Tip : A Minimalistic built-in Start Menu on Windows 8

Windows 8 Start Menu

A Minimalistic Start Menu for Windows 8

Biggest concern over Windows 8 was the absence of Start Menu or Start Button, which we were very much used to in earlier versions.

Already developers are out with work around and Add-ons to address these.

Compilation of Posts on Windows 8 for Springpad users

A minimalistic Start Menu without fancy icons can be achieved without any third-party tools on Windows 8 . Follow the steps below.

  1. Go to Windows 8 Desktop
  2. Right Click on Taskbar and Select “Toolbars”, then Select “New Toolbar”
  3. On the Folder Selection Dialog box opened , navigate to “C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs”
  4. Click “Select Folder”

Once the above steps are completed , you will find a Shortcut called “Programs” on your Taskbar. Hope this is more than enough replacement for the missing “Start Menu” on your Windows 8 .

See this Post on how Windows 8 provides better alternatives than “Start Menu”


If you ask me, whether I will be using this solution, the answer to be frank is NO. It would be like a retreat. There are many other ways of achieving this in Windows 8 and adopting this solution is like sticking to the old.


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