Windows - HOW-TO make XBMC for Windows boot as a Shell in Full Screen (the easy way)

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zerocool_ie Offline
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(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

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(This post was last modified: 2012-08-06 14:50 by zerocool_ie.)
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Post: #62
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
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Post: #63
Try my XBMCLauncher.
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(2012-08-20 08:29)baijuxavior Wrote:  Try my XBMCLauncher.

i did, and i even replied in your topic
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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?
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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
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testmetest Offline
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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!
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testmetest Offline
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Any ideas? I still have the empty command window that appears for a few seconds before XBMC loading. If anyone has suggestions, I'd greatly appreciate it!
(This post was last modified: 2015-10-23 04:39 by testmetest.)
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Thanks for this; depending on demand, this has potential for a sticky when finished Smile
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