How to automatically start a Metro App on Windows 8How about spending a few minutes along with a nice guide dedicated to Windows 8? Nothing too elaborate, just a more complicated method to automatically start a Metro App to access the system.
With desktop applications, you know, just create a shortcut and place it in the folder to run automatically. With the Windows App Store, however, you must industriarsi. Let us see how.
Step 1 - Identify the name of the app
- Call the box Run ... by pressing the key combination Win + R and open the Registry Editor by running the command regedit system;
- Go to the folder HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Classes \ [app name] and identify the name of the app to launch automatically. It is the one set as the value of the key (Default).
To facilitate the task, here are the names of the app included by default in Windows 8:
- Bing search app: bingsearch
- Finance app: bingfinance
- Maps app: bingmaps
- News app: bingnews
- Sports app: bingsports
- Travel app: bingtravel
- Weather app: bingweather
- Music app: microsoftmusic
- Video app: microsoftvideo
- Calendar app: wlcalendar
- People app: wlpeople
- Games app: xboxgames
- Messaging app: mschat
- Store app: ms-windows-store
- Call the box Run ... by pressing the key combination Win + R and give the command shell: startup.
- Right-click in the autorun folder and select New> Shortcut from the context menu to start creating a new connection.
- Set the path to %windir%\System32\cmd.exe/c start "" "name of app" where instead of the name of the app is the name of the application to run automatically when Windows starts.
- For example, if you want to create a link to Maps, you use the %windir%\System32\cmd.exe/c start "" "bingmaps". Do not forget the colon before the closing quotation marks, and be careful, do not copy-and-paste the command from this page but rewrite it manually.