Logging out causes program memory error; plus 7 other bugs/suggestions! [#16763][#16764][#16234]

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Re: Logging out causes program memory error; plus 7 other bugs/suggestions! [#16763][#16764][#16234]

Post by Lowlander » Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:57 pm

It's my understanding that Live Tiles will be killed by Microsoft.
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Re: Logging out causes program memory error; plus 7 other bugs/suggestions! [#16763][#16764][#16234]

Post by drakinite » Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:42 pm

Ah, okay. That's not surprising, seeing as they aren't used much.
It is still possible to update the tile icon programmatically, however! (and it would probably be more stable than using live tiles)

First, the start menu shortcut to MM5 would have to be inside the AppData directory instead of the ProgramData directory, because modifying shortcut files that exist in ProgramData requires admin permissions. (For example: keep MM5 shortcuts in "C:\Users\USER\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\MediaMonkey 5" instead of where it currently resides, which is "C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\MediaMonkey 5")

After updating MediaMonkey.VisualElementsManifest.xml to the new logo file location and the new background color, all you have to do is modify the lastwritetime property of MediaMonkey 5.lnk to the current time, and Windows will automatically refresh the start menu tile.

I did it manually in PowerShell with this command:

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(ls "$env:appdata\microsoft\windows\start menu\programs\MediaMonkey.lnk").lastwritetime = get-date
....I'm talking to developers, so you guys probably already know all this, don't you? Haha. :sweat_smile:

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