Create Shortcut to Open Task Manager Startup Tab Directly

Task Manager opens to Processes tab by default in Windows 8 and 10. If you want it to open to the Startup tab directly, you can do so by creating a special shortcut.

Create a desktop shortcut with the following command-line:

%windir%\system32\Taskmgr.exe /7 /startup

open taskmgr startup tab

The 1st parameter can be any number, not necessarily 7. But, “/7” is what is used by Msconfig.exe to launch Task Manager.

open taskmgr startup tab

Related article: What is Startup Impact in Task Manager and How is it Calculated?

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