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    Question Start button creation!?

    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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    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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    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.

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

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    Quote 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.

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    ,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!!!
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    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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    Quote 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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    Try the keys Windows and D key.

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    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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    Quote 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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    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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