POM and Windows Modern Apps

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matthack
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POM and Windows Modern Apps

Post by matthack » 12 Feb 2019 11:05

Hi!

Is there a way to use Windows 10 Modern Apps in the POM menu?

Thanks a lot,
Matt

Leito
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Re: POM and Windows Modern Apps

Post by Leito » 12 Feb 2019 12:11

Did you try calling such a command (example is for the Alarms & Clock app)?

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"explorer.exe" shell:Appsfolder\Microsoft.WindowsAlarms_8wekyb3d8bbwe!App

matthack
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Re: POM and Windows Modern Apps

Post by matthack » 12 Feb 2019 12:42

I tried this command (I need it to open image files with the Windows included photo's app):
png;jpg;tif;gif;>shell:Appsfolder\Microsoft.Windows.Photos_8wekyb3d8bbwe!App

But it only launches the program

jupe
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Re: POM and Windows Modern Apps

Post by jupe » 12 Feb 2019 12:57

There is a workaround described here:

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=19319#p163259

klownboy
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Re: POM and Windows Modern Apps

Post by klownboy » 12 Feb 2019 16:00

If you don't want to go the route that Jupe mentioned above, and you always want to open the image file in Photos you could of course simply associate the Photos app in the Windows "open with" context menu (not the XYplorer open with menu). I didn't want to do that since I wanted the default opening of a JPG file to be accomplished using my image viewer program "ImageEye". So I ended up doing this with a Customized File Association:

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"ImageEye or Photos [shift]|D:\Graphics\Image Eye\Image Eye.exe" jpg>::if(!get("Shift")==1) {openwith "D:\Graphics\Image Eye\Image Eye.exe"} else {selectitems "<pfaitem>";sendkeys "+{F10}{h}{Down 5}{Enter}";}
Holding down the shift key while double clicking brings up the image in Photos and a normal double click opens the image in ImageEye. Of course you can change your default. The number following "Down" will depend on where Photos appears in your open with list.

matthack
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Re: POM and Windows Modern Apps

Post by matthack » 12 Feb 2019 16:49

Thanks for all the suggestions - I will give them a try!

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