[WINDOWS] Boot directly to XBMC for Windows (in full-screen) as the shell on Windows? - Printable Version
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- waldo22 - 2008-07-16 18:14
zeuss-axis Wrote:Unless I missed it somewhere, we haven't solved the REMOTEXBMC issue for this option just yet...though I saw someone was working on an app launcher for XBMC, so you could potentially load the program after booting XBMC...is there a 'logon script' in use with XBMC that could auto-start this?
OK, I'm confused.
What do you mean about REMOTEXBMC? Are you talking about the issue with XBMC over Remote Desktop (as in Microsoft Terminal Services?)
What program are you talking about loading after booting XBMC? Running explorer.exe in the background?
I was referring to editing the registry key here:
And changing the "shell" value from explorer.exe to:
As it was before, you couldn't load in full-screen mode because you can't pass any parameters in this registry key.
Now they have added it to the advancedsettings.xml file so it should work fine.
So what's the problem?
If you need an actual shell, you can exit xbmc (or not even bother) and press ctrl-alt-del, run taskmgr, and start a new task. You could start explorer if you want, or just start a command prompt and do what you need to do.
Let me know what you mean,
- waldo22 - 2008-07-16 18:17
pokemeintheye Wrote:I just tried this in vista and xbmc opened up windowed. I believe I've got the advancedsettings.xml configured right because if I just double click on the file then it opens up full screen.
Strange. I can't explain that one.
- zeuss-axis - 2008-07-16 22:42
waldo22 Wrote:What do you mean about REMOTEXBMC?
REMOTEXBMC is a program for running the Xbox remote in WinXP...
...by booting to XBMC as shell, the "startup" tasks dont run, and thus my remote wont work. Ideas?
Thanks for the response!
- waldo22 - 2008-07-17 03:37
OK, got it.
Here's the way to do this:
Instead of using the REMOTEXBMC program, just use EventGhost.
It has a built-in plugin for controlling XBMC, and a plugin to make the original xbox remote work is now in SVN.
Here is my tutorial on the subject:
All you have to do is have EventGhost run XBMC (and any other programs you want to run at startup) under it's "autostart" list of macros.
It turns out that things in this registry key...
HkeyCurrentUser -> Software -> Microsoft -> Windows -> CurrrentVersion -> run
(or Hkey Local Machine, for all users)
And the "Programs -> Startup" folder BOTH need explorer.exe as the shell in order to run.
- ghostrecon37 - 2008-07-17 08:43
hi can someone post the advancedsettings.xml ? for fullscreen use, i am a noob in programming so.
- waldo22 - 2008-07-17 16:30
ghostrecon37 Wrote:hi can someone post the advancedsettings.xml ? for fullscreen use, i am a noob in programming so.
in the future, for this type of info, look here:
specifically, this section:
Make a plain text file called advancedsettings.xml and include the following text:
Put it in your userdata folder.
- ghostrecon37 - 2008-07-17 18:52
thanks that works great!
but now next problem is that i can't see programs plugins in program section from XBMC!?
- Harry Muscle - 2008-07-18 02:25
waldo22 Wrote:OK, got it.
I did a quick test run (not very thorough) and it seems it does need explorer running to run those things ... same for putting things in the startup folder on the start menu.
However, there's a very simple solution to running multiple items from a batch file at once ... see here:
- Gamester17 - 2008-07-18 13:06
ghostrecon37 Wrote:now next problem is that i can't see programs plugins in program section from XBMC!?That is off-topic for this thread, please stay on topic here and start a new topic thread for that issue. Threadjacking is generally considered a breach of netiquette and can cause ill feelings among other participants in the discussion.
- waldo22 - 2008-07-18 15:25
Harry Muscle Wrote:However, there's a very simple solution to running multiple items from a batch file at once ... see here:
I read that, and it looks very useful. So you just replaced explorer.exe with harrysXBMCBatchFile.bat and everything works perfectly?