Shortcuts to Modern/Metro applications

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    #3 noncentz705, Dec 6, 2012
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    Launch Applications by URL Protocol (Continued)

    Launch with cmd / .bat files :
    Code:
    START bingnews:
    
    Launch with .vbs :
    Code:
    Set shell=CreateObject("wscript.shell")
    Shell.Run("bingnews:")
    
    Launch from browser :
    Code:
     
    bingnews://search/?q=Your Search Here
    


    For desktop shortcuts:

    Code:
    Method 1
    explorer.exe bingnews:
    
    Method 2
    cmd /c start bingnews:
    
    Method 3 (Creates Internet Shortcut .url) 
    bingnews: 
    

     
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    #5 noncentz705, Dec 11, 2012
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    Launch applications by sending keystrokes

    Opens the start menu, searches for and launches desired application
    Code:
    ;Using AutoIt/AutoHotKeys
    ;Create script, replace ApplicationName with the desired search query.
    
    #NotrayIcon
    Send ("{RWIN} ApplicationName")
    Sleep (1)
    Send ("{ENTER}")
    Code:
    
    'Using VBScript
    'Open notepad and create a new .vbs file with this code
    
    Set objShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
    objShell.SendKeys "^{ESC}"
    WScript.Sleep 1
    objShell.SendKeys WScript.Arguments.Item(0)
    WScript.Sleep 1
    objShell.SendKeys "{ENTER}"
    
    'Make a shortcut to the .vbs file.  Right click the shortcut and go to properties. In the  location field enter the desired search query after the path to the .vbs file.
    'Example: %systemdrive%/createdfile.vbs Skype
    

     
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    #7 moderate, Mar 26, 2013
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    Hello :)

    When
    Code:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\EnableLUA
    is set to 0, no Metro app can be launched.

    However "Immersive Control Panel" can be still launched by charm <WinKey+C> selecting <Settings> and selecting <Change PC Settings>.

    But it can't be launched via PowerShell:

    Code:
    start-metroapp microsoft.windows.immersivecontrolpanel
    or
    Code:
    start-metroapp windows.immersivecontrolpanel_cw5n1h2txyewy!microsoft.windows.immersivecontrolpanel
    
    How can this be? How launching by charm bar avoid LUA/UAC check? Couild it be avoided for other Metro apps too? Or is there any method for launching "Immersive Control Panel" (with LUA/UAC disabled) by PowerShell too? Thanks for reply...

    Q2: Could this (picture below) be corrected nicely? Of course "Server" subkey can be artifically created, but that "Microsoft.Media.PlayReadyClient_2.3.1678.0_x64 and x32" will still not be in the listing probably... :)

    1.jpg
     
  7. noncentz705

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    #10 abbodi1406, Sep 20, 2013
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    No they are not
    they are built-in packages just like windows defender, media player, NetFx... etc.
    to remove them, you have to modify/hack some registry values, or modify the Edition .mum file to unlock/un-hide them so it can be removed

    e.g. here is the Default packages that can be removed with dism (yes they will be removed completely if you just disable them):
    Code:
    Image Version: 6.3.9600.16384
    
    Features listing for package : Microsoft-Windows-ProfessionalEdition~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.3.9600.16384
    
    
    ------------------------------------------------------------ | -------
    Feature Name                                                 | State  
    ------------------------------------------------------------ | -------
    Microsoft-Hyper-V-ClientEdition-Package                      | Enabled
    Microsoft-Hyper-V-Common-Drivers-Package                     | Enabled
    Microsoft-Hyper-V-Guest-Integration-Drivers-Package          | Enabled
    Microsoft-Windows-Anytime-Upgrade-Package                    | Enabled
    Microsoft-Windows-NetFx3-OC-Package                          | Enabled
    Microsoft-Windows-NetFx4-US-OC-Package                       | Enabled
    Microsoft-Windows-NetFx2-OC-Package                          | Enabled
    Microsoft-Windows-NetFx3-WCF-OC-Package                      | Enabled
    Microsoft-Windows-NetFx4-WCF-US-OC-Package                   | Enabled
    Microsoft-Windows-NetFx-VCRedist-Package                     | Enabled
    Microsoft-Windows-Printing-XPSServices-Package               | Enabled
    
    and here it's the most of the packages after unlocking them:
    Code:
    Image Version: 6.3.9600.16384
    
