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Desktop - Boot Directy to using a Scheduled Task

  1. #10


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    At the moment this is the only solution I get to work on every PC, going to desktop with Libraries open.
    At the moment this does the job well.

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  2. #11


    Sorry Hopachi. As I said, I need to enable the Admin tools in the settings, in order to get a result from search. It may be my particular configuration. It is not my intention to discredit your tutorial.- You do have to reboot after enabling or disabling, but this is what I get. As you can see, if I have the Admin tools disbled, like this:

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    I get this:

    Click image for larger versionIf I enable the Admin tools, and reboot, I get this:
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  3. #12


    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
    Posts : 1,452
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Have you tried the settings search as told in tutorial, WIN + W?

    Anyway, both search terms Task and Schedule finds Task Scheduler on my systems using app search (Win > Search or Win + Q > Search), and searching Scheduler in settings search finds it, with or without admin tiles.

    Task Scheduler should also be found in All Apps.
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  4. #13


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    seems Explorer is the only one which causes Windows to enter directly to desktop. All other applications, including browsers wait until the user has clicked the Desktop tile before executing the task.
    Hmmm... Interesting.

    Metro and the Start Screen are part of Explorer so Explorer always stared first, showing what it has to show.
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  5. #14


    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
    Posts : 1,452
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Yes, it is interesting. I would have thought other basic native Windows tools would also take user directly to desktop if launched on logon as a scheduled task but for instance Command Prompt behaves as I described: logon stops in Start Screen and cmd.exe (as scheduled task) is only launched when user clicks Desktop tile.

    Most fascinating is that my tests with two tasks, launch Explorer in a separate task first on logon, then wait a few seconds and launch Taskkill to terminate this second Explorer process resulting an empty desktop works in one of my desktops and one vm. On all other rigs, physical and vm I have tested the logon stops at Start Screen, then when desktop tile is clicked the Explorer opens and immediately closes as these two tasks are launched.

    But, it's OK. I like this challenge. If you have some ideas to test, please tell.

    Kari
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  6. #15


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Dave, the search on the start is bumpy sometimes, can't figure out why. Some items need to be placed as shortcuts by force...

    Going through the classical Control Panel (click anywhere in an open Explorer and go tho Desktop, then Control Panel) helps.
    I see that those Admin tools are pinnable all at once but I didn't needed this in my config just to confirm.

    My apologies if I missed some details.

    If you've already fixed the issue then great job.
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  7. #16


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    Yes, it is interesting. I would have thought other basic native Windows tools would also take user directly to desktop if launched on logon as a scheduled task but for instance Command Prompt behaves as I described: logon stops in Start Screen and cmd.exe (as scheduled task) is only launched when user clicks Desktop tile.

    Most fascinating is that my tests with two tasks, launch Explorer in a separate task first on logon, then wait a few seconds and launch Taskkill to terminate this second Explorer process resulting an empty desktop works in one of my desktops and one vm. On all other rigs, physical and vm I have tested the logon stops at Start Screen, then when desktop tile is clicked the Explorer opens and immediately closes as these two tasks are launched.

    But, it's OK. I like this challenge. If you have some ideas to test, please tell.

    Kari
    No ideas for the moment but what you posted here is really worth knowing.

    Compared to Win7's Explorer, in 8 the new UI which is mostly part of Explorer, adds some new rules we can even tell just from watching boots and tests.

    Cheers!
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  8. #17


    Tks for the response, Hopachi. As you say, the search is, sometimes, a little hit or miss. I did try several times with Admin on and off, and got the same result.
    But, as you have read, there is still a couple of glitches with going straight to the desktop.
    Like yourself, I find the Admin tools, on the modern screen, a waste of space, so prefer to do without. A quick visit to the CP is more practical.
    For the moment, I find clicking the desktop icon is the fastest way to get to the desktop.

    Keep at it!
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  9. #18


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    WinPro 64


    Hi all
    i use this tutorials to do a short cut of my desktop
    HTML Code:
    %windir%\explorer.exe shell:::{3080F90D-D7AD-11D9-BD98-0000947B0257}
    ,than in step "action" (start program) in program/script fild just paste not browse just paste location of your short cut with extinsion (.lnk) in my case Desktop.lnk
    And it is work for me
    sorry for my bad English
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  10. #19


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by provaid82 View Post
    Hi all
    i use this tutorials to do a short cut of my desktop
    HTML Code:
    %windir%\explorer.exe shell:::{3080F90D-D7AD-11D9-BD98-0000947B0257}
    ,than in step "action" (start program) in program/script fild just paste not browse just paste location of your short cut with extinsion (.lnk) in my case Desktop.lnk
    And it is work for me
    sorry for my bad English
    Great!

    I tried the shell entry in the arguments path under the action but it doesn't work that way.

    You get to the point where you make the path to the command/script:
    Code:
    %windir%\explorer.exe
    Then, as extra, under arguments in the scheduler window:
    Code:
    shell:::{3080F90D-D7AD-11D9-BD98-0000947B0257}
    Doesn't seem to work, rebooted twice...

    And without that extra argument it works well.
    Strange... Maybe that shell it's not meant as an normal executable argument.

    Thanks for letting us know the shortcut way works.
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