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Any way to get context menu on right click for Start Screen

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    Any way to get context menu on right click for Start Screen


    I pinned an application to my start menu, occasionally I need to run that app with Admin privs. All I can find in the Start Screen is the "Run As Admin" option that appears at the bottom of the screen.

    It's a real pain to have to click the app near the top of the screen and then slide all of the way to the bottom for "run as admin".

    Am I out of luck on this one...aside from pinning it to taskbar in Desktop (whch is probably where it belongs anyway)?

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    Windows 7


    Try Ctrl+Shift+Enter or Ctrl+Shift+Click. I think at least one of them will work.
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    Ivo,

    Thanks, the CTRL-SHIFT-Click method indeed does work. It's still a pain because now I have to use both hands, one on the mouse and 1 on the keyboard, but it's better I guess than scrolling all over the screen.

    Like most things, in Windows 8 I would simply do this at the desktop so I could continue to do it the way that is familiar and works well.
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    Server 2012 / 8.0


    Since the Start Screen and ALL APPS are WinRT and not Win32,
    (the desktop is Win32)
    things are a little different.

    ...but 2 clicks to launch anything is not any different than
    launching the CLASSIC start menu and right clicking (for context menu)...
    a link...
    with Admin...
    or...
    Unless you install a customized icon dock launcher...
    on the desktop.

    ....
    Last edited by mdmd; 21 Aug 2012 at 21:58.
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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


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    I was bored, so I did a few posts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdmd View Post
    ...but 2 clicks to launch anything is not any different than
    launching the CLASSIC start menu and right clicking (for context menu)...
    a link...
    with Admin...
    or...
    Unless you install a customized icon dock launcher...
    on the desktop.
    But when I have a shortcut on my desktop, I can right click once, and select run as admin without having to move my mouse across the entire screen. I like that much better.
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    San Jose - California
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    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    Can you just locate the executable for the app->Properties->Compatibility then put a tick on "run this program as an Administrator"
    Last edited by topgundcp; 20 Sep 2013 at 15:13.
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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    You trying to get the Properties to pop up from the Start Screen? Seems there is yet something else you can't do. Hm, never tried it, all it does is bring up the bar on the bottom.
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    Could you move that application tile to the 3rd tile from left in bottom row on Start screen? Right click and move down to Run as Administrator
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