Chrome App Player - Launch as Screensaver

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I have succesfully used an application called "Screen Launcher" to open the "Rise Vision Chrome App Player" as my screensaver on my primary PC, but I am having little success on the workstation I intended for it to be used on primarily. 

I have extracted the "Target" line from the Rise Vision Chrome App Player shortcut created on my desktop and placed it in the command line of my application.

C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe --app-id=mfpgpdablffhbfofnhlpgmokokbahooi

This works flawlessly on my PC:
  • Windows 8.1
  • Chrome Version 38.0.2125.111
  • 1920 x 1080 resolution
But not on the intended PC:
  • Windows 7 Pro
  • Chrome Version 38.0.2125.111
  • 1024 x 768 resolution
I can use the desktop shortcut on the Win 7 pc to launch the app, but when the command line application attempts to open it, I get one process of chrome.exe *32 in the background as if it is already running. No window of chrome visible.

I have tried unchecking "Continue running background apps when Google Chrome is closed" box to ensure that no instance of Chrome would be open when it attempts to launch.

Any ideas, suggestions?
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Can you confirm that when you run the command on the Windows 7 computer that the quotes are indeed in the proper places?

I just tried starting up the Player using a Command Window on Windows 7 and it opened up for me.

Are you able to open Chrome using the command line (not the player, just the Chrome browser).

thanks.
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I have tried it as: 

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" --app-id=mfpgpdablffhbfofnhlpgmokokbahooi

and as:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" --app-id=mfpgpdablffhbfofnhlpgmokokbahooi

Both of these were successful on my Win 8 pc.


Yes if I point it only to the executable (C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe) it will open the Chrome browser.

I tried to use that with the "http://preview.risevision.com/Viewer.html?type=display&id=yourdisplayid" URL set as the home page which gives an error when opened by the command line, but will work if I open Chrome myself.
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Interesting.

Prior to you trying the command line, were there any chrome processes running?  Its unusual for there to be just one process.
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No, I opened task manager to confirm.

I kept it open and watched the system clock to see it send the command after one minute. It will hourglass for a couple of seconds and then I see one chrome.exe *32 in the task manager.

Yes I was expecting more processes. When I click the desktop shortcut and it opens as expected, I see five processes of chrome.exe *32.