This post shows students and new users steps to launch and use the Power User Tasks Menu when using Windows 11. First launched in Windows 2008, the Power User Tasks Menu (power user menu) provides quick access to essential Windows 11 features.
There are several settings and features on the power user menu which are not available on the standard Start menu. This menu isn’t readily available to prevent inexperienced users from stumbling upon it and using it to causing system instability.
If you’re power user and want to use the power user menu, then the steps below show you how to launch it, and use shortcut hotkeys to get additional settings and features open. Remember that this menu gives you access to advanced features that may cause system instability or loss of data if used incorrectly.
There are several ways to open the power user menu, and we’ll show you how to launch this menu using several methods below.
The new Windows 11 comes with many new features with new user desktop, including centered Start menu and taskbar, rounded corners windows, themes and colors that will make any Windows look and feel modern.
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To get started launching the power user menu on Windows 11, follow the steps below:
How to open the power user menu on Windows 11
As mentioned above, Windows comes with a power user tasks menu for power users to quickly access advanced and essential settings on Windows. It is hidden so that inexperienced users can not stumbled on it and start using it.
To launch or open the power user menu, press the Windows key and X on your keyboard.
Pressing the keyboard shortcut above will launch the power user menu. The menu should open ready for keyboard command Hotkeys: Below are Hotkeys and descriptions of the commands:
|Programs (Apps) & Features||F||Opens Windows Programs & Features|
|Mobility Center||B||Launch Windows Mobility Center|
|Power Option||O||Opens Windows Power Options|
|Event Viewer||V||Opens Windows Events viewer|
|System||Y||Opens Windows Systems Properties|
|Network Connections||W||Opens Network Connection pane|
|Disk Management||K||Opens Disk Management on Windows|
|Computer Management||G||Opens Computer Management settings|
|Command Prompt||C||Opens Windows Command Prompt|
|Command Prompt as Admin||A||Opens the Command Prompt as Admin|
|Tasks Manager||T||Opens Windows Tasks Manager|
|Control Panel||P||Opens Windows Control Panel|
|File Explorer||E||Opens Windows File Explorer|
|Run command box||R||Opens the Run command box|
|Desktop||D||Hide all windows and display desktop|
When you open the power menu using the Windows key + X, you can they use the hotkeys above to open above features and settings.
For example, Win key + X, U, S puts your computer to sleep.
Another way to launch the Power user menu is to right-click on the Start menu on the Taskbar.
When you right-click on the Start button to open you can’t use the hotkeys above, but navigate using your mouse.
That should do it!
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