    Features listing for package : Microsoft-Windows-ProfessionalEdition~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.3.9600.16384
    
    
    ------------------------------------------------------------ | -------
    Feature Name                                                 | State  
    ------------------------------------------------------------ | -------
    Microsoft-Windows-FileManager-Package                        | Enabled
    Microsoft-Windows-Camera-Package                             | Enabled
    Microsoft-Windows-MediaViewer-Package                        | Enabled
    Microsoft-Hyper-V-ClientEdition-Package                      | Enabled
    Microsoft-Hyper-V-Common-Drivers-Package                     | Enabled
    Microsoft-Hyper-V-Guest-Integration-Drivers-Package          | Enabled
    Microsoft-Media-Foundation-Package                           | Enabled
    Microsoft-Windows-Anytime-Upgrade-Package                    | Enabled
    Microsoft-Windows-Anytime-Upgrade-Results-Package            | Enabled
    Microsoft-Windows-BLB-Client-Package                         | Enabled
    Microsoft-Windows-Printing-Foundation-Package                | Enabled
    Microsoft-Windows-BusinessScanning-Feature-Package           | Enabled
    Microsoft-Windows-CodecPack-Basic-Package                    | Enabled
    Microsoft-Windows-DirectoryServices-ADAM-Client-Package      | Enabled
    Microsoft-Windows-GroupPolicy-ClientExtensions-Package       | Enabled
    Microsoft-Windows-GroupPolicy-ClientTools-Package            | Enabled
    Microsoft-Windows-Help-ClientUA-Professional-Package         | Enabled
    Microsoft-Windows-InternetExplorer-Optional-Package          | Enabled
    Microsoft-Windows-IE-Troubleshooters-Package                 | Enabled
    Microsoft-Windows-NetFx3-OC-Package                          | Enabled
    Microsoft-Windows-NetFx4-US-OC-Package                       | Enabled
    Microsoft-Windows-IIS-WebServer-Package                      | Enabled
    Microsoft-Windows-IIS-WebServer-AddOn-2-Package              | Enabled
    Microsoft-Windows-IIS-WebServer-AddOn-Package                | Enabled
    Microsoft-Windows-InternetExplorer-Package                   | Enabled
    Adobe-Flash-For-Windows-Package                              | Enabled
    Microsoft-Windows-Killbits-Package                           | Enabled
    Microsoft-Windows-Links-Package                              | Enabled
    Microsoft-Windows-Media-Format-Package                       | Enabled
    Microsoft-Windows-MediaPlayback-OC-Package                   | Enabled
    Microsoft-Windows-MediaPlayer-Package                        | Enabled
    Microsoft-Windows-Media-Streaming-Package                    | Enabled
    Microsoft-Windows-MobilePC-Client-Premium-Package            | Enabled
    Microsoft-Windows-MSMQ-Client-Package                        | Enabled
    Microsoft-Windows-NetFx2-OC-Package                          | Enabled
    Microsoft-Windows-NetFx3-WCF-OC-Package                      | Enabled
    Microsoft-Windows-NetFx4-WCF-US-OC-Package                   | Enabled
    Microsoft-Windows-NetFx-VCRedist-Package                     | Enabled
    Microsoft-Windows-OfflineFiles-Package                       | Enabled
    Microsoft-Windows-ParentalControls-Package                   | Enabled
    Microsoft-Windows-PeerDist-Client-Package                    | Enabled
    Microsoft-Windows-PeerToPeer-Full-Package                    | Enabled
    Microsoft-Windows-Personalization-Package                    | Enabled
    Microsoft-Windows-Printer-Drivers-Package                    | Enabled
    Microsoft-Windows-Printing-LocalPrinting-Home-Package        | Enabled
    Microsoft-Windows-Printing-PremiumTools-Package              | Enabled
    Microsoft-Windows-Printing-XPSServices-Package               | Enabled
    Microsoft-Windows-RasCMAK-Package                            | Enabled
    Microsoft-Windows-RasRip-Package                             | Enabled
    Microsoft-Windows-RDC-Package                                | Enabled
    Microsoft-Windows-RemoteDesktop-UserModeRDProtocol-Package   | Enabled
    Microsoft-Windows-SecureStartup-Package                      | Enabled
    Microsoft-Windows-ShareMedia-ControlPanel-Package            | Enabled
    Microsoft-Windows-Shell-HomeGroup-Package                    | Enabled
    Microsoft-Windows-SnippingTool-Package                       | Enabled
    Microsoft-Windows-StickyNotes-Package                        | Enabled
    Microsoft-Windows-Store-Client-Package                       | Enabled
    Microsoft-Windows-SystemRestore-Package                      | Enabled
    Microsoft-Windows-TabletPC-Package                           | Enabled
    Microsoft-Windows-Telnet-Client-Package                      | Enabled
    Microsoft-Windows-Telnet-Server-Package                      | Enabled
    Microsoft-Windows-TerminalServices-CommandLineTools-Package  | Enabled
    Microsoft-Windows-TerminalServices-MiscRedirection-Package   | Enabled
    Microsoft-Windows-TerminalServices-WMIProvider-Package       | Enabled
    Microsoft-Windows-TextPrediction-Package                     | Enabled
    Microsoft-Windows-TFTP-Client-Package                        | Enabled
    Microsoft-Windows-VirtualPC-Licensing-Package                | Enabled
    Microsoft-Windows-VirtualPC-USB-RPM-Package                  | Enabled
    Microsoft-Windows-WebcamExperience-Package                   | Enabled
    Microsoft-Windows-WindowsMediaPlayer-Troubleshooters-Package | Enabled
    Microsoft-Windows-WinOcr-Package                             | Enabled
    Microsoft-Windows-WinSATMediaFiles-Package                   | Enabled
    Microsoft-Windows-WMPNetworkSharingService-Package           | Enabled
    Microsoft-Windows-Xps-Foundation-Client-Package              | Enabled
    Networking-MPSSVC-Rules-BusinessEdition-Package              | Enabled
    Server-Help-Package_ClientProfessional                       | Enabled
    Microsoft-Windows-SMB1                                       | Enabled
    Microsoft-Windows-Browser                                    | Enabled
    Microsoft-Windows-Client-EEFContainer-Package                | Enabled
    

