Get the names and AppIDs of apps installed on the Start Menu.
Syntax Get-StartApps [[-Name] Object] [CommonParameters] Key -Name [Object] The name of an app. Wildcard accepted. If you do not specify this, all start menu apps will be retrieved.
Get-StartApps can be piped into measure-object, to count the number of shortcuts (which must be less than 512).
Get all Start Menu Apps:
PS C:\> Get-StartApps
Count the number of shortcuts:
PS C:\> Get-StartApps | measure Count : 125 Average : Sum : Maximum : Minimum : Property :
“You've got a whole screen as a start button” ~ Steve Ballmer asked by AP whether there was any chance of bringing back the Windows 8 Start Menu.
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