I tried this on my (Win 10) desktop and experienced the same behavior regardless of which method I tried - jefito's method of a Shift+clicking the shortcut from a desktop toolbar on the taskbar, or simply Shift+clicking the shortcut right on the desktop. In both cases Evernote came to the forefront with the preferred note highlighted in the list, but I noticed a weird flash of windows when this happened. Upon further inspection I did find the stand-alone note window, but it was behind the (now maximized) main Evernote window. Evidently, the flash I saw was the note window being launched first, only to then be immediately hidden by the main Evernote window maximizing from it's minimized state on the taskbar. This behavior happened everytime I tried this method. Just for kicks I tried it again WITHOUT Evernote running at all - closed the app, Shift-clicked the shortcut and saw the note window for a nano second before the main Evernote program jumped in front of it again. This is so close to what I've been looking for, but dangit...why the hiccup??