Launch Windows 8 Start Menu from Taskbar

Create a vbs file, StartStart.vbs for example:

set shell=createobject(“”)

shell.sendkeys “^{Esc}”

Pin a Shortcut to the task bar with the command:

C:\Windows\System32\wscript.exe “C:\StartStart.vbs”

Change the icon to something you prefer.


The Powershell equivalent is less desirable since the Powershell prompt flashes momentarily.  The -WindowStyle Hidden option has no effect.

There’s no SendKeys to simulate the Win key so other combinations are not possible (suggestions?).

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