Make windows key open Windows 8 style menu rather than Windows 7 style from within a Windows 8 modern UI application

This policy allows you to control the action the Windows key performs when in a Windows 8 modern UI application.

Enabling this policy will make the Windows key open the Windows 8 start menu.

If you do not configure this policy setting then it defaults to opening the Windows 7 style menu.

Supported on: At least Windows Vista

Registry PathSOFTWARE\Stardock\Start8\Start8.ini\Start8
Value NameMetroWinButtonAction
Value TypeREG_SZ
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0


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