Click To Metro, one click taskbar shortcut.

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  1. Dolorous Edd

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  3. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    Within Classic Shell you could also define a Hot-Key for to go back to Modern Start Screen, even you've those disabled !
     
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  5. HALIKUS

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    Compile this in autoit to an exe. It takes you to desktop, does the left winkey and c for the charms bar, and then hits enter.

    Code:
    
    Local $ShellObj = ObjCreate("Shell.Application")
    $ShellObj.ToggleDesktop()
    sleep(100)
    Send("{LWINDOWN}c{LWINUP}")
    sleep(10)
    Send("{ENTER}")
    
     
  6. Dolorous Edd

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    Thanks, appreciate the help.
     
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  7. HALIKUS

    HALIKUS MDL Addicted

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    No problem. Its amazing how often i use little scripts like this to automate mundane tasks. May i ask what you changed the sleep timings to? I noticed it didn't work without a sleep command, so i just threw in the first small increment that came to mind before the shortcut was successful.

    BTW, to make things like this, a program that helped me learn autoit was au3record.exe in startmenu - autoit - extras - browse extras - Au3Record - Au3Record.exe

    It can record mouse and keystroke commands.
     
  8. Dolorous Edd

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    Increased them to 500 and 50. Too low and it actually invokes the narrator. And thanks. The only hangup I had was not knowing what to install. I needed autoit and the script editor.
     
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  9. ljimbo

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    With Start8 it has a setup for Left windows key is the start button and the right windows key is Modern UI.. works quite well.. im surprised most of the other star button replacements are not doing the same thing.
     
  10. Dolorous Edd

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    I have a microsoft keyboard, the bastards even managed to take the right winkey
     
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  11. Dolorous Edd

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    I really wish I knew what the command was to switch to the start screen instead of relying on a script.
     
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    ljimbo MDL Novice

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    which replacement are you using anyway ?
     
  13. Dolorous Edd

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    Classic Shell
     
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  14. S_A_S

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    Right click start, open settings, enable All settings and go to the controls panel. There you can set which key does what.