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launching Windows 8 apps

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moshi
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launching Windows 8 apps

moshi » December 18th, 2014, 11:14 am

i just thought i'd share this link:
http://winaero.com/blog/exclusive-how-to-start-a-modern-app-from-desktop-without-going-to-the-metro-start-screen/

after reading this, you can do things like this with Rainmeter:

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LeftMouseUpAction=[explorer.exe shell:AppsFolder\SchweizerischeBundesbahne.SBBUhr_cacfmp0t4hxer!App]
i still haven't found an Windows 8 app that isn't an ux nightmare though. :)
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Re: launching Windows 8 apps

jsmorley » December 18th, 2014, 12:03 pm

I haven't found a single reason to ever use a "metro" app on a desktop computer, but you can also do this:

http://rainmeter.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=84324#p84324
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Re: launching Windows 8 apps

moshi » December 18th, 2014, 12:23 pm

your method works only for apps that register a protocol. there are many (probably a large majority) that don't.