Context menu is a handy addition to Windows 8. It lets you access the frequently used programs, files and data. Hidden in the most left corner of the screen, context menu also known as the Win+X menu can now be easily customized in order to make it more useful and nifty. You can add shortcuts, icons, pin Apps of your choice in the Win+X menu and access them easily.

There are several ways to customize the context menu in Windows 8 but we’ll recommend the Windows Context menu Editor, a third party tool that serves the purpose easily and in no time. So let’s get started with the steps to revamp your Win+X menu.

Download the zip file of Windows 8 Context menu editor,  open either the x64 or x86 folder( that depends upon your OS). Double Click the WinXEditor.exe file to run the program. A security warning will be displayed at the click, just hit Run to let the process start.

In the Win+X Menu Editor window, three groups of default shortcuts will be displayed. If you want to add your own shortcuts in your own group, Hit the option at below left of the opened window saying “Add Group”.

Windows 8 Context Menu First Screen

Now if you want to add any .exe file, program, data as a shortcut in the  newly added group, just hit the option “Add Shortcut" as shown in  the image  below. You can also add the shortcuts in the default groups in the Win+X menu.For this, you’ll have to navigate to the location having (.lnk) files of that shortcut and just select the desired shortcut, it will be added in the default group.

Windows 8 Context Menu Add ShortCut

It’s time to add a shortcut of your choice in your group. In our case, we tend to add Note Pad shortcut in the Context menu. Just Select the .exe file for the program and click Open

Windows 8 Context Menu File Select

You can see in the picture below that Note Pad has been added in the group of the context menu. Don’t get surprised to see it lower in the queue. That’s because off another handy option of this tool through which you can reorder the shortcuts using the arrow keys on the  right side of the Win+X Menu Editor window.

Windows 8 context Menu After File Added

Just Click Apply and Close the Window. Next time you open the Context menu(Win+X), it will have the added shortcut.

Windows 8 Context Menu After complete Process

The Win+X Menu Editor does not allow you to rename or move the groups or move shortcuts among the groups but you can do this manually. This is a must try tool. Let us know whether you liked it or not in the comments.