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[Oblytile] why its not showing most existing shortcuts ?

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    Windows 8 64 bits

    [Oblytile] why its not showing most existing shortcuts ?


    You guys probbaly heard of oblytile the custom tile maker for win 8.

    It has an option to convert shortcuts to tiles but its not detecting most of my shortcuts.I know you can manually choose the program path but it doesnt work when different shortcuts share the same .exe .

    For example the Office Infopath 2013 is in fact 2 programs : InfoPath Filler and InfoPath Designer and Indeed ther are 2 shortcuts.But they are not detected by Oplytile so I have to point the program path to the Infopath.exe. The problem is that the tile created opens the Infopath Filler and not Designer which I inted to use more often.

    So how should I proceeed in order to add to oblytile shortcuts list the above programs or maybe there is a way to make the Infopath.exe to open the Designer instead the Filler?
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    USA, Idaho
    Posts : 1,062
    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)


    First I've heard of this program, so had to download and play around with it for awhile. Really cannot find a use for it, and attempting to recreate your problem; well that just didn't happen. Truly sorry.
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    Windows 8 64 bits


    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    First I've heard of this program, so had to download and play around with it for awhile. Really cannot find a use for it, and attempting to recreate your problem; well that just didn't happen. Truly sorry.
    the program creates tiles instead of hose tiny shortcuts that fill your win8 starccreen when you instal a new program. It really ad a sense of look to the startscreen. You probably dont have any custom tiles set to see how different will be your startscreen with only big tiles ( as it should be). Here ! check this set Metro UI Icon Set - 725 Icons by *dAKirby309 on deviantART

    You can recreate my problem by selecting from the uper right menu "Open tile manager" and then "convert shortcut to tiles"
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    USA, Idaho
    Posts : 1,062
    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)


    Quote Originally Posted by StefaNafetS View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    First I've heard of this program, so had to download and play around with it for awhile. Really cannot find a use for it, and attempting to recreate your problem; well that just didn't happen. Truly sorry.
    the program creates tiles instead of hose tiny shortcuts that fill your win8 starccreen when you instal a new program. It really ad a sense of look to the startscreen. You probably dont have any custom tiles set to see how different will be your startscreen with only big tiles ( as it should be). Here ! check this set Metro UI Icon Set - 725 Icons by *dAKirby309 on deviantART

    You can recreate my problem by selecting from the uper right menu "Open tile manager" and then "convert shortcut to tiles"
    Thanks for the info will test this out in my Win Blue VM. . .
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    For different tiles you need the path to be to the EXACT .exe file.

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    Windows 8 64 bits


    yeas but Infopath are virtually 2 programs ( Filler and Designer) that have the same .exe . How to deal with that ?
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    Windows 7


    Make new shortcut and name it InfoPath Designer 2013. Open properties for shortcut and under target ad /design. Make shure that you have one space between ........OPATH.EXE" and /design. Like this ........OPATH.EXE" /design.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    First I've heard of this program, so had to download and play around with it for awhile. Really cannot find a use for it, and attempting to recreate your problem; well that just didn't happen. Truly sorry.
    Here's my use for it - I don't like the circus colors on the Start Screen - lol.
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