Secret Start Menu in Windows 10

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  1. dgstorm

    dgstorm Editor in Chief Staff Member

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    There's actually a handy little secret menu in Windows 10 that hasn't been advertised much. To check it out all you have to do is right-click directly on the Start Menu button. It will give you quick access to a range of functions. Enjoy!
     
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    Thanks dgstorm. This was available in Windows 8.1 as well. Nice to see it in Windows 10.
     
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    Did you know that if you click directly on one of the letters in the "all programs" sorted menu that it provides a compact alphabet menu? No scrolling if you know the program name. ;)
     
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    ahem! that "all apps" not all programs ;) little snafu
     
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    Still the way I shut my Surface down :) (even though it doesn't look as nice as left clicking)
     
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    Probably known to most but if you if you swipe in from the right you can quick access the Action Center
     
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    You can also access the menu by using the windows key + x combination.
     
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    Same amount of clicks I guess... but fair enough!
     
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