When the computer loads up, it shows a list of what to boot from. Is there a way to hide this and automatically boot from Windows unless a key is pressed?
You can use the Grub-Customizer application to set the default boot option as follows:
Follow this guide to add the following Source to your Software Sources.
Let the refresh happen. (Will update the index of apps)
Using the Softare Centre, install Grub-Customizer.
Open Grub-Customizer, under the General Settings tab, select the Default Entry as Windows.
Then you can hide the menu and change the timeout to something like 3 seconds.
Save and reboot!
While booting, hold
SHIFTto present grub (boot menu)
Steps 1 - 3 can be accomplished using the Accessories > Terminal by running the following three commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:danielrichter2007/grub-customizer sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install grub-customizer
Editing the /boot/grub/grub.cfg and /etc/default/grub files manually is not usually recommended... BUT if you must: Have a look at this Question.
Grub Customizer is a graphical settings manager for GRUB2 and BURG.
You can set Windows as default. Among the other Grub Customizer features are:
- edit the menu entries (reorder, rename, add or remove entries) - change the default boot entry - change menu visibility and timeout - disable recovery entries - change GRUB resolution, menu colors or background image - GRUB repair & configuration using a Live CD - Advanced options like booting an ISO, changing kernel parameters and lots more
A new Grub Customizer version has been release: 3.0, which brings the following new features:
- entries can be moved free now - integrated settings dialog - new partition chooser - context menu - multi selection - trash instead of checkboxes - entry editor - graphical error handling - reset functionality - warning when trying to remove script - or system entries
Grub Customizer is considered a stable application, but be very careful when using it and make sure you know what you're doing! Messing with GRUB2/BURG can cause the system not to boot!