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Windows 7: another way to launch the start menu?


04 Aug 2009   #1

7600 x86
 
 
another way to launch the start menu?

anybody know an app or command that can launch the start menu? something i can pin to the taskbar. instead of hacking explorer.exe, i just want to hide the orb with Start Killer and get to the start menu with the left-most pinned item...

even something that would send the WIN key would suffice....

thanks!

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04 Aug 2009   #2

XP Pro SP3 x86/Vista SP2 x64/Win7 x64 Triple-boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by garbanzo View Post
anybody know an app or command that can launch the start menu? something i can pin to the taskbar. instead of hacking explorer.exe, i just want to hide the orb with Start Killer and get to the start menu with the left-most pinned item...

even something that would send the WIN key would suffice....

thanks!
Here's a quick AutoIt script compiled to an .exe Garbanzo, Just doing the sendkeys for the startmenu. Quickest script wrote by man I think!

startmenu.zip




The actual code inside the zip is:
Quote:
Send ("{LWINDOWN}{LWINUP}")
Exit
(I don't even think the 'exit' line is needed but what the heck, it won't do any harm!)


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04 Aug 2009   #3

7600 x86
 
 

haha i actually just made my own with AutoHotkey! never used it before but it was pretty simple:

Quote:
Send {LWin}
i tried both, and yours is a bit faster, so i think i'll use it instead of mine.

thanks
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04 Aug 2009   #4

XP Pro SP3 x86/Vista SP2 x64/Win7 x64 Triple-boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by garbanzo View Post
haha i actually just made my own with AutoHotkey! never used it before but it was pretty simple:



i tried both, and yours is a bit faster, so i think i'll use it instead of mine.

thanks
Great mind think alike and all that lol!


I wouldn't have thought there would be such a speed difference so that you would notice to say there both doing the same thing...

Anyways, glad it works mate.
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