Project Description
Boxee Launcher is a simple Windows Media Center add-in that attempts to launch Boxee and manage the windows as seamlessly as possible. In addition to being able to launch Boxee from Media Center, it will also automatically close Boxee when Media Center becomes the active window.

BoxeeLauncher requires that Boxee be properly installed. It should work in Vista Media Center and 7 Media Center, although Vista is untested. BoxeeLauncher will create an item in the extras library in 7MC, or under TV in VMC. Clicking on Boxee Launcher will launch Boxee.

Features:
  • Will attempt to hide the mouse as much as possible, and show the desktop for the least amount of time possible.
  • If you exit Boxee through the menu or another means, Media Center will be brought to the foreground, maximized, and the mouse will be hidden.
  • Both Boxee and Media Center windows will be automatically maximized during switching.
  • Taskbar will be hidden and black background will be shown during transitional period.
  • Media Center playback will be stopped before launching Boxee.
  • If Media Center becomes the foreground window while Boxee is running, Boxee will be automatically closed.

Notes:
  • Any exceptions will be logged (poorly) to %LOCALAPPDATA%\BoxeeLauncher\logfile.txt
  • I tried to make it not matter what you have "Always on Top" set to in MC, but it warrants additional testing to confirm.

Shameless backlink attempt: http://stackpush.blogspot.com

Last edited Apr 7, 2010 at 2:39 AM by GaryJohnson, version 9