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[CLOSED] Advanced Launcher - Applications Launcher Addon for XBMC
(2013-02-03, 09:26)gerner Wrote:
(2013-01-27, 18:41)Angelscry Wrote:
(2013-01-27, 18:19)joelones Wrote: now if i could just solve the no sound issue with the flash plugin
To be able to have sound with external application I think that you will have to waitthe release the final version of Frodo or use the stable version of XBMC (Eden).

Hiya, just wondering if there are any fixes / workarounds for the issue with sound in external apps with Frodo? I'm using xbmcbuntu, attempting to launch skype but get no sound.
Release version of Frodo XBMC fix the problem for me... once you have pulseaudio installed on your system.

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Hello, escuse me if a solution exist but I'm new here and I need help to find my problem
I use advanced Launcher to import LNK shortcut from a folder
Advanced Launcher use Explorer.exe to launch the APP
For some shortcut I use a specific path (STEAM) ("E:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe" - login mylogin mypass -silent -applaunch 420) and for another I use a simple shortcut like ("E:\Program Files\Doom 3\Doom3.exe")
I use all thumbs and fanart from a local folder

My problem:
My library is perfect >> Info, fanart, thumb but when I launch a game, I get an "Error script addon.py"
I have this in the log:
Code:
14:26:04 T:5800  NOTICE: Launcher: found 2 launchers
14:26:04 T:5800   ERROR: EXCEPTION: Unimplemented method: executehttpapi::XBMCAddon::xbmc::executehttpapi(...)
14:26:04 T:5800   ERROR: EXCEPTION Thrown (PythonToCppException) : -->Python callback/script returned the following error<--
                                             - NOTE: IGNORING THIS CAN LEAD TO MEMORY LEAKS!
                                            Error Type: <type 'exceptions.RuntimeError'>
                                            Error Contents: Unimplemented method: executehttpapi::XBMCAddon::xbmc::executehttpapi(...)
                                            Traceback (most recent call last):
                                              File "C:\Users\Skypichat\AppData\Roaming\XBMC\addons\plugin.program.advanced.launcher\addon.py", line 19, in <module>
                                                plugin.Main()
                                              File "C:\Users\Skypichat\AppData\Roaming\XBMC\addons\plugin.program.advanced.launcher\resources\lib\launcher_plugin.py", line 189, in __init__
                                                self._run_launcher(launcher)
                                              File "C:\Users\Skypichat\AppData\Roaming\XBMC\addons\plugin.program.advanced.launcher\resources\lib\launcher_plugin.py", line 1129, in _run_launcher
                                                xbmc.executehttpapi("Action(199)")
                                            RuntimeError: Unimplemented method: executehttpapi::XBMCAddon::xbmc::executehttpapi(...)
                                            -->End of Python script error report<--
14:26:08 T:5188  NOTICE: Thread XBPyThread start, auto delete: false
14:26:08 T:5188  NOTICE: -->Python Interpreter Initialized<--
14:26:08 T:5188   ERROR: C:\Users\Skypichat\AppData\Roaming\XBMC\addons\plugin.program.advanced.launcher\resources\lib\launcher_plugin.py:37: DeprecationWarning: the md5 module is deprecated; use hashlib instead

Code:
"""
    Plugin for Launching programs
"""

# main imports
import sys
import os

# plugin constants
__plugin__ = "Advanced Launcher"
__author__ = "Angelscry"
__url__ = "http://code.google.com/p/xbmc-advanced-launcher/"
__svn_url__ = "http://xbmc-advanced-launcher.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/plugin.program.advanced.launcher/"
__credits__ = "Leo212, CinPoU, JustSomeUser, Zerqent, Zosky, Atsumori"
__version__ = "1.7.6"

if ( __name__ == "__main__" ):
    import resources.lib.launcher_plugin as plugin
    plugin.Main()
If you need another log or something, I can
I'm french (maybe a language problem ?
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(2013-02-03, 15:47)skypichat Wrote: Hello, escuse me if a solution exist but I'm new here and I need help to find my problem
I use advanced Launcher to import LNK shortcut from a folder
Advanced Launcher use Explorer.exe to launch the APP
For some shortcut I use a specific path (STEAM) ("E:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe" - login mylogin mypass -silent -applaunch 420) and for another I use a simple shortcut like ("E:\Program Files\Doom 3\Doom3.exe")
I use all thumbs and fanart from a local folder

