There’s more to your favourite software than meets the eye. Wayne Williams reveals secret options in programs and apps that unlock new features and fix problems
Access the hidden Windows Start menu
There’s a second Start menu in Windows 8.1 and Windows 10, which offers instant access to several useful features. To open it. you just right-click rather than left-click the Start button. From here, you can quickly access system tools such as Power Options, Device Manager, Disk Management and Command Prompt (regular and admin mode versions), and also launch the Task Manager, Control Panel, File Explorer, Search and Run functions. You can shut down Windows from here, too, or go straight to the Windows Desktop, minimising all open windows in the process.