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There is a registry hack that makes Windows 8/8.1 Start Screen Tiles to open a new instance of a Desktop App (see accepted answer of this question: How to make a Start Screen icon for Notepad that will always open a new Notepad when clicked in Windows 8?)

Unfortunately this doesn't apply to the search results in the Start Screen. Is there a (registry) hack so that when I hit the Windows key, type "note" and press Enter to open the first result (usually notepad.exe) and Windows opens a new instance, just like it does in Windows 7?

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You can use

SHIFT+ENTER

instead of just ENTER to open a new instance.

(I realize this may not be exactly what you asked for, but I don't have enough reputation yet to leave it as a comment.)

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Yes I was aware of this workaround, but it isnt's exactly what I'm looking for. –  Andreas Adler Oct 29 '13 at 19:51
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