welcome screen / shell launcher

  • Hey Peers,

    I would like to use the ma_shell_launcher with my onPC-setup and run it when windows starts up (autostart).

    I successfully installed the ma_shell_launcher_service but I don't get the launcher running.

    Any advice?


    (using windows 10 with admin rights, and onPC 1.5.2)

  • Just copy the shortcut link from C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\MA Lighting\grandMA3 onPC <version> into C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp

  • The Shell Launcher hides the Windows surface and look like this. It starts up your latest version of MA3 if you don't cancel it.


    Besides the scrollbars I love that you do have shortcuts to all important Windows features and that it gathers all grandMA onPC versions you have installed (grandMA2 ones as well).

    Finally I figured out how to make it work.

    Here's a short how to. Please use at your own risk and make a backup/create a windows restore point in advance.

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    Last version it started up correctly was grandMA3 onPC 1.4. So you need it installed.


    Additionally I installed the MA Shell Launcher Service.

    To do so, open up the Windows PowerShell as admin.

    navigate to the NET-framework (version number depending on your installation, Windows PowerShell supports drag and drop)

    cd C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319

    and to install the service type in (Path depending on your installation):

    .\installutil "C:\Program Files\MALightingTechnology\gma3_1.4.2\bin\ma_shell_launcher_service.exe"


    to uninstall

    .\installutil /u "C:\Program Files\MALightingTechnology\gma3_1.4.2\bin\ma_shell_launcher_service.exe"