The Win+X menu is just another way that Microsoft aims to make your browsers around the Windows 10 operating system more efficient.
The Win+X menu—also referred to sometimes as the Quick Links menu—offers a series of shortcuts that help you navigate around to those locations quicker than you would get here by navigating.
Most of the links you get from the Win+X menu are set in stone while others can be changed based on what you prefer. For example, by default most computers have found the PowerShell and PowerShell (admin) links available but you can swap them over to show the Command Prompt and Command Prompt (Admin) if you prefer.
From the Win_X menu, you can find direct links to some of the most used areas around Windows, such as the Settings app, File Explorer, Task Manager, Run dialog, so forth.
This tutorial demonstrates all the ways that you can open the Win+X menu when you’re using a version of the Windows 10 operating system.
Update: As of Windows 10 build 15014, the Win+X menu has been altered to show “Apps and Features” instead of “Programs and Features.”
How to Open Windows Power User Menu in Windows 10
1. Press the Windows logo key + X key on your keyboard.
2. When you release the keys you’ll see the Win+X menu.
Note: If your keyboard isn’t working, you can also right-click on the Start button on the taskbar to bring up the Win+X menu as well.
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