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kmttg & Tivo Desktop

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by Joe Siegler, Sep 7, 2013.

  1. waynomo

    waynomo My One Time TCF Club

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    How are you starting KMTTG?

    I don't get that when I start it.
     
  2. Joe Siegler

    Joe Siegler New Member

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    It's a shortcut that is sitting in "\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs".

    That shortcut is pinned to the Start screen (I run Windows 8.1). It's the only way I could figure out how to put an icon for kmttg on the Win8 Start screen. I couldn't pin directly to the .jar file.

    Edit: If I go straight to the shortcut as opposed to the "pin" on the Win8 Start screen, I get that same box.

    Edit 2: If I go straight to the .jar file and click that, no box.
     
  3. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay

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    Right click the icon, properties, and set target to the jar file if it isn't.
     
  4. Joe Siegler

    Joe Siegler New Member

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    It's currently set for this:

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    %SystemRoot%\system32\cmd.exe /C C:\Users\Joe\Documents\kmttg_v1p0e\kmttg.jar
    Which if I'm not mistaken was the way the docs told me to do that. Given I was unfamiliar with the software on initial setup, I followed the docs pretty closely.

    EDIT: OK, I took out that bit at the beginning with the systemroot & /C and it runs the app and doesn't give me the box.

    EDIT 2: The Win8 pin also works right now, too. If that bit with systemroot & /C isn't needed, why was it in the docs then?
     
  5. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay

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    C:\Users\Joe\Documents\kmttg_v1p0e\kmttg.jar

    This is all that is needed.

    The CMD will open a command prompt window giving access to DOS commands.
     
  6. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay

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    I now have about a dozen versions of KMTTG in my single kmttg folder. Each time its updated, I make a copy and rename to kmttg_xx_version.jar. A desktop shortcut still points to an older version and I also have a keyboard shortcut button that points to kmttg.jar. They will always use the same kmttg.ini config file.
     
  7. Joe Siegler

    Joe Siegler New Member

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    Does anyone running KMTTG on Windows have a good icon to use? The default shortcut shows a pretty dumpy looking icon, and I was hoping someone had a suggestion for something better than that. Tkx.
     

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  8. Joe Siegler

    Joe Siegler New Member

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    I ended up using the icons embedded in the TiVo Desktop programs, which are still installed on this computer, but just deactivated. I left them there "just in case" something crops up I can't conceive right now, and I might need them. Doesn't hurt anything, they're not running anyway. :) Here's a screen grab of what I did - see attached.

    I also wanted to thank those that got me pointed in the direction of kmttg. I'm now hooked on it, and can't imagine going back to TD+ at this point (despite leaving them installed). This does a whole lot more than I thought was possible.

    Makes me sad that TiVo didn't develop their software better. Oh well.
     

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