    noncentz705
    sorry for the off-topic post :)
     
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    OK, so what is real challenge for you, Ladin-Alladin? Put some screws to grenade and blow some Izrael restaurant?

    I like the idea of @noncentz705 guy, he at least did something...
     
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    How do I edit the mum file to display the hidden packages?

    Thanks
     
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    im not getting it, how do I do this? I want to uninstall the Photos app

    please explain to me in a step by step instructions

    thanks
     
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    #14 butos, Oct 21, 2013
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    unlocking

    I used to unlock hidden packages with WinToolkit but it seems there's a better way to do it...
    Would you mind sharing your unlocking method? And how can you let that list appear with Dism? I use /get-packages but it's not the same...

    Thanx a lot,
    Fil




     
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    Yes please, that would be great! :)
     
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    #18 MSMG, Feb 24, 2014
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    Using WimTweak.exe, you can unhide, remove all the packages even the hidden ones

    1) Mount the WIM Image.

    2) Use the following command to list all packages present in the WIM Image and write the list to packages.txt text file.

    Code:
    WimTweak.exe /n /p <WimMountPath> /l
    
    3) Use the following command to UnHide the selected package in the WIM Image

    Code:
    WimTweak.exe /n /p <WimMountPath> /c <PackageName>
    
    4) Use the following command to Remove the selected package from the WIM Image

    Code:
    DISM.exe /Image:<WimMountPath> /Remove-Package /PackageName:<PackageName>
    

    5) Save & Un-Mount the WIM Image

    Note: You can also use WimTweak.exe to do both UnHide and Removal of the selected package, using the following command

    Code:
    WimTweak.exe /n /p <WimMountPath> /c <PackageName> /r
    
    If you use this, then you don't need to use the 4th step in the above guide.

    Then, when you specify the Package Name to be UnHidden, You just specify the part of the Package Name, so that all the corresponding Package Name with the same name will get Unhidden

    and When you specify the Package Name to be removed, it's the same as above

    but if you using the DISM Method to remove the Packages then you need to specify the whole package name.

    and if you specify the base package name, then the dism will remove the base package name along with the corresponding language pack package and the associated packages to..



     
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    #20 RanCorX2, Mar 8, 2014
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    i found mum files in C:\Windows\servicing\Packages what do you need to edit to make them appear in dism get features?

    how to do you get Microsoft-Windows-ProfessionalEdition to appear in the features txt file listing everything? i found the mum file and it lists all the components and they are hidden, i set some to visible but they still don't show up.

    please can someone post info on how to do the mum editing?