My problem:
My library is perfect >> Info, fanart, thumb but when I launch a game, I get an "Error script addon.py"
I have this in the log:
Code:
14:26:04 T:5800  NOTICE: Launcher: found 2 launchers
14:26:04 T:5800   ERROR: EXCEPTION: Unimplemented method: executehttpapi::XBMCAddon::xbmc::executehttpapi(...)
14:26:04 T:5800   ERROR: EXCEPTION Thrown (PythonToCppException) : -->Python callback/script returned the following error<--
                                             - NOTE: IGNORING THIS CAN LEAD TO MEMORY LEAKS!
                                            Error Type: <type 'exceptions.RuntimeError'>
                                            Error Contents: Unimplemented method: executehttpapi::XBMCAddon::xbmc::executehttpapi(...)
                                            Traceback (most recent call last):
                                              File "C:\Users\Skypichat\AppData\Roaming\XBMC\addons\plugin.program.advanced.launcher\addon.py", line 19, in <module>
                                                plugin.Main()
                                              File "C:\Users\Skypichat\AppData\Roaming\XBMC\addons\plugin.program.advanced.launcher\resources\lib\launcher_plugin.py", line 189, in __init__
                                                self._run_launcher(launcher)
                                              File "C:\Users\Skypichat\AppData\Roaming\XBMC\addons\plugin.program.advanced.launcher\resources\lib\launcher_plugin.py", line 1129, in _run_launcher
                                                xbmc.executehttpapi("Action(199)")
                                            RuntimeError: Unimplemented method: executehttpapi::XBMCAddon::xbmc::executehttpapi(...)
                                            -->End of Python script error report<--
14:26:08 T:5188  NOTICE: Thread XBPyThread start, auto delete: false
14:26:08 T:5188  NOTICE: -->Python Interpreter Initialized<--
14:26:08 T:5188   ERROR: C:\Users\Skypichat\AppData\Roaming\XBMC\addons\plugin.program.advanced.launcher\resources\lib\launcher_plugin.py:37: DeprecationWarning: the md5 module is deprecated; use hashlib instead

Code:
"""
    Plugin for Launching programs
"""

# main imports
import sys
import os

# plugin constants
__plugin__ = "Advanced Launcher"
__author__ = "Angelscry"
__url__ = "http://code.google.com/p/xbmc-advanced-launcher/"
__svn_url__ = "http://xbmc-advanced-launcher.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/plugin.program.advanced.launcher/"
__credits__ = "Leo212, CinPoU, JustSomeUser, Zerqent, Zosky, Atsumori"
__version__ = "1.7.6"

if ( __name__ == "__main__" ):
    import resources.lib.launcher_plugin as plugin
    plugin.Main()
If you need another log or something, I can
I'm french (maybe a language problem ?
The problem is that the version of Advanced Launcher (1.7.6) on the official XBMC Frodo repository is not compatible with XBMC Frodo. You just have to Install the last version of Advanced Launcher (1.10.18). All is indicated into the first post of this thread.

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(2013-02-03, 09:26)gerner Wrote:
(2013-01-27, 18:41)Angelscry Wrote:
(2013-01-27, 18:19)joelones Wrote: now if i could just solve the no sound issue with the flash plugin
To be able to have sound with external application I think that you will have to waitthe release the final version of Frodo or use the stable version of XBMC (Eden).
Hiya, just wondering if there are any fixes / workarounds for the issue with sound in external apps with Frodo? I'm using xbmcbuntu, attempting to launch skype but get no sound.
This is how I have configured my linux system to have audio for applications started from XBMC Frodo. I'm using the Archlinux distribution, so I'm not sure this manipulation will be exactly the same for other distributions (Ubuntu, XBMCBuntu, Openelec, etc...). The main cause of the problem is that applications using pulseaudio (XBMC) and applications using ALSA (firefox, mednafen, etc...) cannot always play audio at the same time.

