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Launching Windows 10 "apps"

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Launching Windows 10 "apps"

jsmorley » February 7th, 2016, 5:07 pm

You can create a Rainmeter action to open any Windows 10 "app" installed on your system.

One way to get what you need is to:

Hit Win-R to open a "Run" input, and type "shell:Appsfolder"
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That will open up a normally well-hidden "Applications" folder in Explorer, which will have all your installed applications listed, including the "modern" ones that come with Windows 10 or that you get from the "Store".

When in that, hit F-10 to get a menu bar, and from that menu bar select "View / Choose Details"
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Select the radio box for "AppUserModelID". That ID is what you are going to want to execute.
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Select "Details" from the little "View" gadget" on the right hand side.
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LeftMouseUpAction=[shell:Appsfolder\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe!MicrosoftEdge]
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Re: Launching Windows 10 "apps"

jsmorley » March 18th, 2016, 3:35 am

Alternatively, you can get a listing of all Application User Model ID (AUMID) values by running a Powershell script:

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$installedapps = get-AppxPackage

$aumidList = @()
foreach ($app in $installedapps)
{
    foreach ($id in (Get-AppxPackageManifest $app).package.applications.application.id)
    {
        $aumidList += $app.packagefamilyname + "!" + $id
    }
}

$aumidList
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Re: Launching Windows 10 "apps"

leftcoastfunk » March 24th, 2016, 12:19 pm

This is, in a word, AMAZING! It works flawlessly. Thank you so much for this! :thumbup: