How to Launch the Power User Tasks Menu on Windows 11

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.

If you’re exited about Windows 11, keep reading our posts on it.

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) & FeaturesFOpens Windows Programs & Features
Mobility CenterBLaunch Windows Mobility Center
Power OptionOOpens Windows Power Options
Event ViewerVOpens Windows Events viewer
SystemYOpens Windows Systems Properties
Network ConnectionsWOpens Network Connection pane
Disk ManagementKOpens Disk Management on Windows
Computer ManagementGOpens Computer Management settings
Command PromptCOpens Windows Command Prompt
Command Prompt as AdminAOpens the Command Prompt as Admin
Tasks ManagerTOpens Windows Tasks Manager
Control PanelPOpens Windows Control Panel
File ExplorerEOpens Windows File Explorer
Run command boxROpens the Run command box
DesktopDHide 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 + XUS 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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