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How do I start windows 10 apps from powershell or commandline?

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I do not know how to interact with windows apps. One case is Windows\ImmersiveControlPanel\SystemSettings.exe

Running the executable has no effect, so how do I start it? Where can I learn more about interacting with windows apps?
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by:awed1
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What are you expecting to happen when you run the executable?

The attached file shows what happens when I run it.

It may be that you are not running the executable incorrectly.
Notice that the file is called, but that it fails.
exeProblem.PNG.
Check and see if something similar is not happening for you.
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by:rdjones316
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Faulting application name: SystemSettings.exe, version: 10.0.10586.11, time stamp: 0x56457cb1

yup, same here. I'm not trying to get it to work by launching it in explorer, but I'll admit I half expected it to launch the immersive control panel the very first time I ran it. It makes sense to me that an app needs to be invoked in a certain way, which i'd hope is accessible via powershell.

So my question is, how _do_ I launch the immersivecontrolpanel app? Or any Windows 10 app? How can I learn more about the organization and use of system apps? Get-AppxPackage doesn't give me anything useful.
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RD,
I hate the apps so much, that I'd uninstalled them.
I reinstalled them to try and see what you are looking for.
Is it the Settings screen that you are trying to open?

start ms-settings:
Settings2Capture.PNG
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by:awed1
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I also saw this: shellappslist.jpg from http    winsupersite.com/windows-10/how-open-windows-10-apps-using-shell-commands
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by:rdjones316
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start ms-settings:

Thanks awed
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by:rdjones316
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Yeah the settings screen is an app. UWP or somesuch. Thanks for your help. It's a shame windows has to have such opaque documentation.
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