Launching Windows Store Apps Within Circle Utility

Posted: 6 months ago Quote #18046
Hi, how do I add a Windows App Store Application to the Circle Dock Utility please? I know this is a 3rd party addition but have you any idea how I go about this since I can't find the EXE file to link to from within Windows.

Any help you can offer is appreciated.
Posted: 6 months ago Quote #18047
This is possible, but you'll need to find the location and package name of the of the Windows App first. Once you have that, it's easy to implement in Circle Dock.

For example, to launch the Windows Calendar, you enter the following into the Circle Dock Item Settings:

Target: Explorer.exe
Arguments: shell:appsFolder\Microsoft.BingWeather_8wekyb3d8bbwe!App

You can find the "Arguments" information by doing the following:

1. Press Win + R
2. Enter "shell:AppsFolder" to open the Apps folder
3. Create a shortcut on the Desktop by dragging the Windows Store icon to the desktop.
4. Right-click on the Windows Store shortcut and select Properties
5: The Arguments information is displayed in the Target field

Posted: 6 months ago Quote #18049
That's so helpful, I'm really grateful. I'd literally never have known how to do this using shell to be honest.

I'll give it a go and come back if I have any further issues.

Thank you for your help