How do I start something from the windows start menu using autohotkey? I can do

Send ^{Esc}MyAppName{Enter}

And everything works except the last {Enter}. The screen stops on the open start menu after entering MyAppName. I can manually hit enter then and it opens. What am I missing?

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The following works, so it was probably an issue of the start menu not opening/responding quite fast enough:

Send ^{Esc}
Sleep 2000
Send MyAppName
Sleep 2000
Send {Enter}

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