First you need to have ASLA and Pulseaudio packages installed on your system. This is the package I have installed on my systems :

alsa-firmware
alsa-lib
alsa-oss
alsa-utils
pulseaudio
pavucontrol

You have to check that the pulseaudio-alsa package is not installed on your system. If it is installed, just remove it.

Then you will have to edit the /etc/pulse/default.pa file.

First, found the lines refering to module-alsa-sink and module-alsa-source loading and edit them to indicated to use dmix and dsnoop parameters, like this :

Code:
load-module module-alsa-sink device=dmix
load-module module-alsa-source device=dsnoop

Then, found the lines refering to module-udev-detect and module-detect and comment them, like this :

Code:
# load-module module-udev-detect
# load-module module-detect

Save the /etc/pulse/default.pa file and reboot your system.
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(2013-02-03, 14:07)Angelscry Wrote:
(2013-02-03, 12:10)Aergan Wrote: Hi, I'm using Frodo RC3 and Advanced launcher on Server 2012. After creating more than 5 launchers I get an addon.py error then it asks me to create a new launcher - If I cancel or complete this then it wipes out any launchers I had previously.
This also happens if I create a new file launcher (emulator) and it fails to scrape information (e,g, Sega Genesis 32X / Sega Mega Drive 32X) or mark a single item as finished.

I've tried uninstalling/deleting from my profile and reinstalling but I am still having the same issue.

Using the AngelCry repo version 1.10.18
Do you have the same problem is you use the new released and stable version of XBMC? Because RC3 is unstable and now deprecated...


(2013-02-03, 07:28)psychomaniac Wrote:
(2013-02-03, 02:12)Angelscry Wrote: I have replaced my launchers.xml file by yours and Advanced Launcher was able to open the www.tweakers.net website into Internet Explorer, into kiosk mode without any problem.

Which version of XBMC are you using? Which version of Advanced Launcher are you using? And which skin are your using?

I'm using XBMC frodo and the latest version of Advanced launcher (couple of posts ago). The skin is Aeon Nox. I will try this afternoon confluence skin, maybe that's the problem...
By Frodo you mean the release version or a RC version?


I downloaded it from the official xbmc download website. I think that's the Release version.

I tried a lot of stuff this afternoon. I can start every other program on my pc except Internet Explorer... I changed the skin to confluence but that didn't help. I removed Advanced launcher and deleted the folder in the plugins folder and reinstalled it again with the zip file from your first post (1.10.18). Then i tried to start Tweakers.net again and nothing happend. Then I started the task manager and saw that the iexplore.exe proces was running. Every time i started the launcher, a new instance of iexplore.exe appeared. But i couldn't focus and didn't see any of the windows. I closed all of the iexplore.exe processes and tried again but no result, there was a iexplore.exe instance but without a window. When i start Internet Explorer from my desktop, it gives a message that it didn't close properly and i could choose for recover session. when i did that i got this new window:

res://ieframe.dll/acr_error.htm#,res://ieframe.dll/acr_error.htm#tweakers.net,http://tweakers.net/

Hope you can find a sollution for this problem, it becomes pretty strange Smile
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(2013-02-03, 16:26)Angelscry Wrote: The problem is that the version of Advanced Launcher (1.7.6) on the official XBMC Frodo repository is not compatible with XBMC Frodo. You just have to Install the last version of Advanced Launcher (1.10.18). All is indicated into the first post of this thread.
Blush My bad
Escuse me for the desagrement
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(2013-02-03, 17:25)psychomaniac Wrote: I downloaded it from the official xbmc download website. I think that's the Release version.

