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XBStart 2.1.9 stable - navigate Windows 8.1 with an Xbox controller

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mbushnaq00

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I don't see any issues on high DPI. Did you tick by any chance "Disable display scaling on high DPI settings" in xbstart.exe properties?

 

This is the same exact issue in version prior to 2.1.6. setting the scaling size to 125% shows incorrect position of the content in the help screen, even when disabling high dpi scaling as shown below:

 

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setting:

 

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Edited by mbushnaq00, 07 March 2015 - 06:35 AM.



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Strange, I'm not able to reproduce this behaviour. I'll try later.
Xbox controller navigation for Windows 8.1 www.xbstart.info

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please apply the below fix again:

fixed windows showing incorrectly on high DPI settings

it seems in the latest version the issue is happening again

 

i can confirm this too, while the new guide button fix work as expected.

 

edit: looks like this happens when you select 125% for all displays.

 

i can get the menu to display better if, i select to run the program with "Windows 8 Compatibility settings", also played around with making the title bar smaller via the custom scale settings, all seem to help!


Edited by hamzaalloush, 07 March 2015 - 11:09 AM.


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For all of you having problems with DPI scaling:

 

Please redownload and reinstall 2.1.9 version. It should be ok now.


Edited by oomek, 07 March 2015 - 01:35 PM.

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thanks for the update oomek,

 

working perfectly now at 125% scaling for all screens!



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Thanks a LOT for this update. Steam Big Picture finally works with your great application :)



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This app seems like just what I'm looking for... but I can't get to the website to download. Anyone else having trouble getting to it? Or is there a mirror for d/l. Thanks!



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This app seems like just what I'm looking for... but I can't get to the website to download. Anyone else having trouble getting to it? Or is there a mirror for d/l. Thanks!


Webite is working fine on my end.
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Here is a Dropbox link if you are still having problems:

https://www.dropbox....2.1.9_setup.exe
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Here is a Dropbox link if you are still having problems:

https://www.dropbox....2.1.9_setup.exe

 

I'm still having trouble with the website, but the dropbox link worked great! Thanks!

I also installed it . . . so easy to use. It works perfectly!



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Is there any way to use this as a means to play Modern App games oomek?

 

Perhaps keyboard remapping or something since many 'Modern' games use WASD or cursor keys for directions etc.

 

Funny that this is exactly what Windows games need- a Microsoft controller ... Hmmm. Genius.

 

I wonder if the M$ clowns thought of this for their Windows 10 Xbox gaming/streaming mode..... or what ever it is.

 

Xbox is a poor excuse for a PC wired to a TV. I've always just wished Xbox games could run on a decent HTPC without hassle.

Originally the Xbox was a modified Pentium 3 anyway, and XMBC was the ducks guts. Yet those games were never 'allowed' to run on a regular PC.

 

Re market the Xbox controller and Kinnect devices with native drivers for Windows 10 and it would boom to new heights for Games and Apps.

 

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Is there any way to use this as a means to play Modern App games oomek?

Perhaps keyboard remapping or something since many 'Modern' games use WASD or cursor keys for directions etc.

Funny that this is exactly what Windows games need- a Microsoft controller ... Hmmm. Genius.

I wonder if the M$ clowns thought of this for their Windows 10 Xbox gaming/streaming mode..... or what ever it is.

Xbox is a poor excuse for a PC wired to a TV. I've always just wished Xbox games could run on a decent HTPC without hassle.
Originally the Xbox was a modified Pentium 3 anyway, and XMBC was the ducks guts. Yet those games were never 'allowed' to run on a regular PC.

Re market the Xbox controller and Kinnect devices with native drivers for Windows 10 and it would boom to new heights for Games and Apps.

cheers

It's up to the game developer to implement a controller support. I'll think about this, but no promises.
Give me some examples of games which do not work with a gamepad.

Edited by oomek, 18 March 2015 - 01:34 PM.

