I ran across this website the other day with some hidden features of Windows 8.1 – Deep Inside Windows 8.1’s Hidden New Features. If you haven’t already checked them out I suggest you do since it will make several functions much easier when interacting with the new interface of Windows 8.1 (over Windows 7 or Windows XP). By far my favorite hidden feature is the option hidden within the Start Button. Check out the list of helpful options you can find simply by right-clicking on the start button in the lower left hand corner of your desktop.
Don’t be insulted by this website/title Windows 8.1 Start Button Options for Dummies but this site gives a straight-forward description of what each option does.
A few of these options change based on your system and how it’s configured (check out below).
Programs and Features
Mobility Center (mostly on laptops)
Windows Powershell or Command Prompt
Windows Powershell (Admin) or Command Prompt (Admin)