Shortcut to Open Task Manager Startup Tab Directly

The Task Manager application opens to Processes tab by default in Windows 10. There is a secret hidden way to open it to the Startup tab directly. You can use this trick to create a shortcut to open the Task Manager’s Startup tab directly.

The command line to open the Task Manager’s Startup tab directly looks as follows:

taskmgr /7 /startup

The key argument here is the “/startup” portion. The “/7” argument can be any number, but the msconfig.exe tool uses /7 when you click the “Open Task Manager” link to manage startup items:


Now, let’s see how to create a shortcut for the tab.

Shortcut to Open Task Manager Startup Tab Directly

Right click the empty space on Desktop and select the command New – Shortcut in the context menu:


The shortcut wizard app will be opened. In the text box titled “Type the location of the item” type the following text:

taskmgr /7 /startup

Click Next and name the shortcut as “Manage Startup”.


Click the Finish button.

Congrats, you just created a shortcut to open the Task Manager app with the Startup tab active. Once you click it, the startup tab will be activated:


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Author: The MFTNEXT Team

The MSFTNEXT project is a small team of authors who love to engage with the latest technology and gadgets. Being passionate Windows bloggers, we are happy to help others fix their system issues.

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