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how do I make a launcher for Microsoft To Do

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how do I make a launcher for Microsoft To Do

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Hello, I am new to rainmeter but I have had no trouble coding app launches except I can never get it to work with To Do.

I have attached an image of the app shortcut properties. Ordinarily, I would have writen "location\Microsoft To Do.exe" but it doesn't seem to have a file location?? and it won't work using the shortcuts I have made by dragging the app from the start menu. I also tried copying that string in the target box but that didn't work either.

I'm sure this is a very stupid question but I would appreciate any help.

Thanks!
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I attempted to add this function for a game I have.
It still will not open with the icon.
How can I get the Icon to execute the game?
This is the location of the games .exe file as I've entered it into the .ini file.... LeftMouseUpAction=["E:\Games\World_of_Tanks_NA\wgc_api.exe --open"]
TIA,
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Hoosier wrote: May 9th, 2021, 11:23 pm I attempted to add this function for a game I have.
It still will not open with the icon.
How can I get the Icon to execute the game?
This is the location of the games .exe file as I've entered it into the .ini file.... LeftMouseUpAction=["E:\Games\World_of_Tanks_NA\wgc_api.exe --open"]
There is a small difference between opening a (let's say) classic program (like Notepad or probably your game as well) and Windows 10 Modern App.
For your game try to remove the --open parameter, so try simply LeftMouseUpAction=["E:\Games\World_of_Tanks_NA\wgc_api.exe"].
Or, as jsmorley described, try to run the commands posted by him here (simply open a PowerShell window, by enetering PowerShell in the Start menu search box and choose probably the first match, then paste the code posted by jsmorely into the PowerShell window). You'll get a list of installed apps. Is the game there? If it is, copy its identification (something like Microsoft.MicrosoftSolitaireCollection_8wekyb3d8bbwe!App - this is just an example, it's not what you need). Paste the copied identificator into the following option, replacing the PASTE-IDENTIFICATOR-HERE: LeftMouseUpAction=[shell:Appsfolder\PASTE-IDENTIFICATOR-HERE].
For the original question, you probably should use something like this: LeftMouseUpAction=[shell:Appsfolder\Microsoft.Todos_8wekyb3d8bbwe!App].
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Thanks for your time in posting this information.
Sad to say that none of these has worked.
I'm still searching the forums for answers.
Thanks again.
KJ
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Hoosier wrote: May 11th, 2021, 10:36 pm Thanks for your time in posting this information.
Sad to say that none of these has worked.
I'm still searching the forums for answers.
Thanks again.
KJ
Try this snippet: LeftMouseUpAction=[explorer.exe shell:appsFolder\Microsoft.ToDos_8wekyb3d8bbwe!App]
By having Explorer.exe execute the shell, this opens my Win10 ToDo app.
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eclectic-tech wrote: May 11th, 2021, 11:20 pm Try this snippet: LeftMouseUpAction=[explorer.exe shell:appsFolder\Microsoft.ToDos_8wekyb3d8bbwe!App]
By having Explorer.exe execute the shell, this opens my Win10 ToDo app.
For me, that snippet opened my Documents folder.

Just thought I'd chime in. :oops:

EDIT: I just checked - I dont have that app installed, so another :oops:
Can't fix it if it ain't broke - unless it is in code.
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CodeCode wrote: May 12th, 2021, 6:33 am For me, that snippet opened my Documents folder.

Just thought I'd chime in. :oops:

EDIT: I just checked - I dont have that app installed, so another :oops:
If the app is not installed, this explain why the Documents opens. However would be fine if noushsuon come back, to say what and how is going on for him.
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eclectic-tech wrote: May 11th, 2021, 11:20 pm Try this snippet: LeftMouseUpAction=[explorer.exe shell:appsFolder\Microsoft.ToDos_8wekyb3d8bbwe!App]
By having Explorer.exe execute the shell, this opens my Win10 ToDo app.
I'm afraid this does not work either.
Thanks for trying.
KJ
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Well everyone....after a few days of your help..I found RocketDock and have successfully been able to do what I wanted.
Thanks for all your help.
KJ