topbanner_forum
  *

avatar image

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
  • Saturday June 15, 2024, 5:59 pm
  • Proudly celebrating 15+ years online.
  • Donate now to become a lifetime supporting member of the site and get a non-expiring license key for all of our programs.
  • donate

Author Topic: Creating a shortcut for Windows native app  (Read 4311 times)

CarlosTorch

  • Participant
  • Joined in 2023
  • *
  • default avatar
  • Posts: 2
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Creating a shortcut for Windows native app
« on: July 10, 2023, 05:06 PM »
I've been trying to create an icon in my launcher for the WhatsApp Windows app, with no avail.
Seems to work fine for .exe's only. Am I missing something?

Thanks

KodeZwerg

  • Honorary Member
  • Joined in 2018
  • **
  • Posts: 718
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Creating a shortcut for Windows native app
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2023, 01:40 AM »
I neither have WhatsApp nor LBC installed but to find out what .exe is getting executed when you run an application, with its path to find it on your local system, I'd suggest to install process hacker from sourceforge.
(Just one of dozens possibilities...)

Ath

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • **
  • Posts: 3,616
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Creating a shortcut for Windows native app
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2023, 05:35 AM »
Probably, you need this information to get that working: https://www.donation...ex.php?topic=50992.0

CarlosTorch

  • Participant
  • Joined in 2023
  • *
  • default avatar
  • Posts: 2
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Creating a shortcut for Windows native app
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2023, 04:44 PM »
The link did help.

I wish it wasn't so complicated.

Thanks for your help guys

ConstanceJill

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2012
  • **
  • Posts: 235
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Creating a shortcut for Windows native app
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2023, 02:16 PM »
Hello there.
After you started the app you want to make a shortcut to, it should be fairly easy to find the executable in the "Details" tab of your task manager, then right-click it and choose "Open file location" — it may not be the exact wording as my Windows is in french language, but should be something to that effect.

On the virtual machine I just tested it from, after installing WhatsApp from the store today, doing that on the "WhatsApp.exe" line opened the following folder: "C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\5319275A.WhatsAppDesktop_2.2327.6.0_x64__cv1g1gvanyjgm", but I suppose the path may vary from a machine to another, or maybe depending on which version of the app it is.