Windows 10 Tutorials 35 – WinX Menu

Welcome to our Windows 10 tutorial series.

We will be spending time walking you through the ins and outs of Windows 10.

Here’s a look at the highly useful WinX system menu in Microsoft’s latest operating system.

Microsoft, as you may well be aware, removed the classic Stat Menu in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, instead placing the emphasis on the bold new Start Screen.

The convenient little WinX system menu was already part of previous versions of Windows, providing easy and quick access to several useful tools like Computer Management, Task Manager, the Control Panel, the Command Prompt and the Run window, among others.

These were further improved in Windows 8.1 with options for shutting down or restarting computers and devices.

Things stay the same in Windows 10.

Tutorials WinX Menu
Power users will appreciate the ease of use the WinX menu provides.

The quickest way to access this short menu is to press Winkey + X, Winkey being the key on the keyboard with the Windows logo. This instantly brings up this hidden menu.

You can also bring it up via the mouse by pointing it to the Start button and right-clicking it.

Once this menu appears, simply click on the tool you want to start by selecting and clicking it. There are at least 18 options on offer here currently, and Microsoft could potentially add in another few by the time Windows 10 is ready for release.

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1 thought on “Windows 10 Tutorials 35 – WinX Menu”

  1. I like a clean working space and this menu provided just that so I really wanted Windows 8 to work. Unfortunately, after two updates, my laptop died and I went back to Win 7. I’m happy they’ll go for the same look for their new release; it looks more modern and clutter-free.


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