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Launching Microsoft Edge

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Launching Microsoft Edge

jsmorley » August 1st, 2015, 4:28 am

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[Rainmeter]
Update=1000
DynamicWindowSize=1
AccurateText=1

[MeterEdge]
Meter=Image
W=64
H=64
ImageName=#@#Images\microsoft-edge-icon.png
LeftMouseUpAction=[shell:Appsfolder\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe!MicrosoftEdge]
microsoft-edge-icon.png
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Re: Launching Microsoft Edge

rainopelit » August 1st, 2015, 8:55 pm

or LeftMouseUpAction=["http://www.google.pl"] if its default browser :D
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Re: Launching Microsoft Edge

jsmorley » August 1st, 2015, 9:01 pm

Of course, that is true of any browser. However my point was IF you wanted to just launch the browser without going to any particular site.

Besides which, I don't speak Polish... ;-)
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Re: Launching Microsoft Edge

jsmorley » August 1st, 2015, 9:14 pm

This is actually true of any Windows "app" in Windows 10.

What you can do is:

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 Microsoft Edge

jsmorley » August 1st, 2015, 9:36 pm

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Re: Launching Microsoft Edge

moshi » August 20th, 2015, 12:51 am

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LeftMouseUpAction=["microsoft-edge:rainmeter.net"]
:)
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Re: Launching Microsoft Edge

eclectic-tech » February 7th, 2016, 4:55 pm

jsmorley wrote:This is actually true of any Windows "app" in Windows 10.

What you can do is:

Hit Win-R to open a "Run" input, and type "shell:Appsfolder"
0.5.jpg
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"
1.jpg
Select the radio box for "AppUserModelID". That ID is what you are going to want to execute.
2.jpg
Select "Details" from the little "View" gadget" on the right hand side.
3.jpg
LeftMouseUpAction=[shell:Appsfolder\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe!MicrosoftEdge]
This is very helpful! Has all the details needed for creating action bangs to use in Rainmeter!
This should be renamed, since it can be used for any Windows 10 installed app or program, and it definitely should be pinned! :thumbup:

Thanks Jeffrey!
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Re: Launching Microsoft Edge

jsmorley » February 7th, 2016, 5:08 pm

Done. I just created a new sticky post.

https://forum.rainmeter.net/viewtopic.php?p=119837#p119837