Shortcut > restart computer in Windows?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by HerbyGunther, Nov 26, 2007.

  1. HerbyGunther macrumors member

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    In Windows (bootcamp) with Leopard, there is a tray icon with a command "restart the computer in OS X". When you clicked that, it would restart from Windows to OS X, without the need to choose at the start screen.

    I was wondering if the same is possible in OS X but the other way around?
     
  2. jellybean macrumors regular

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    Officially no, not that I know of. But I made a simple AppleScript application which I gave a Windows icon and added it to the dock. You click it and it asks for password then restarts and boots into Windows.

    [​IMG]

    If you like msg me and I'll send the script to you. someone else has probably made a better one publicly available
     
  3. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    You could modify the script so that it doesn't ask you for the password by getting it to interface with keychain. However you would then want a confirm box so that you don't accidentally press it. So suppose swings and roundabouts.
     
  4. SiliconAddict macrumors 603

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    Wow. Nice. You really should drop that onto Macupdate. Its not some big huge app but some of the best ones are some of the smallest. :cool:
     
  5. HerbyGunther thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the replies!

    @jellybean
    That would be nice. I'll pm you right away.
     
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  7. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    While not a tray icon, you can avoid choosing at the start screen from OS X by going to System Preferences > Startup Disk > Click Windows and restart.
     
  8. HerbyGunther thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks a lot! That was what I was looking for.
    Now to find a good looking Windows icon. :p
     

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