Windows 10: Can a universal app be started via keyboard shortcut or command line Solved

  1.    09 Feb 2017 #1

    Can a universal app be started via keyboard shortcut or command line


    The thread title pretty much says it all. Can a universal app (currently interested in Weather) be started via keyboard shortcut or command line command?
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  2.    09 Feb 2017 #2

    You could do this:
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    - drag a shortcut off the start menu and assign a keyboard shortcut.

    Command line: see
    How to start Microsoft Photos from command line?
    for an example

    Go here in file explorer
    %appdata%\..\local\Packages
    and you will see a list of others, including Weather
    Last edited by dalchina; 09 Feb 2017 at 16:45.
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  3.    09 Feb 2017 #3

    Very useful information. Thank you very much.
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  4.    09 Feb 2017 #4

    Bob Coleman said: View Post
    Very useful information. Thank you very much.
    I note though that the dragged shortcut seems to work only if on the desktop.
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  5.    10 Feb 2017 #5

    Given you know the command, you should be able to put that in a script and use Autohotkey to assign a shortcut, for example..
    There's probably a simpler way...
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  6.    10 Feb 2017 #6

    dalchina said: View Post
    Given you know the command, you should be able to put that in a script and use Autohotkey to assign a shortcut, for example..
    There's probably a simpler way...
    Yes, thanks again. I'm using AutoIt rather than Autohotkey, but somewhat the same idea.
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  7.    10 Feb 2017 #7

    dalchina said: View Post
    You could do this:
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    - drag a shortcut off the start menu and assign a keyboard shortcut.

    Command line: see
    How to start Microsoft Photos from command line?
    for an example

    Go here in file explorer
    %appdata%\..\local\Packages
    and you will see a list of others, including Weather
    For whatever value it might possibly be to anybody in the future, the above relative to command line boils down to create a command such as

    explorer.exe shell:appsFolder\Microsoft.Windows.Photos_8wekyb3d8bbwe!App


    for Photos or

    explorer.exe shell:appsFolder\Microsoft.BingWeather_8wekyb3d8bbwe!App

    for Weather where the green part is obtained from

    %appdata%\..\local\Packages

    The new information here is that for Microsoft Edge, the part after the exclamation point has to be MicrosoftEdge rather than App.

    I eventually figured this out by examining the dragged shortcuts.
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  8.    11 Feb 2017 #8

    Great-that's a useful understanding. Note there are no parameters for these, of course.
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