From Kainjow Software:
BootChamp is a small utility for quickly booting into Windows. How is this different than selecting your Windows volume from within Startup Disk in System Preferences? Well, using Startup Disk actually changes your startup disk permanently so that each time you restart, it boots into whatever you have selected. What this program is doing is the same thing that happens when you hold down Option at startup and select Windows. However, the app only requires a single click and your admin password, and then it restarts your computer into Windows without further input from you. It will not actually change your startup disk. The application has two modes of function. By default the application will create a menu item in your menu bar when launched. However it can also begin the booting process as soon as it's launched. To enable this, open Terminal and enter defaults write com.kainjow.BootChamp DefaultBehavior 1. To change it back, simply use a 0 instead.
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"Finally, ...a solution."
Version: BootChamp 1.5.3
Easy to use replacement and viable alternative to using the 'alt' key when booting to Windows on your Mac using Bootcamp.
There are no cons.
This simple solution to booting to Windows within Mac solves the problem that was inherent in Bootcamp's design. Holding down the 'alt' key was the original mechanism for booting to Windows at start-up. However, for the several years, most modern iMacs in particular use wireless keyboards. The keyboard, naturally, does not pair with Windows prior to startup. This app works on the Mac side to reboot to Windows without making Windows your default startup disk.
A must for any iMac user with Bootcamp. Thank you, Bootchamp, for solving the issue that Coopertino obviously could not.
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