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Desktop shortcut to kill Classic Shell


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#1
I would like to create a desktop shortcut to kill Classic Shell for when I switch my Yoga to tablet mode and actually want to use the Metro screen and Charms and whatnot.

I'm guessing that the answer involves creating a script or a bat file or a command argument or suchlike. If so, can you do me a solid and spell out all the excruciating details, no matter how painfully obvious they seem? I don't really know much about such things and have no knack for figuring them out.

All help is greatly appreciated.
 

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broe23

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#2
Just use either Classic Shell or Start8.
 

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I don't think you understand my question; I want a quick way to kill Classic Shell for when my Yoga is in laptop mode and I want​ the Metro features.
 

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I understand your question. If you still want access to metro apps. Use Stardock Software's Metro Mix. You can also do the same if you set the Yoga up in 8.1, to boot into Desktop mode, which will give you access to both the desktop taskbar and Metro taskbar.
 

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  • OS
    Linux Mint 17.2
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Toshiba Satellite C850D-st3nx1
    CPU
    AMD E1-1200 APU with Radeon (tm) HD Graphics 1.40 GHZ
    Memory
    12GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon™ HD 7310 Graphics
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768
    Hard Drives
    Crucial M500 240GB SSD
    Mouse
    Logitech M525
    Internet Speed
    45/6 - ATT U-Verse
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    None needed. It is Linux.
    Other Info
    Arris NVG589 Gateway; Router - Cisco RV320; Switch - Netgear GS108 8-Port Switch & Trendnet TEG-S50g 5-Port Switch; Access Points - Engenius ECB350, Trendnet TEW-638APB; NAS - Lenovo ix2-4; Printer - Brother HL-2280DW; Air Print Server - Lantronix XPrintServer

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#5
Create a shortcut to ClassicStartMenu.exe with parameter "-exit". It will do the same as right-click on the start button and Exit.
 

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