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Windows 7: Create Shortcut to Start Button, With No UAC?

25 May 2016   #1
Magnakai

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Create Shortcut to Start Button, With No UAC?

hi there,

is there a way to create a desktop shortcut to activate the start button, without having UAC enabled at all (slider all the way down)?

thanks in advance.


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25 May 2016   #2
TechnoMage2016

Windows 7 Ultimate, SP1, x86
 
 

??? Don't you have a START Button? (on Windows 7) This is the Windows 7 forum, isn't it?

I only run W-7 with UAC disabled (slider all the way down) also 8.1 and 10, the same way.
To add your own start button and many other options you can run "The Classic Shell" on Win-7,
just like you would on 8.1 or 10. I don't, usually, but you can.

Have you ever tried it?

Cheers mate!
TechnoMage
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25 May 2016   #3
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Can you explain what you are trying to accomplish? I don't see how a Desktop shortcut, if possible, is any easier than clicking on the Start button.
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25 May 2016   #4
Magnakai

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

i do use the win key a lot. i am designing a series of specialized desktops each made for running specific tasks and don't have the flexibility of well-rounded desktops. my goal is to make these spartan systems as console-like as possible. i don't intend to use an explorer shell replacement.

my start button and taskbar are permanently hidden and disabled to facilitate fullscreen mode at program start or at windows explorer level, without any indication of the 2-pixel white line of the taskbar outline. they are hidden before logon until shutdown, and i mainly use the dock to navigate and aero-flip to switch between programs. once in full usage, i even minimize to completely disable my Desktop Pane. i noticed this greatly reduces a lot of lag for me.

in order not to rely on just the win key, i was hoping to create a shortcut on the dock (so i can navigate lazily with just 1 hand). but it's not really a big deal- my start menu will mostly be used during self-maintenance anyway, so during normal operation just the dock is good enough.

hey sorry if my system sounds stupid to u, i guess i'm building to suit a specific need.
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25 May 2016   #5
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

What's the problem with pressing WIN key or Ctrl+Esc keys?
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25 May 2016   #6
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

You can try creating a shortcut to this AutoIT script compiled as an executable.
startmenu.zip
If you still get a UAC prompt - create an Elevated Shortcut and use that to launch it.

Elevated Program Shortcut without UAC Prompt - Create

You can also use this if you prefer: ElevatedShortcut for Windows 7 and Windows 8


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26 May 2016   #7
Magnakai

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

that's great thx, i'll give it a try.
no problem with win key, just wanted another option on my desktop if possible.
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