Start Windows 7 Media Center In Live TV Mode

Sometimes you just want to turn on the television and, well, actually watch TV, but maybe keep Windows Media Centre handy to record or watch something else. A quick shortcut hack can start your rig up on live television.

If you're used to editing program shortcuts, one of the How-To Geek's favourite Windows tricks, you can go ahead and change the target of your Windows Media centre shortcut to this line:

%windir%ehomeehshell.exe "/mcesuperbar://tv?live=true"

For a more detailed and explanatory look at the trick, hit up the Geek's home away from Lifehacker for the full tip.

Automatically Start Windows 7 Media centre in Live TV Mode [the How-To Geek]


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