How to open the Startup tab of Task Manager directly in Windows 8

In Windows 8, the Task Manager was completely redesigned and even though I prefer using the old one, I do occasionally switch to the new one. Unfortunately, the new Task Manager does not even remember the last active tab. I use the Startup tab a lot. Today, I would like to share with you a secret hidden way to launch the Task Manager directly on the Startup tab. You can create a shortcut to open it on the Startup tab.

Press the Win + R hotkeys on your keyboard together and paste the following text in the Run box:

taskmgr /0 /startup

Press Enter, and voila - Task Manager will be opened with the Startup tab active:

Very useful. If you were used to using msconfig.exe to manage startup items, this is a faster way to do it. You can even create a shortcut to Task Manager that bypasses the UAC prompt using this method.

You can also assign the shortcut a global hotkey of your choice to manage startup apps quickly!

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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