Re: @ BasicChimpTheory
Hit start button, type the first part of the name of the app.... ***
re-enable 'Quick Launch' and place icon of the app in toolbar.
Then starting the app is just a single click away.
Well, I know which one I prefer. No need to go full screen Metro either.
*** ok if you know the name of the executable. How many can you remember? I certainly can't especially as the main Application I use has 20+ executables that all start with the same 4 letters. Most are command line and not GUI app anyway. Yes I know I'm an awkward old sod!