Windows 10 Start Menu is getting a new option under the power menu

Microsoft is testing multiple new features for Windows 10 and
the last preview build introduced a few big changes, including
the ability to
update Paint through the Microsoft Store. In the preview
builds, another noticeable change is a new option under the
power menu that let apps be restarted when you sign out and
back in again.

For those unaware, some apps (mostly UWP) have the ability to
register for restart. This is useful when you want to get back
to what you were doing after rebooting the system. In Windows
10 version 21H1 or older, this option is tied to Windows
Settings app.

With Windows 10’s Sun Valley update, Microsoft is adding that
option to the power menu, which can be accessed via the Start
Menu. As shown in the screenshot below, the new option “Restart
apps” will appear under Sleep, Shutdown and Restart. When
enabled, Windows will save your restartable apps and restore
them the next time you sign in.

Windows 10 restart apps

Windows 10 will automatically restart any of those apps that
are restartable when you reboot the system without closing any
apps and login after reboot.

As noted, it’s a feature that you can already enable in Windows
10 version 20H1 via Settings > Accounts > Sign-in options
> Restart apps.

Windows Tools integration

Microsoft is also introducing a new “Windows Tools” folder in
File Explorer to replace the “Administrative Tools” and
organize advanced administrator tools for power users.

The administrative Tools page in Control Panel has included all
versions of Windows 10 and it is a collective name for advanced
tools in the OS. The hub, which is now being renamed to
“Windows Tools”, will include shortcuts to advanced apps, such
as Command Prompt, Windows Disk Cleanup, PowerShell, Registry
Editor, Group Policy and more.

Currently, you can access over 40 apps from the Windows Tools
folder.

The shortcut to the Windows Tools folder is available in the
Start Menu, but since it’s a Control Panel applet, it can also
be accessed via Control Panel. In addition to Control Panel,
users can also access the feature by entering the command
“control admintools” in Command Prompt / PowerShell.

Windows Tools panel is a successor to Administrative Tools and
it’s likely that future Windows Updates will introduce
additional tools.

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