In WinXP, the Start Menu's focus was on the menu itself. If you hit 'P' it would open the "Programs" folder. In Vista & Win7, the Start Menu's focus is in the Search feature. To get into the Programs folder you must hit 'Up', 'Enter', then 'Up'. Is there a way to have the focus of the Start Menu be a folder structure like WinXP? I used the old (WinXP) method to allow me to load any program I want in 3 keyboard buttons. WindowsKey -> 'P' -> 'I' (Launches my Web Browser) WindowsKey -> 'P' -> 'O' (Launches my Email (Outlook)) WindowsKey -> 'P' -> 'E' (Launches Excel) WindowsKey -> 'P' -> 'W' (Launches Word) etc. How can I, using the new Start Menu, create simple button combinations that will allow me to launch ANY program? The searching mechanic is not a good solution, because I may have similarly named programs, like "Microsoft Word" and "Microsoft Excel", or another example may be "Word" or "Wordpad". I don't want to have to spell out entire words, and I don't want to have to change my search phrase after I install a new application. For example, in Win7, WindowsKey -> 'I' -> 'Enter' works for running IE, but maybe tomorrow I install Illustrator, and then I'll have to change my habits to accomodate. Thank you in advance for your help.