How to Create a Start Menu to Display All Programs in Windows 8 Taskbar

Posted by John Larkin - June 6, 2014

Being different from Windows 7 and other operating systems, Windows 8 does not have the module of Start Menu on desktop. Due to this, Windows 8 users cannot reach the desired programs easily on their PC. If you are one of the Windows 8 users, this tutorial may be useful for you because it shows you how to display all programs in taskbar. After that, it will be a piece of cake for you to find all programs installed on your PC easily.

Step 1: launch the system onto desktop mode, press Windows+I keys together to get the Charm Bar. Then click on Control Panel

Step 2: select View by Small icons and open Folder Options

Step 3: Go to View tab, tick Show shidden files folders and drives and click OK

Step 4: right-click on a blank space of the Taskbar, select Toolbars

Step 5: on the dropped list, select New toolbar…

Step 6: navigate to “C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu” and select Programs, an then click on Select Folder

Now, you can see that the Program Menu is on your Tarskbar, whose function is like the Start Menu in Windows 7.

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