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First, thanks for the great app :)

 

And for my question...everything seemed to be working fine with controlling the start menu and the w8 apps.  But a couple of days ago, all of a sudden navigation no longer works in w8 apps.  I mean it sort of does.  For example, on Plex's main menu, I can navigate around and select (with the controller) items on Plex's home screen.  But as soon as I move from the home screen (IE the 'movies' section of the Plex app), navigation no longer works.  I can scroll with the left and right triggers, I can open the menu, but I can't select movies (it stays highlighted on the first selection, makes the Xbox cursor moving noise, but it doesn't actually highlight a new movie).  The same thing happens in the couple of other w8 apps I've tried.

 

I have this installed on two different systems, and I have the same exact problem on both PCs.

 

Any help is appreciated, and if you need more details or if I didn't explain it very well, let me know.



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First, thanks for the great app :)
 
And for my question...everything seemed to be working fine with controlling the start menu and the w8 apps.  But a couple of days ago, all of a sudden navigation no longer works in w8 apps.  I mean it sort of does.  For example, on Plex's main menu, I can navigate around and select (with the controller) items on Plex's home screen.  But as soon as I move from the home screen (IE the 'movies' section of the Plex app), navigation no longer works.  I can scroll with the left and right triggers, I can open the menu, but I can't select movies (it stays highlighted on the first selection, makes the Xbox cursor moving noise, but it doesn't actually highlight a new movie).  The same thing happens in the couple of other w8 apps I've tried.
 
I have this installed on two different systems, and I have the same exact problem on both PCs.
 
Any help is appreciated, and if you need more details or if I didn't explain it very well, let me know.


Maybe some windows update messed it up. I'll check it tomorrow. What other apps are you having problems with?
Xbox controller navigation for Windows 8.1 www.xbstart.info

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First, thanks for the great app :)
 
And for my question...everything seemed to be working fine with controlling the start menu and the w8 apps.  But a couple of days ago, all of a sudden navigation no longer works in w8 apps.  I mean it sort of does.  For example, on Plex's main menu, I can navigate around and select (with the controller) items on Plex's home screen.  But as soon as I move from the home screen (IE the 'movies' section of the Plex app), navigation no longer works.  I can scroll with the left and right triggers, I can open the menu, but I can't select movies (it stays highlighted on the first selection, makes the Xbox cursor moving noise, but it doesn't actually highlight a new movie).  The same thing happens in the couple of other w8 apps I've tried.
 
I have this installed on two different systems, and I have the same exact problem on both PCs.
 
Any help is appreciated, and if you need more details or if I didn't explain it very well, let me know.


Maybe some windows update messed it up. I'll check it tomorrow. What other apps are you having problems with?

 

Ok, thanks.  Netflix and Hyper for YouTube are the only other apps I've tried.  If it helps, since you said the controller is basically just acting as keyboard navigation, I tried to use the keyboard (arrow keys and enter/backspace) for navigation and had the same problem that I was having with the 360 controller.



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Oh, in that case you have to contact the developer of the affected app and ask him/them to fix the keyboard navigation. Have you tried pressing the tab key? Maybe the focus has moved to some other ui element.
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I've been using XBstart for a few months. It's a incredibly useful program. Much thanks for your excellent work, oomek. 

 

However I have a request if it's possible. 

 

Would it be possible in future revisions that there is a toggle option in the settings to turn off the Helpscreen from showing on start up every time Windows is loaded. Instead of having it pop up every time, but instead have the program still load and show in the taskbar, letting the user decide to show the Helpscreen if they need it or not.

 

The only reason I ask is, I figure if people get used to using the application for a long period of time they would already know what buttons to use, thus having the as a optional toggle, that way people can still use the Helpscreen if they need it, or turn it off so it doesn't pop up every time Windows is loaded if the user doesn't want to see it.

 

I have no idea if such a thing would be difficult to implement, but I figure I bring up the suggestion for the sake of user convenience in having the option to read the help or not.


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