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Start Menu Toolbar - Create on Windows 8 Taskbar

How to Create a Start Menu Toolbar on Taskbar in Windows 8 and 8.1

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This tutorial will show you how to create a handy Start Menu toolbar on the Taskbar in Windows 8 that will open your installed programs directly on the desktop to avoid constantly switching to the new Modern UI Start Screen to open a program.

Note   Note
Some programs and apps will only work when using the default Start Screen (Example: Store shortcut).



1. Create a New Folder, and rename it with Start Menu.

2. Save the new Start Menu folder to where you want to keep it stored at.

3. Open the new Start Menu folder, create another New Folder and rename it with the name below.
Programs.{7BE9D83C-A729-4D97-B5A7-1B7313C39E0A}

Note   Note
This is a combination of the two folders below.

(All users)
%ProgramData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

AND

(Current user)
%AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs



4. Right Click the taskbar and select Toolbars > New Toolbar and then:
New toolbar.png

5. Navigate to and select the Start Menu folder, and click/tap on the Select Folder button.
Select_Folder.jpg

6. The Start Menu toolbar is now pinned to your Taskbar.
Start_Menu_Toolbar.jpg



All Credit goes to Brink for the updated tutorial.




 

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Brilliant, you sir are brilliant. May your wife be blessed and give birth to 100 chillin. All of whom look just like you!

I only have one more qualm with Win8 and Ill be in love with it. THANKS!
 

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