The Quick Link Menu is an easily access able menu to facilitate quick access to Windows system settings. The Quick Link Menu is referenced by many different names, such as menu-x, power users menu, and more, whatever it is called, it is simply a compilation of shortcuts. Microsoft keeps making subtle changes to Windows 10, and some of these changes are to the Control Panel shortcuts for system settings making them harder for users to locate. To aid users Microsoft has placed some commonly used shortcuts on The Quick Link Menu, which can help speed up access to certain settings. There is not a lot to the quick Link Menu, but if you find a setting you use often it may save you some time.
To access the menu hold the Windows key then press x.
On a keyboard made for Windows, the Windows key is the one with the flag on it at the bottom left of the keyboard, some keyboards have two, and they are both located near the Alt or Ctrl keys.
Microsoft has been slowly removing the classic Control Panel, and so the Control Panel shortcut is no longer available on the Quick Link Menu. They have also changed the verbiage replacing Programs and Features with Apps and Features, and replacing Control Panel with Settings. Eventually the Control Panel as we know it will be gone from Windows 10, but it is still there, at least for now. The control Panel has numerous options and due to Microsofts effort to dummy down Windows with a less is more concept the ease of access to controlling the system will get more and more confusing, at least for those whom have used the Control Panel for years.