Launch Apps From the Windows 8 Taskbar

Introduction

 
This article explains how to launch apps from the Windows 8 taskbar. Windows 8 continues to have the classic Taskbar address toolbar and Windows 8 can be used as a command-line to launch any app or even the control panel. If you need to quickly launch the Calculator in the Windows 8 desktop then we can type in calc and hit Enter. Also if we want a full command prompt then we can type in cmd and hit Enter. 
 
The following are some of the easiest ways to Launch apps from the Windows 8 taskbar.
 
Step 1
 
First, we open the Windows 8 desktop.
 
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Step 2
 
Right-click on the taskbar and select Toolbars and then Address.
 
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Step 3
 
The Address toolbar is in the Windows 8 taskbar.
 
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Step 4
 
Then right-click on the taskbar and click "Lock the Taskbar".
 
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Step 5
 
Right-click on the address title and click "Show title".
 
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Step 6
 
While the taskbar is unlocked we can also move the address bar.
 
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Step 7
 
I like to move it all the way to the left by dragging it over there and then resizing.
 
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Step 8
 
Then right-click on the taskbar and click "Lock the Taskbar".
 
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Step 9
 
Type the calc in the address toolbar and press enter.
 
Then we will see the calculator in the Windows 8 desktop.
 
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Step 10
 
Type the cmd in the address toolbar and press enter.
 
Then we will see the command prompt in the Windows 8 desktop.
 
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Step 11
 
Type the control into the address toolbar and press enter.
 
Then we will see the control panel in the Windows 8 desktop.
 
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Summary

 
In this article, we learned about Launch Apps From the Windows 8 Taskbar.