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A StartButton for Windows 8

Ok, we should get rid of the Startbutton and I don’t really need it but sometimes a user asks for „special support“ and really needs it.

On this webpage I found an interesting idea howto create a Start Button, by using the „All Apps“ overview in the Metro UI.

Just compile this imple AutoHotKey-Script, add a nice icon during the compilation process and place the resulting executable somewhere on your harddisk and pin it to the taskbar.

#NoEnv ; Recommended for performance and compatibility with future AutoHotkey releases.
SendMode Input ; Recommended for new scripts due to its superior speed and reliability.
SetWorkingDir %A_ScriptDir% ; Ensures a consistent starting directory.
Send {LWin}
Sleep 90
Send {Lctrl down}
Sleep 20
Send {Tab}
Sleep 20
Send {Lctrl up}

And this is the result!


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You can download my source, executable, icon and HowTo here: Download