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Bring back the start button only(no menu)?
Posted 19 December 2012 - 02:56 AM
TL; DR, looking for a way to get a start button in the taskbar without adding a start menu and preferably without any additional software running in the background.
Posted 19 December 2012 - 06:48 AM
Posted 31 December 2012 - 09:20 AM
Sure there is. Just create a Autohotkey script that sends the Win key and pin it as the first item on your taskbar. Someone made it already: http://www.howtogeek...o-memory-usage/
A big fan of autohotkey here, me, and I've used that approach successfully. However, in a few circumstances there's a huge lag after clicking that shortcut before metro comes up, like several seconds which is quite annoying.
There must be a point in a system's dll to start metro instantly just as fast as from Charms menu.
Posted 01 January 2013 - 01:35 AM
Impossible to run the garbage Windows OSes after XP without third party fixes.
Posted 01 January 2013 - 08:51 AM
^^ Do you by chance have Windows Defender or MSE enabled? It is incompatible with AutoHotkey, causes CPU hangs.
No, and I wasn't aware of this incompatibility, thanks for telling. My only security is Eset Endpoint. Normally the shortcut works pretty fast. My guess lags can be due to overloaded system and also when certain active windows intercept key strokes.
Posted 19 January 2013 - 05:35 PM
It not only restores the Start button and start menu, but traditional Windows Explorer as well. And it can be set up to jump right to the old familiar Desktop, bypassing the Metro screen all together.
I use it and install it for all my customers.
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