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I want to just click the shortcut and have it automatically launch, going straight to the game menu instead of having to click the play button.

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OK, I tested a macro for my mouse and for my computer. I boldened the 'my' because I most probable have different system spacs and OS then you do (if you don't have a HP250G3 Laptop with Windows 8.1 and the same applications I have :D )

What it does:

  1. Goes to the desktop, if not already there (moves pointer to the down right corner and clicks),

  2. Doubleclicks the Minecraft Launcher shortcut icon (again, by mouse, even though not needed)

  3. Waits 12 seconds

  4. Presses Enter (More safe is to do this by mouse, what if you acidentally unclick the window)

Instead of hard-wiring this into your computer, use a macro recorder - a program that you run, it sees what you did, then saves it. You can then run it for getting exactly what you did before. For getting a macro recorder, what you could do is check what's on Google. What I found is:

Hope helped!

  • Hmm, this isn't really what i'm looking for. I'd rather not run any additional software. I also want to launch the game from Steam, so I don't think this would work in that case. – Quenz May 18 '16 at 13:51
  • @SillyGoose Oh, OK, I didn't know that :D At least I tried xD – RudolfJelin May 18 '16 at 17:48
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In Steam: Library --> right click game --> create desktop shortcut

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    Minecraft isn't on Steam. (The Story Mode is an entirely different game.) – DJ Pirtu May 18 '16 at 14:56

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