Quick launch to start screen

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  1. crabhunter

    crabhunter MDL Junior Member

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    I'm finding that when I want to switch from desktop to start screen I very often end up launching IE because the start screen menu dissapears just before I click it so I end up clicking the IE quick launch icon.
    Is there a way to create a quick launch item to the start screen so I could place it bottom left where the start button used to be. I think this would be better than hovering in the corner and then trying to click the start screen link before it goes away.
    Mike
     
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    While not use the Win Key? With that you just switch to desktop and vice versa!
     
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    You're on Desktop and want to get back to Start Screen? Hit the Win Key! Wont to get back to Desktop? Hit the Win Key!

    Don't need:

    • any shortcut
    • press 2 key at same time
    Just need:
    • 1 Key press

    But many humans don't like it easy if can do the same much more complicated! ;):laie::laie::laie:
     
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  10. Nucleus

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    #11 Nucleus, Sep 12, 2012
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    Start screen (Metro to Desktop) - Win key alone doesn't work if app(s) are open, it will cycle between start screen and the open app. Win+D is the 'to desktop' keypress.
     
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    #12 Akamanah, Sep 12, 2012
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    Run the notepad, create empty text file, copy the code bellow to it and save it as startscreen.vbs,
    then make shortcut to it, and place this shortcut in the quick launch area of the taskbar.

    Code:
    Dim WshShell
    Set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
    WshShell.SendKeys "^{ESC}"
    Set WshShell = Nothing
    
     
  12. HALIKUS

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    Im losing my eyesight by the day. It also seems weird to me to have them that small.
     
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    Also if Classic Shell is installed, and the user prefers to leave the Windows key to open the Start Menu instead of the Start Screen, the Windows key won't be a solution to that. However, there are always hotkey programs to make your own customizable hotkey to use code that's been presented to you here to go to the Start Screen.
     
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    I have had stardock installed but rarely use it, however WIN+X is a good shortcut for what I need most:D
     
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    crabhunter MDL Junior Member

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    Thanks for all the replies, I haven't tried any methods yet as I have only just been able to access MDL since I posted. Has the site been down for everyone or just me?
    Mike
     
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    You only Mike
     
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    msfn.org/board/topic/137889-quick-launch-classic-7-tool-105
     
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