StartOnDesktop - The Cleanest Solution to Start on Desktop

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  1. Josh Cell

    Josh Cell MDL Developer

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    Reserved for the future.....
     
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  3. user_hidden

    user_hidden MDL Expert

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    thanks Josh for another great tool ....
     
  4. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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    Thanks Josh, working perfectly ;)
     
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  5. Josh Cell

    Josh Cell MDL Developer

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    Thanks for the feedbacks.. I hope that it will help at all.
     
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  6. QuantumBug

    QuantumBug MDL Developer

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    I thought donate links in applications weren't allowed?

    I was asked to remove mine =/

    Nice work though.
     
  7. Pr3acher

    Pr3acher MDL Member

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    Hi,
    have a question Josh, what language are u using ? Which library ? How to write such UI ?
     
  8. Josh Cell

    Josh Cell MDL Developer

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    I made an agreement with the MDL Staff about the donations before adding all stuff on the applications.

    Currently, I'm using C#.NET, and the UI is solid drawed programatically.. Here's the answer for an smallest size compressed (only 40 KB..).
     
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  9. Tito

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    Again Josh.. awesome work!!

    Some minor language glitches..

    1. Windows 8 to starts up should be Windows 8 to start up

    2. without modify, change or tamper should be without modifying, changing or tampering

    3. safe and simply registry should be safe and simple registry

    :)
     
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  10. Josh Cell

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    Thanks for the corrections.. I'll make a fix soon.
     
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  11. cysm

    cysm MDL Junior Member

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    Doesn't work properly. Although it skips the start screen, it automatically opens up the Libraries folder each time you boot to desktop. Classic Shell's new and improved method seems to be cleaner at the moment
     
  12. Josh Cell

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    #12 Josh Cell, Nov 3, 2012
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    It's expected for an application that not increase the boot time, use services or tamper any file.

    Just a native way to do it without external programs! You know the better...
     
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    Thanks again for this small app.
     
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  15. ace2

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    #15 ace2, Nov 5, 2012
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    1.StartOnDesktop (This is now old info GOTO Page 3 #28)

    StartOnDesktop WITH RUN.cmd (SHOWS "Run" Command Dialog Box).

    @ECHO OFF
    CLS

    PING -n 4 127.0.0.1 > nul
    START explorer.exe shell:::{2559a1f3-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}

    (COPY RUN.cmd TO C:\Windows)

    REGEDIT:

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
    "Shell"="explorer.exe, RUN.cmd"

    2.StartOnDesktop

    StartOnDesktop WITH KILL.cmd (KILLS "Run" Command Dialog Box).

    @ECHO OFF
    CLS

    START explorer.exe shell:::{2559a1f3-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}
    PING -n 4 127.0.0.1 > nul
    TASKKILL /IM explorer.exe /F
    START explorer.exe

    (COPY KILL.cmd TO C:\Windows)

    REGEDIT:

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
    "Shell"="explorer.exe, KILL.cmd"

    Josh Cell StartOnDesktop for Windows 8 Tool is the most stable (Boots every time to desktop)http://forums.mydigitallife.net/vb4_style/smilies_default/biggrin.png
     
  16. KNARZ

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    I respect your work as I said but I don't think this is meant to be called 'clean'.
    "explorer.exe explorer.exe" means open it as shell in addtion with an explorer window.
    I absolutly agree that it's pretty safe and doesn't need anything more in addition but from my definition it's not meant to be "clean" or even cleanest.
     
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  17. Josh Cell

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    #17 Josh Cell, Nov 5, 2012
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    You don't understand my clean concept.. The installation is clean.

    And, I see no problem on the library window showing every boot. I'm not a perfectionist.

    I prefer a window more than touch on a lot of stuff on the operating system simply for not see one window on the start, or install any service, tasks, startup entries, but is a question of the user.

    If anyone not like of the results, the uninstall feature works in one click anyway.

    The user knows of the explorer that is doubly initialized, I personally like as it.
     
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  18. ace2

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    #18 ace2, Nov 5, 2012
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    Cleaned Up Useless Info
     
  19. KNARZ

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    @ace2
    Sry but this doesn't make any seens at all. - executing, killing, waiting, reopen... sry what?!
    This is the worst workaround i've ever seen. sry.


    And Josh: It takes about 10sek. I see a taskbar with black background, popping up a library, flickering. still black background with colored taskbar ... it's all over fractales. Desktop loads... (yeah) icons appear. flickering. done.

    This i not clean after my definition.
    but easy and save it is.
     
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  20. Josh Cell

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    It depends of your hardware.. For me, I just see the Start Screen for 0,5 seconds and the desktop is shown instantly.

    VM's is so slow for that.

    I'll see the way, but looks so slow because you're killing and opening the process instance.
     
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