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May 27, 2022

How to Use the Power User Menu in Windows 11

What is the Power User Menu


The Power User Menu can also be called the Power User Task Menu, Win+X Menu, WinX Menu, Power User Hotkey, Windows Tools Menu. It is a pop-up menu containing shortcuts to frequently used tools, providing users with a convenient way to access programs, and saving a lot of time. And it first appeared in Windows 8 and has continued into Windows 10 and Windows 11.

what is power user menu (WinX menu)

How to Open the Power User Menu


There are two ways to open the Power User menu.
Method 1. Press keyboard shortcut Win+X to open the Power User Menu.

Method 2. Right-click the Windows Start icon on the Taskbar to open the Power User Menu.
Since Windows 8 does not have a Win icon (Start menu) on the taskbar, it does not support right-clicking, and can only use the keyboard shortcut Win+X to open the Power User Menu.

How to use hotkeys to open default programs in the Power User Menu


The default programs in the Power User Menu have a corresponding hotkey. Familiarity with the hotkeys of common programs can save a lot of time and improve efficiency.
For example, press Win+X to open the Power User Menu, press U, then press R to Restart system.
The following are the hotkeys corresponding to each program:
Keyboard shortcutProgram
Windows+X, FApps and Features
Windows+X, BMobility Center
Windows+X, OPower Options
Windows+X, VEvent Viewer
Windows+X, YSystem
Windows+X, MDevice Manager
Windows+X, WNetwork Connections
Windows+X, KDisk Management
Windows+X, GComputer Management
Windows+X, AWindows Terminal (Admin)
Windows+X, TTask Manager
Windows+X, NSettings
Windows+X, EFile Explorer
Windows+X, SSearch
Windows+X, RRun
Windows+X, U, ISign out
Windows+X, U, SSleep
Windows+X, U, UShut Down
Windows+X, U, RRestart
Windows+X, DDesktop


Do you know how to use the Power User Menu? Believe that mastering this shortcut will make you more convenient and faster when using the computer.
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