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manually create pinned desktop IE to start screen

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  • I would like to pin a URL to the start screen but I want to use iexplore.exe -k to use kiosk mode. So pinned program would be iexplore.exe -k url_blah_blah.

    I want to make a seemless launch of a Silverlight app from the start screen.

    I searched all over the registry and file system and cannot find where start screen pins are stored. There is probably an easy way that I am just not seeing.

     

    Thursday, September 15, 2011 9:02 PM

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  • The only pinned items to the start screen in the Windows Developer Preview are Metro Apps and Desktop Apps.
    I did attempt to pin using the iexplore.exe -k command and was not able to pin in the Start menu. 

     

    Friday, September 16, 2011 10:01 PM
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  • I've been working on trying to fig out how to add to the start tile ui. Some items have added themselves such as firefox and chrome but I want to be able to add everything as a tile so I could potentially scroll through programs, pictures, games, etc with the smooth scrolling tile ui.

    • Edited by doubledouble Friday, September 16, 2011 11:52 PM
    Friday, September 16, 2011 11:50 PM
  • I was able to create a batch file with a command like this:

    "c:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" -k http://www.microsoft.com

    I put the batch file in C:\Program Files (x86) so it would be found by the app searcher.

    From the tile start screen, I can find the app by typing the name on the keyboard. It launches fine from there. But I am not able to pin it.

    Sunday, September 18, 2011 7:16 PM
  • Hello Ardu Labs,

    You might be interested in the thread about kiosk style in the UI Desgin for apps: How to create a Kiosk application
    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winappsuidesign/thread/9871c3d8-b484-4c85-b8d2-4d762591ff86

     

    Wednesday, September 21, 2011 2:09 AM
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