I tried a lot of stuff this afternoon. I can start every other program on my pc except Internet Explorer... I changed the skin to confluence but that didn't help. I removed Advanced launcher and deleted the folder in the plugins folder and reinstalled it again with the zip file from your first post (1.10.18). Then i tried to start Tweakers.net again and nothing happend. Then I started the task manager and saw that the iexplore.exe proces was running. Every time i started the launcher, a new instance of iexplore.exe appeared. But i couldn't focus and didn't see any of the windows. I closed all of the iexplore.exe processes and tried again but no result, there was a iexplore.exe instance but without a window. When i start Internet Explorer from my desktop, it gives a message that it didn't close properly and i could choose for recover session. when i did that i got this new window:

res://ieframe.dll/acr_error.htm#,res://ieframe.dll/acr_error.htm#tweakers.net,http://tweakers.net/

Hope you can find a sollution for this problem, it becomes pretty strange Smile
Ok... if all other applications can be started correctly, so this is an Internet Explorer related problem. And because I do not have at all this problem with Internet Explorer on my system, so the problem is only related to Internet Explorer on your system : http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/ie/fo...c217c770c5

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Angel's Cry, Thanks for the app. My boys really thank you for having and easy way to bring up Mario Kart 64! I have run into an issue lately though. Before I upgraded to Frodo I was just using Advanced Launcher to simply launch basic applications. Once I upgraded to Frodo Rom Collection Manager broke and I found that Advanced Launcher handled Project64 better and I like the interface better any way. I started adding all of my emulators in and everything went fine until I added dos box. At one point while adding artwork I got an addon.py error. I never had an issue adding artwork for N64, NES, and SNES emulators or any other app that I was using. Unfortunately when that error occurred it over wrote my launchers.xml and it was blank. I no longer had any launcher.

Now as I go in and try to readd my launchers again I keep randomly getting that error message and I add artwork. I believe one time it even happend when I was just trying to delete a Launcher. Most often what happens is the launchers.xml file is just blank after the error happens. Once time I did check the file and the first 30-50 lines or so were blank then it started data for the Project64 launcher about half way through the XML data. Most of the time I get this when adding a launcher I made for Firefox to launch various websites. Once the launcher has pulled all the links in I go in and manually add icons that I downloaded by selecting the Select Local Image (Link) option. Eventually the addons.py error pops up and overwrites my launchers.xml.

This most recent time around I got through all the websites. I created a Project64 launcher. Before I added any items to the launcher I updated the Thumbnail image only and used a scrapper to pull the image. I did not see the error message pop up instead of showing me my launcher it automatically popped up the box to create a new launcher and my launchers.xml file is blank now.

xbmc log:http://pastebin.com/Vamy0Yr0
launchers.xml after I got the websites created the way I wanted and before I started adding the Project64 launcher: http://pastebin.com/ssMeG14T
Current Launcers.xml is empty.

By the way I tried signing up over at http://www.gwenael.org/forum and post on your forum there but when registering the bot verification method keep looping through the math problems (on the plus side my 6 yr old enjoyed solving them).
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(2013-02-03, 21:33)gurgietrueshot Wrote: Angel's Cry, Thanks for the app. My boys really thank you for having and easy way to bring up Mario Kart 64! I have run into an issue lately though. Before I upgraded to Frodo I was just using Advanced Launcher to simply launch basic applications. Once I upgraded to Frodo Rom Collection Manager broke and I found that Advanced Launcher handled Project64 better and I like the interface better any way. I started adding all of my emulators in and everything went fine until I added dos box. At one point while adding artwork I got an addon.py error. I never had an issue adding artwork for N64, NES, and SNES emulators or any other app that I was using. Unfortunately when that error occurred it over wrote my launchers.xml and it was blank. I no longer had any launcher.

Now as I go in and try to readd my launchers again I keep randomly getting that error message and I add artwork. I believe one time it even happend when I was just trying to delete a Launcher. Most often what happens is the launchers.xml file is just blank after the error happens. Once time I did check the file and the first 30-50 lines or so were blank then it started data for the Project64 launcher about half way through the XML data. Most of the time I get this when adding a launcher I made for Firefox to launch various websites. Once the launcher has pulled all the links in I go in and manually add icons that I downloaded by selecting the Select Local Image (Link) option. Eventually the addons.py error pops up and overwrites my launchers.xml.

