Add "Restart in Windows" option to Apple Menu?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by weeag, Feb 21, 2008.

  1. weeag macrumors regular

    Dec 27, 2005
    Anyone know if this is possible? Instead of going to System Preferences->Startup Disk->Windows or holding down the command key at startup to get the boot menu, can I just add an apple menu item that let's me reboot into windows. You know, one click and that's it. And I don't mean the ability to hibernate OS X (though I'm really bummed that didn't end up as an option with Leopard), but to shut down and reboot the mac into windows.

    Been searching around but not finding anyone else that seems to be looking for this, surely I can't be the only one.

    Running XP via bootcamp on a late '06 blackbook.

  2. live4ever macrumors 6502a

    Aug 13, 2003
    Try doing a watch-me-do with Automator and saving as an application - then you'd just have to click the icon in the dock.
  3. thechidz macrumors 68000


    Jul 25, 2007
    New York City
    Im gonna try this when I get home. In windows you can just click the bootcamp icon and restart in OSx. I wish you can do that the other side. Even though holding the control key to bring up the boot window is cool, its too annoying to do it often
  4. Amigalander macrumors regular

    Jan 13, 2008
    This would be a great feature. I'd use it daily. Were you able to do it?

    If an Automator macro worked, or a Script was written, would it be then possible to add the option on the apple menu?

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