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    I would like to create a button on my home skin that will function exactly like pressing the start button in xp.....what is the command needed to get my new button to do so? I have posted a pic of my home screen with my windows button, and another pic of what i want the button to do....any help will be appreciated....thanks in advance


    The 1st image shows the home screen(the windows button is in the left corner).......the 2nd image shows the start menu after pressing the button(or at least what i want it to do.....this is the result when pressing the physical keyboard windows button, but i want the button on the skin to do the same, since i have a touchscreen
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    Last edited by locs4dayz; 01-15-2013, 04:04 PM.
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  • #2
    Also as you can see.....I'm using the elite lite skin. How can i make my new home skin the default skin when my PC boots up instead of the menu skin shown below?
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    Last edited by locs4dayz; 01-15-2013, 03:55 PM.
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    • #3
      The start button can be called up with the keyboard shortcut of CTRL ESC

      so you can use a sendkey command followed by ^{ESC} as your button command.

      e.g.

      PHP Code:

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      ,000,050,200,050,"SENDKEY;^{ESC}","" 

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Enforcer View Post
        The start button can be called up with the keyboard shortcut of CTRL ESC

        so you can use a sendkey command followed by ^{ESC} as your button command.

        e.g.

        PHP Code:

        B
        ,000,050,200,050,"SENDKEY;^{ESC}","" 


        I copied ad pasted the command...but it did not work. Am I missing something in the command string? I looked up the key command for the windows button.....they are (LWIN) or (RWIN).....both will pull up the start menu just as they do on the physical keyboard......how is the command to be typed out so my onscreen button works is my problem....help!!!
        Last edited by locs4dayz; 01-16-2013, 01:40 AM.
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        • #5
          Does anyone know the command to make my onscreen button work? The button is supposed to act like the Start button on the windows task bar, but so far I can't get it to work......help!
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          • #6
            Originally posted by locs4dayz View Post
            I copied ad pasted the command...but it did not work. Am I missing something in the command string? I looked up the key command for the windows button.....they are (LWIN) or (RWIN).....both will pull up the start menu just as they do on the physical keyboard......how is the command to be typed out so my onscreen button works is my problem....help!!!
            It's probably sending it to the application that has focus.

            Not sure how to get windows itself in focus.

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            • #7
              Try the keys Windows and D key.

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              • #8
                write a program

                here is one i whipped up in C# (.net 3.5)
                but autoit3 or c++ just a quick

                in the bin/release folder is the .exe

                just run it in RR

                Code:
                B,000,050,200,050,"RUNQ;SartMenu.exe,""
                (might want to put a path on it)

                RUNQ;$SKINPATH$Scripts\StartMenu.exe


                but you get the idea

                prob 100 other ways to do this...
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                -Thanks
                Mitch
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by mitchjs View Post
                  write a program

                  here is one i whipped up in C# (.net 3.5)
                  but autoit3 or c++ just a quick

                  in the bin/release folder is the .exe

                  just run it in RR

                  Code:
                  B,000,050,200,050,"RUNQ;SartMenu.exe,""
                  (might want to put a path on it)

                  RUNQ;$SKINPATH$Scripts\StartMenu.exe


                  but you get the idea

                  prob 100 other ways to do this...

                  I have downloaded your file....how do I set it up? I hope your solution works, and i will let you know if it does.....plus if it does I'm sure that others will use it also....so keep it posted....thanks in advance

                  I have upgraded to elite II....and i love it!!!! Here is my current Welcome screen and Entertainment screen(all of my screens are edited to feature the start menu button too! They All Also have the slider I added, but i only added a track time remaining label to the welcome screen only
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                  • #10
                    Here is also a pic of the mobilephone.skin and icon I edited from elite lite to go with the elite II skin
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                    Last edited by locs4dayz; 01-20-2013, 10:10 PM.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by mitchjs View Post
                      write a program

                      here is one i whipped up in c# (.net 3.5)
                      but autoit3 or c++ just a quick

                      in the bin/release folder is the .exe

                      just run it in rr

                      Code:
                      b,000,050,200,050,"runq;sartmenu.exe,""
                      (might want to put a path on it)

                      runq;$skinpath$scripts\startmenu.exe


                      but you get the idea

                      prob 100 other ways to do this...
                      this startmenu.exe works great....but what command do i give the button to run it. It works as a menu option selction( the instructions to add menu buttons was perfect....but i want to run it from the windows button at the bottom of the skin window....so far nothing works.....help!!!!
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                      • #12
                        i gave you the code....

                        EXAMPLE:
                        B,000,050,200,050,"RUNQ;SartMenu.exe",""

                        its just, RUNQ command

                        RUNQ;pathtoexe.exe
                        -Thanks
                        Mitch
                        www.rush2112.net

                        "Did you test it in carwings??"

                        Sun, Come shine my way
                        May healing waters bury all my pain
                        Wind, Carry me home
                        The fabric of reality is tearing apart
                        The piece of me that died
                        Will return To live again

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by mitchjs View Post
                          i gave you the code....

                          EXAMPLE:
                          B,000,050,200,050,"RUNQ;SartMenu.exe",""

                          its just, RUNQ command

                          RUNQ;pathtoexe.exe

                          This is how I entered the command in the button command box...

                          B,000,050,200,050,"RUNQ;C:\Program Files\RideRunner\Skins\eLite 2 (Default)\StartMenu.exe",""


                          Did not work...so then I tried.....


                          B,000,050,200,050,"RUNQ;C:\Program Files\RideRunner\Skins\eLite 2 (Default)\StartMenu\Startmenu.exe",""


                          Still did not work...then I tried.....


                          "RUNQ;C:\Program Files\RideRunner\Skins\eLite 2 (Default)\StartMenu\Startmenu.exe",""


                          Did not work..then I tried.....


                          RUNQ;C:\Program Files\RideRunner\Skins\eLite 2 (Default)\StartMenu\Startmenu.exe


                          Did not work..then I tried.....


                          "RUNQ;C:\Program Files\RideRunner\Skins\eLite 2 (Default)\Startmenu.exe",""


                          Did not work..then I tried.....


                          RUNQ;C:\Program Files\RideRunner\Skins\eLite 2 (Default)\Startmenu.exe


                          Did not work...so my question is...how do I enter it so it will work??? I changed the elite 2 skin name to elite 2 (Default)...and I'm using the start menu exe program you created mitchjs and saved it to my skin folder...and it work great, so for now I am using it as a menu button selection till I solve my current issue....just to be sure you are not confused...thanks


                          Here is my Startmenu icon in case someone needs it
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                          Last edited by locs4dayz; 01-23-2013, 02:07 PM.
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                          • #14
                            You can replace RUNQ by RUN ?

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                            • #15
                              I gave up and instead created a new menu selection screen for my windows desktop stuff
                              All of my other screens have 'Windows' instead of 'Power' and open up my Windows Options screen except the 'Shutdown" screen...which has "Back To Main" instead of "Power', which returns me to the 'Welcome" screen...and the "Windows Options" screen is the only one that leads to the "Power" screen


                              I would...however....like to add level meters to the "welcome" screen(circled in white). How would i do that? I have not seen any skins that have level meters to use to edit from....thanks in advance
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                              Last edited by locs4dayz; 01-24-2013, 01:44 PM.
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