Windows 8: The Hidden Menu

Hidden menu in Windows 8

One of the biggest controversies with Windows 8 (ok, it’s the second biggest next to making the Metro UI default) is Microsoft’s decision to remove the Start button/Start Menu we’ve all known and loved since Windows 95 from the taskbar.  However, in it’s place they have added a hidden menu that provides quick and easy access to many useful system tools such as Device Manager, Programs and Features, Control Panel and Command Prompt just to name a few. This is yet another feature Microsoft has added to make navigating Windows 8 easy for those who prefer using a keyboard and mouse.

To access this menu, move the mouse cursor to extreme bottom-left corner of screen and right-click.  You now have access to the hidden system menu. You can also access it using Windows key + X.

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