My Windows prayers have been answered…or were answered 10 months ago, I just never knew it. I usually am pretty savvy on keyboard shortcuts and I am floored I missed this one in Windows 8.
Windows Key + X – Admin/Power User menu
I love it! It is actually pretty nice to have some direct cursor access to some common features like computer management, device manager, etc. You can ofcourse still windows key + R and type the command line for them.