download Link
version 6.2.8250.107 : Download Link
version 6.2.8250.0 : Download Link
version 6.2.8250.107 : Download Link

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Pin Individual Folders and Other useful Shortcuts to Taskbar in Windows7

When you drag-n-drop a folder to windows7 taskbar, windows will show a tool-tip "Pin to windows Explorer". Once it is pinned to to Windows Explorer, you cannot open the pinned folder directly.The only way to open is to show jump list and then click on the pinned folder. For example if you pin 'My Documents' folder, you should right-click on the explorer shortcut and then click on 'My Documents' to open it.
It is possible to pin desired folders to taskbar separately.We can also pin various useful shortcuts like "My computer", "Recycle bin", "Control panel", "Downloads Folder" etc. also. The following video will show you how to this.

Use any of the following shell commands in the "create Shortcut" window to build desired shortcut.

  • explorer shell:MyComputerFolder
  • explorer shell:Administrative Tools
  • explorer shell:RecycleBinFolder
  • explorer shell:ControlPanelFolder
  • explorer shell:ChangeRemoveProgramsFolder
  • explorer shell:ConnectionsFolder
  • explorer shell:NetworkPlacesFolder
  • explorer shell:My Documents
  • explorer shell:My Music
  • explorer shell:Downloads
  • explorer shell:Favorites
  • explorer shell:Games

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Run Editor-Small Utility to Allow Opening of Any Program by Typing its Name in Run Dialog Box

"Run Editor" is a very small and portable utility created by "Hackerpunk1"(AskVG Reader), which allows you to add any program reference to Windows Registry so that you can launch it by just typing its name in Start menu RUN dialog box. For example, you have installed 3rd party software "Internet Download Manager" and its executable file name is "IDMan.exe". If you try to launch it by just typing "IDMan" in RUN, it'll give error that Windows cannot find the exe. But if you add its reference in Registry using "Run Editor", you can launch it by simply typing its name in RUN.
Using 'Run Editor' you can assign desired keyword name for your new shortcut. That means you can also set "IDM" as the keyword to open "Internet Download Manager" by selecting "Manually set name" option in the application.
Download Link