This most recent time around I got through all the websites. I created a Project64 launcher. Before I added any items to the launcher I updated the Thumbnail image only and used a scrapper to pull the image. I did not see the error message pop up instead of showing me my launcher it automatically popped up the box to create a new launcher and my launchers.xml file is blank now.

xbmc log:http://pastebin.com/Vamy0Yr0
launchers.xml after I got the websites created the way I wanted and before I started adding the Project64 launcher: http://pastebin.com/ssMeG14T
Current Launcers.xml is empty.

By the way I tried signing up over at http://www.gwenael.org/forum and post on your forum there but when registering the bot verification method keep looping through the math problems (on the plus side my 6 yr old enjoyed solving them).
It seems to be a very vicious bug. I was only able to reproduce it 1 time during three hours of constant deleting/creating/scraping launcher and items. I may found how to fix it, but because it is really hard to reproduce, I'm not totally sure. What I'm suspecting is that an error (copy/paste image file) was occuring during the launchers.xml file creation/save, resulting of an empty file.

I have first fixed an error related to a wrong number of the __init__() function arguments (use for the display of images list). The I have secured the launchers.xml file creation/saving process using XBMC busy dialog to avoid the process to be stopped by any possible error. Finally I have secured all the shutil.copy2() actions from any read/write rights possible errors.

All this modification will be included into the version 1.10.19 of Advanced Launcher. Could you please confirm me if the bug still occuring or not with this new version?
Version 1.10.19 :
This new version of Advanced Launcher attempt to fix a vicious bug linked to an error (copy/paste image file) that was occuring during the launchers.xml file creation/save, resulting of an empty launchers.xml file. This version first fix an error related to a wrong number of the __init__() function arguments (use for the display of images list). It also secure the launchers.xml file creation/saving process using XBMC busy dialog to avoid the process to be stopped by any possible error. And finally it secure all the shutil.copy2() actions from any read/write rights possible errors.

Changelog:
  • Add busy dialog during launchers.xml file creation/saving.
  • Fix __init__() arguments number error.
  • Secure shutil.copy2() actions.
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6.5 hours after submitting a bug and there is a build with a potential fix. That is absolutely incredible. I really appreciate it. Thanks.

I'll try to test it out some more tomorrow. While playing around today I don't wonder if it had to do with the thumbnail files from a previous setup still being in the thumbnail files folder. I went through and deleted all the images from the thumbs and fanart folders and I haven't had an error yet. I also enabled file overwrite in the options and haven't had an issue since. I have setup 5 launchers so far. I'll try to update and work on my DosBox launcher which is the most labor intensive launcher I have.

Again thanks for all the work.
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I'm receiving error while trying to launch chrome in XBMCBuntu (latest).

Error from xbmc.log
Code:
13:37:52 T:2726517568  NOTICE: Thread XBPyThread start, auto delete: false
13:37:52 T:2726517568  NOTICE: -->Python Interpreter Initialized<--
13:37:52 T:2726517568  NOTICE: Launcher: found 1 launchers
13:37:52 T:2726517568   ERROR: EXCEPTION Thrown (PythonToCppException) : -->Python callback/script returned the following error<--
                                             - NOTE: IGNORING THIS CAN LEAD TO MEMORY LEAKS!
                                            Error Type: <type 'exceptions.KeyError'>
                                            Error Contents: ('3e3dde57ff393a83273cf088eaf15e6d',)
                                            Traceback (most recent call last):
                                              File "/home/cvele/.xbmc/addons/plugin.program.advanced.launcher/addon.py", line 19, in <module>
                                                plugin.Main()
                                              File "/home/cvele/.xbmc/addons/plugin.program.advanced.launcher/resources/lib/launcher_plugin.py", line 187, in __init__
                                                if (self.launchers[launcher]["rompath"] == ""):
                                            KeyError: ('3e3dde57ff393a83273cf088eaf15e6d',)
                                            -->End of Python script error report<--
13:37:52 T:3007518528   ERROR: XBMC.PlayMedia could not play media: plugin://plugin.program.advanced.launcher/?3e3dde57ff393a83273cf088eaf15e6d

