Usually to the right of your screen are a number of different 'tabs and windows'.
These give you quick access to things that you can also change through the menus, but not quite as quickly and effeciently!
You should definitely give all windows a closer look and see what they have to offer. You will find that there probably are a few that make your life a whole lot easier. You can rearrange them in a way that fits your working style and save them in a workspace!