Shortcut for Start Button

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  1. thats2odd

    thats2odd New Member

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    New to the forums and hope someone can help me out.
    I would like to know if it is possible to create a shortcut for the Start Button. I would like to use RocketDock and auto hide the taskbar and be able to access the start button via RocketDock. Thanks in Advance :D
     
  2. patcooke

    patcooke Microsoft MVP
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    Ctrl/esc or the Win key brings up the start menu - would either of these solve your problem?
     
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    These options do work however, I am looking to create a click not keyboard shortcut.
     
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    Unzip the attached zip file. It contains two files - one called startMenu.vbs. This will open your start menu if you double click it. The second called startMenuShortcut will run the program as a shortcut if you copy the first file into the root directory of your C drive and place the shortcut on your desktop.

    View attachment startMenu.zip
     
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    Thanks for the files. I didn't even think of creating a script.. :)
     
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    Thanks for the feedback - guess you can also modify as required.
     

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