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RE: HOW-TO make XBMC for Windows boot as a Shell in Full Screen (the easy way) - zerocool_ie - 2012-08-06 14:30

(2012-06-24 19:57)wally101 Wrote:  The guide worked a treat.

The only thing is:
1) I want XBMC to load to fullscreen when the cpu starts (which it does thanks to the guide)
2) I still want to be able to press \ and put XBMC into window mode so I can use my cpu as normal, which when I do now is just a black screen with nothing on it

So I want it it to boot straight into the XBMC shell but also have the explorer shell startup but remain hidden until I shrink XBMC

Is there anything that can do this?

If you want to have full Windows functionality available, this would be the way I'd do it:
- drop a shortcut to XBMC into your startup group
- set the windows taskbar to auto-hide
- set the desktop background to black
- hide your desktop icons

This would make it look like XBMC is the shell, but still give you the "\" option you were looking for


RE: HOW-TO make XBMC for Windows boot as a Shell in Full Screen (the easy way) - Skank - 2012-08-19 21:59

Used this shell way too, worked perfectly, but have to install aeon skin (which isnt available inside xbmc...)
So i have to download it manually but i cant access windows anymore
I get a black screen also


RE: HOW-TO make XBMC for Windows boot as a Shell in Full Screen (the easy way) - baijuxavior - 2012-08-20 08:29

Try my XBMCLauncher.


RE: HOW-TO make XBMC for Windows boot as a Shell in Full Screen (the easy way) - Skank - 2012-08-20 11:26

(2012-08-20 08:29)baijuxavior Wrote:  Try my XBMCLauncher.

i did, and i even replied in your topic


RE: HOW-TO make XBMC for Windows boot as a Shell in Full Screen (the easy way) - SidoEM2 - 2014-01-15 05:50

I used 1. EventGhost Method found on the wiki page. Everything works fine except the EventGhost windows pops up for about 2 seconds before XBMC launches. Is there a way to hide/minimize the EventGhost window while it is being used as the shell?


RE: HOW-TO make XBMC for Windows boot as a Shell in Full Screen (the easy way) - SidoEM2 - 2014-01-15 06:09

Nvm, it doesn't show up anymore. But now when I use New Task.. in the Task Manager to get back to windows using explorer.exe it only opens the My Computer folder, did I mess something up here


RE: HOW-TO make XBMC for Windows boot as a Shell in Full Screen (the easy way) - testmetest - 2014-04-09 01:12

I installed SilentLaunch and did the InstantSheller. Windows 8 will boot into the XBMC shell. However, there is a command screen that opens prior to XBMC loading. Any ideas how to hide the command screen? (It's a blank window that is titled SilentLaunch.exe)

Thanks for you help!