Launchers.xml
Code:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" standalone="yes"?>
<launchers>
        <launcher>
                <id>377fc9a421ab9b958a10f5b7f5c71192</id>
                <name>chrome</name>
                <application>/home/cvele/Scripts/chrome</application>
                <args></args>
                <rompath></rompath>
                <thumbpath>/home/cvele/</thumbpath>
                <fanartpath></fanartpath>
                <custompath></custompath>
                <romext></romext>
                <platform>Linux</platform>
                <thumb></thumb>
                <fanart></fanart>
                <genre></genre>
                <release></release>
                <publisher></publisher>
                <launcherplot></launcherplot>
                <minimize>true</minimize>
                <lnk></lnk>
                <roms>
                </roms>
        </launcher>
</launchers>

Chrome launcher script:
Code:
#!/bin/bash
openbox &
/usr/bin/google-chrome
killall -9 openbox

Permissions for script folder and script
Code:
drwxrwxr-x  2 cvele cvele  4096 Jan 31 20:00 Scripts
Code:
-rwxrwxr-x  1 cvele cvele   64 Jan 31 20:00 chrome

XBMC is also running under user cvele:
Code:
cvele     1480  0.0  0.0   2232   520 ?        Ss   13:17   0:00      \_ /bin/sh /usr/bin/xbmc-standalone
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@Vladimir Cvetic
What do you mean by latest version of XBMCBuntu? Which XBMC version? Which Advanced Launcher version?

Are you sure your xbmc.log and launchers.xml file are correct? Because launcher ID into xbmc.log file is 3e3dde57ff393a83273cf088eaf15e6d and launcher ID into launchers.xml is 377fc9a421ab9b958a10f5b7f5c71192. Maybe... it could be the cause of the problem...Undecided
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(2013-02-03, 19:52)Angelscry Wrote:
(2013-02-03, 17:25)psychomaniac Wrote: I downloaded it from the official xbmc download website. I think that's the Release version.

I tried a lot of stuff this afternoon. I can start every other program on my pc except Internet Explorer... I changed the skin to confluence but that didn't help. I removed Advanced launcher and deleted the folder in the plugins folder and reinstalled it again with the zip file from your first post (1.10.18). Then i tried to start Tweakers.net again and nothing happend. Then I started the task manager and saw that the iexplore.exe proces was running. Every time i started the launcher, a new instance of iexplore.exe appeared. But i couldn't focus and didn't see any of the windows. I closed all of the iexplore.exe processes and tried again but no result, there was a iexplore.exe instance but without a window. When i start Internet Explorer from my desktop, it gives a message that it didn't close properly and i could choose for recover session. when i did that i got this new window:

res://ieframe.dll/acr_error.htm#,res://ieframe.dll/acr_error.htm#tweakers.net,http://tweakers.net/

Hope you can find a sollution for this problem, it becomes pretty strange Smile
Ok... if all other applications can be started correctly, so this is an Internet Explorer related problem. And because I do not have at all this problem with Internet Explorer on my system, so the problem is only related to Internet Explorer on your system : http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/ie/fo...c217c770c5


I tried the sollution on that website but i don't have any addons installed, so i can't disable any, it's a relatively new windows installation. So i removed internet explorer and reinstalled it again. Without result... So i tried something completely different, i reinstalled my laptop and installed xbmc frodo (release) and your latest version of advanced launcher and i have the exact same problem...

I seems like there is a problem the way internet explorer is started by advanced launcher. I simply tried to execute from start menu > Run > C:\program files\internet explorer\iexplore.exe "http://www.tweakers.net", internet explorer is starting normaly.

What is your pc configuration? also windows 7, 64bit, xbmc frodo? I disabled my virusscanner, Sabnzb, deamon tools, etc. so there are no other backbround processes running.

The strangest thing is that internet explorer process is started twice. One proces of 12mb and the other is around 6mb. Couldn't there be something wrong with the way you call the executable process?
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(2013-02-04, 15:29)psychomaniac Wrote: I tried the sollution on that website but i don't have any addons installed, so i can't disable any, it's a relatively new windows installation. So i removed internet explorer and reinstalled it again. Without result... So i tried something completely different, i reinstalled my laptop and installed xbmc frodo (release) and your latest version of advanced launcher and i have the exact same problem...

