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Windows 7: How do I make a desktop shortcut to a radio station?

08 Feb 2010   #1
MosheMartian

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
How do I make a desktop shortcut to a radio station?

Is it possible to make a WMC shortcut that will open a station on my radio tuner? As it is, I have to open WMC, then go to music, then click on the preset station from there. Having a shortcut that would lead directly to my radio station would be awesome.

Thanks.


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08 Feb 2010   #2
AngelProcesser

 

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08 Feb 2010   #3
MosheMartian

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

For the TV portion of WMC to work, then of course WMC has to be loaded first. LOL



Too bad there isn't even a shortcut here for Live Radio. <sigh>

Here is the Radio portion:
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08 Feb 2010   #4
MosheMartian

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Ahh, just noticed your previous post said click on it. I did that and saw your answer to this on another post. I will give it a whirl. Thanks.
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08 Feb 2010   #5
AngelProcesser

 

The text of the link given was profided by the thread starter.

Follow the posted link and create the desired desktop short - once setup, just double click it and WMC will start and go right to Live Radio at the station you last used...not sure if Live Radio will appear in the Jump List for WMC, perhaps if you used it more often as the lists are usage based.
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08 Feb 2010   #6
MosheMartian

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Ok, tried to make the shortcut but the radio wouldn't start correctly.



For some reason, it doesn't go to 104.9?
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08 Feb 2010   #7
MosheMartian

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Also, the Media Center Gadget doesn't have a way to go to any of the Music features such as Radio.
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08 Feb 2010   #8
AngelProcesser

 

Which did you try?

%SystemRoot%\ehome\ehshell.exe /homepage:Radio.BrowsePage.xml /PushStartPage:True - Radio
%SystemRoot%\ehome\ehshell.exe /homepage:Radio.xml - FM Radio
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08 Feb 2010   #9
AngelProcesser

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MosheMartian View Post
Also, the Media Center Gadget doesn't have a way to go to any of the Music features such as Radio.
That post was about Recorded TV but inludes the radio shortcut as well...
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08 Feb 2010   #10
MosheMartian

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 



There is NO selection for the Gadget to use Radio. I slid the slider up and down, but all it offers are Video selections.

Also, what I used was:
c:\windows\ehome\ehshell.exe /homepage:Radio.xml - FM Radio
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