Written by Eric Wyatt (last updated August 10, 2020)
As covered in another article, you can use the Win+X shortcut to open the secondary, or "secret" Windows Start menu. One of the shortcuts mentioned in the article talks about using Win+X followed by pressing either the A or C keys.
Both of these shortcuts can be handy. However, notice that the result can be different based on what you have selected to be displayed—either Command Prompt or the newer PowerShell. With a simple setting change, you can decide which one is activated when you press Win+X followed by A or C. Let's take a look at how to modify this:
Figure 1. The Taskbar Settings section of system settings.
Now, depending on the setting you chose, either Command Prompt or the newer PowerShell will open when either Win+X then A or C are pressed.
This tip (7635) applies to Windows 10.
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