It doesn’t matter what version of Windows you use, Microsoft only gives you the bare minimum of information that without you have to go digging around for info yourself. With Windows Menu Plus, you can add powerful new options to the Windows app title bars. If you ever wanted to be able to kill processes, change the transparency of windows or even free up unused menu from an app, Windows Menu Plus is the solution.
Downloading and running Windows Menu Plus
Download Windows Menu Plus from MooO’s web site. Windows Menu Plus doesn’t need to be installed; click on the EXE file you downloaded to start.
Working with Windows Menu Plus’ options
1. From the notifications area in your taskbar, “Right-click” the Windows Menu Plus icon.
2. Ensure “Turn On” is checked.
This will activate Windows Menu Plus, and as long as it’s running in the background, you’ll be able to take advantage of everything it has to offer.
3. Open the same menu and click “Show/Hide.”
This will allow you to customize what you want to see when you click on a Windows app title bar. Check each item you want to add, and it’ll be added when you right-click on title bars from now on.
4. Clicking Language will let you change the default language Windows Menu Plus runs in.
This will also change the language for the additional functions you added through Windows Menu Plus.
5. Back at the main Windows Menu Plus context menu, click “Start on System Boot.”
In order to get the most from Windows Menu Plus, you want to ensure it starts on boot. This will keep the options you’ve selected running instead of you forgetting to start it when you log in to Windows.
Also, if Windows Menu Plus stops booting on startup, despite this being checked, you can open its Task Scheduler entry to help troubleshoot the issue.
6. One more time from the menu, click “About.”
This will give you various information on Windows Menu Plus, including the current version you’re using along with information online for using the program on your PC.
Using Windows Menu Plus
Keep in mind that some programs won’t let you utilize Windows Menu Plus for security reasons. If you right-click a window and nothing pops up, this is something that’s been blocked by the developer or Windows.
For this example, we’re using the Windows Calculator, and when we refer to a number, you can head back to this image to see what area we’re talking about.
In area one, you can keep the window on top, maximize the window if available and change its transparency.
Transparency can be changed from 0% to 100% depending on how light you want the window or app to be.
In area two you can kill the app’s process, change its priority and even free unused memory it may be eating up in Windows.
Click “Process Priority.”
Process Priority will allow you to change how the app utilizes CPU, cache memory and RAM. For most cases, you shouldn’t need to change the priority process of anything in Windows unless you believe a program is utilizing too many or too few resources.
If you click “Free Unused Memory,” Windows Menu Plus will cycle your cached memory to release memory the app is utilizing and doesn’t need. This can help improve your overall computer performance.
In area three, you can find this program in its own folder or get additional information on the program.
You are given a variety of information on the program with this option, from how long it’s been running, to how much memory it’s using and even how it writes to your hard drive. This can be useful to find out version information or even if the program is eating memory.
In the final area, four, you can create a tray icon for any app with Windows Menu Plus even if it doesn’t normally offer this option for quick and easy access.
Windows Menu Plus has enough options for any computer user to find it useful in some capacity. If you’re looking for additional functionality from right-clicking your apps, Windows Menu Plus is the solution. If you’ve used it, comment below to let us know what you think of its uses.