I seems like there is a problem the way internet explorer is started by advanced launcher. I simply tried to execute from start menu > Run > C:\program files\internet explorer\iexplore.exe "http://www.tweakers.net", internet explorer is starting normaly.

What is your pc configuration? also windows 7, 64bit, xbmc frodo? I disabled my virusscanner, Sabnzb, deamon tools, etc. so there are no other backbround processes running.

The strangest thing is that internet explorer process is started twice. One proces of 12mb and the other is around 6mb. Couldn't there be something wrong with the way you call the executable process?
The way the process is called is the same for all the application. So it could not explain why you only have a problem with internet explorer. Advanced launcher include 3 different way to start application under Windows : from executable (.exe), from shortcut (.lnk) and from bash script (.bat). You reported me that all this 3 methods are not able to start Internet Explorer on your system. I could understand that it could have a problem into the way Advanced Launcher start an executable file, but for the LNK and BAT methods, Advanced Launcher do not care what the LNK and BAT files contain.

My windows system is actually Windows 8, 64 bits, with Frodo.

How do you exactly start Internet Explorer from Advanced Launcher?

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(2013-02-04, 15:40)Angelscry Wrote:
(2013-02-04, 15:29)psychomaniac Wrote: I tried the sollution on that website but i don't have any addons installed, so i can't disable any, it's a relatively new windows installation. So i removed internet explorer and reinstalled it again. Without result... So i tried something completely different, i reinstalled my laptop and installed xbmc frodo (release) and your latest version of advanced launcher and i have the exact same problem...

I seems like there is a problem the way internet explorer is started by advanced launcher. I simply tried to execute from start menu > Run > C:\program files\internet explorer\iexplore.exe "http://www.tweakers.net", internet explorer is starting normaly.

What is your pc configuration? also windows 7, 64bit, xbmc frodo? I disabled my virusscanner, Sabnzb, deamon tools, etc. so there are no other backbround processes running.

The strangest thing is that internet explorer process is started twice. One proces of 12mb and the other is around 6mb. Couldn't there be something wrong with the way you call the executable process?
The way the process is called is the same for all the application. So it could not explain why you only have a problem with internet explorer. Advanced launcher include 3 different way to start application under Windows : from executable (.exe), from shortcut (.lnk) and from bash script (.bat). You reported me that all this 3 methods are not able to start Internet Explorer on your system. I could understand that it could have a problem into the way Advanced Launcher start an executable file, but for the LNK and BAT methods, Advanced Launcher do not care what the LNK and BAT files contain.

My windows system is actually Windows 8, 64 bits, with Frodo.

How do you exactly start Internet Explorer from Advanced Launcher?


I made a mistake... Batch and Lnk do work! I'm not sure why it didn't work with nircmd before but i made a simple batchfile and explorer is starting, kiosk mode and a custom website. If i use .lnk, the argument isn't working, i replace %rom% by www.anywebsite.com and it starts with the normal startpage.

The disadvantage of batch is that XBMC isn't returning full screen after closing explorer. So i tried again with a batchfile witch calls nircmd and i found a sollution!

The first batch i tried did the following:

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cd "c:\program files\internet explorer\"
iexplore.exe -k %1
nircmd win max process XBMC.exe
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that didn't work, the batchfile didn't start. Realy nothing happend, even no switch to the desktop as happend with iexplore.exe... but i changed it to:

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"c:\program files\internet explorer\iexplore.exe -k %1
nircmd win max process XBMC.exe
-----------------------------------------------------------------------

And this works! XBMC is also nicely returning full screen after closing Internet explorer.

Still not sure why iexplore.exe isn't starting directly but this is a perfect sollution! Also not sure why the .LNK isn't starting the website from the arguments...

If you want to continue troubleshooting just to bugfix, i'm willing to help you Smile

Thanks for thinking with me and helping me out here! Smile
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