In part one of this article, I told you all about how to find Windows 10’s hidden start menu and we started exploring the features there. Click here if you haven’t read that article yet and get caught up before learning more.
To access that menu, you right-click on the start button. Here’s what it looks like.
In part 1, we covered about half of your options, all the way to Disk Management. Today, we’ll start with Computer Management.
From here you can access Task Scheduler, Device Manager, Event Viewer, Storage, and Services and Applications.
Windows Power Shell is an advanced command tool designed mainly for system administrators. Unless you’re a fairly advanced user, you’ll want to leave that alone.
Task Manager lets you see what’s running on your PC, the resources each process is using, and allows you to close them. It’s most frequently accessed by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del, but this way can save you some typing.
Settings takes you to your Windows Settings. You can access it more quickly by just clicking the Settings gear in your uStart Men. But if you’re having trouble accessing the Start Menu, this can be another option.
File Explorer takes you to where you can view all of the files on your PC.
Search opens the Search Box. It should already be displayed on your taskbar, but if you’re having an issue accessing it, this can be a helpful workaround.
Run will bring up the Run box, which allows you to directly open a program.
Shut Down or Sign Out gives you the standard options to close your PC. Again, this is one that I find most helpful if standard shutdown commands don’t seem to be working.
Clicking Desktop will take you straight to the Desktop and minimize all open windows.