Bootchamp

Last modified
Friday, April 4, 2014
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Description of App

This is a handy small app to easily boot into Windows without changing the startup disk. Running this app will put an icon in the menu bar, which when activated presents a simple menu with a "restart into Windows" option. Pressing this option will automatically restart your computer into Windows without changing the startup disk. The next time you shutdown or restart your computer it will boot back into OSx.

Version

1.5.3

Free or Paid

Free

Version Of macOS App Was Tested On

10.9.3

Accessibility Comments

This app is completely accessible. The only user interface to speak of is the menu that pops up when you click the icon in the menu bar.

Usability

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Other Comments

The rest of the menu has options to have the app automatically start on login, get help, check for updates, and quit. The first time you use the app to restart you will meed to enter your administrator password if you have one.
Developer's Twitter Username
@kainjow

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Comments

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Monday, September 15, 2014

Interesting little plugin there. I cannot test it or tryit out as of now but I do plan on doing such when 10.10 comes out to see if it is still supported. Nice job on the post.

Submitted by Igna Triay on Thursday, October 15, 2015

Do you need to have windows installed on your Mac before using the app? Or can you only use it normally? And if you can, if I installed games for windows, when I switch to that app, would the games work, without having to use wine? Any help would be appreciated. I am running OS El Capitan by the way.

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Thursday, October 15, 2015

No you need as the app name suggestes boot camp and windows. I don't think you can use wine.

Submitted by Devin on Thursday, October 15, 2015

Just a note, in the latest version of osX, El Capitain, bootcamp no longer works. The rootless security feature introduced in 10.11 prevents user-space applications from modifying the boot sector of the drive on which osX is installed. A note on the bootchamp developer site indicates that the script can not be modified to work around these limitations and so development has ended.