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[How-To] Create Metro Shortcut

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Right click > New > Crete shortcut --- what do I paste in here to make a shortcut that would launch Metro?

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I only know this which lists all apps so that you can run them faster from desktop:

%windir%\explorer.exe shell:::{4234d49b-0245-4df3-b780-3893943456e1}

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you can not

i tried it and the shortcut did not work from desktop

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Here you go, tested and works perfect, can pin it to the taskbar or use it from the desktop http://www.7tutorials.com/download-shortcut-windows-8-start-screen-desktop

All it does is send a Left Windows key command, if you need a right Windows Key command I made one here for StartIsBack Beta 2 http://forums.mydigitallife.info/threads/38295-Modern-UI-Start-Screen-Desktop-%28exe%29-Shortcut but it looks like it will be changing in the next beta anyway.

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If you have Classic Shell installed, you can use the command: ClassicStartMenu.exe -togglenew to switch to Metro.

Or you can use explorer.exe shell:::{2559a1f8-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0} to directly switch to the "Apps" screen.

Or MrGRiM's method which sends hotkeys. :)

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If you have Classic Shell installed, you can use the command: ClassicStartMenu.exe -togglenew to switch to Metro.

Or you can use explorer.exe shell:::{2559a1f8-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0} to directly switch to the "Apps" screen.

Or MrGRiM's method which sends hotkeys. :)

explorer.exe shell:::{2559a1f8-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0} is cool but not quite what I'm looking for. There has to be another similar code that launches metro start screen.

The Classic Shell's hotkey opens up StartIsBack menu instead of the metro screen.

Here you go, tested and works perfect, can pin it to the taskbar or use it from the desktop http://www.7tutorials.com/download-shortcut-windows-8-start-screen-desktop

All it does is send a Left Windows key command, if you need a right Windows Key command I made one here for StartIsBack Beta 2 http://forums.mydigitallife.info/threads/38295-Modern-UI-Start-Screen-Desktop-%28exe%29-Shortcut but it looks like it will be changing in the next beta anyway.

I'm well familiar with Autohotkey, but that script also launches StartIsBack, not the Metro Screen.

Err ... wait, StartIsBack gives me the right-Win to launch Metro, so I'll use this script:

#NoTrayIcon
Send {RWin}
ExitApp

Yehoo, works!

wwwls.png

Start Metro.zip

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If you have Classic Shell installed, you can use the command: ClassicStartMenu.exe -togglenew to switch to Metro.

Or you can use explorer.exe shell:::{2559a1f8-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0} to directly switch to the "Apps" screen.

Or MrGRiM's method which sends hotkeys. :)

explorer.exe shell:::{2559a1f8-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0} is cool but not quite what I'm looking for. There has to be another similar code that launches metro start screen.

The Classic Shell's hotkey opens up StartIsBack menu instead of the metro screen.

Here you go, tested and works perfect, can pin it to the taskbar or use it from the desktop http://www.7tutorials.com/download-shortcut-windows-8-start-screen-desktop

All it does is send a Left Windows key command, if you need a right Windows Key command I made one here for StartIsBack Beta 2 http://forums.mydigitallife.info/threads/38295-Modern-UI-Start-Screen-Desktop-%28exe%29-Shortcut but it looks like it will be changing in the next beta anyway.

I'm well familiar with Autohotkey, but that script also launches StartIsBack, not the Metro Screen.

Err ... wait, StartIsBack gives me the right-Win to launch Metro, so I'll use this script:

#NoTrayIcon
Send {RWin}
ExitApp

Yehoo, works!

wwwls.png

Start Metro.zip

Did you even read my post, I posted one for the left window key for the start menu and one for the right window key to launch the start screen using startisback, that's why I gave you both links because I wasn't sure if you were using Startisback.

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If you have Classic Shell installed, you can use the command: ClassicStartMenu.exe -togglenew to switch to Metro.

Or you can use explorer.exe shell:::{2559a1f8-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0} to directly switch to the "Apps" screen.

Or MrGRiM's method which sends hotkeys. :)

explorer.exe shell:::{2559a1f8-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0} is cool but not quite what I'm looking for. There has to be another similar code that launches metro start screen.

The Classic Shell's hotkey opens up StartIsBack menu instead of the metro screen.

Here you go, tested and works perfect, can pin it to the taskbar or use it from the desktop http://www.7tutorials.com/download-shortcut-windows-8-start-screen-desktop

All it does is send a Left Windows key command, if you need a right Windows Key command I made one here for StartIsBack Beta 2 http://forums.mydigitallife.info/threads/38295-Modern-UI-Start-Screen-Desktop-%28exe%29-Shortcut but it looks like it will be changing in the next beta anyway.

I'm well familiar with Autohotkey, but that script also launches StartIsBack, not the Metro Screen.

Err ... wait, StartIsBack gives me the right-Win to launch Metro, so I'll use this script:

#NoTrayIcon
Send {RWin}
ExitApp

Yehoo, works!

wwwls.png

Start Metro.zip

Did you even read my post, I posted one for the left window key for the start menu and one for the right window key to launch the start screen using startisback, that's why I gave you both links because I wasn't sure if you were using Startisback.

Thanks, now I have followed your second link but the problem is I'm not registered at my digital life so I can't download from there. Anyway, I can use my own shortcut with an icon thanks to Autohotkey and RWin (my keyboard doesn't have RWin and I had totally forgotten about it until I spotted it in the options).

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After using Window Spy for a while I discovered that the Metro Screen is ahk_class ImmersiveLauncher, but activating it does nothing. Activating ahk_class DV2ControlHost shows StartIsBack menu.

Thanks for all replies, appreciated. :thumbup

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