Put shortcuts to all your commonly used programs on your Taskbar (bar across the bottom of your screen). Then it will be a 1 click process to start any program.

Win7 b Windows 7 users:  Click on the Start button, then All Programs. Scroll to one of the programs you use, such as Excel. Right click on Excel and choose the option Pin to Taskbar and you will see an Excel icon appear on your Taskbar. Close the Start window. Now all you need to do to is click once on this shortcut to start Excel.

Win10 bWindows 10 users:  Click on the Start button, scroll to one of the programs you use, such as Excel. Right click on Excel and choose the option More, then choose Pin to Taskbar and you will see an Excel icon appear on your Taskbar. Close the Start Window. Now all you need to do is click once on this shortcut to start Excel.

Don’t keep wasting time going through the Start Button to open your programs. Put a shortcut to each one you use on your Taskbar and save lots of time!