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Launch apps/games on your HDMI-connected TV (or any other display)

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Launch any file or game (including Steam games) on your TV (or any other connected display), making it the primary monitor, setting HDMI audio as the default playback device, darkening all other displays, and preventing computer sleep / hibernation / screen saver. All changes are reverted once the game exits. Utilizes NirCmd by NirSoft:

For a 5 minute tutorial see

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  • Launch any file or shortcut (including Steam shortcuts, documents, videos...)
  • Set the TV (or any other display) as the primary monitor
  • Set HDMI (or any other audio endpoint) as the default audio endpoint
  • Prevent computer sleep / hibernation / screen saver
  • Darken all other displays
  • Revert all changes once game/application exits
  • Generate TV shortcuts on your desktop for quick launching
  • Create shortcuts for manually switching between monitor and TV configurations
  • Full command-line interface for your scripting needs

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Intended Audience

End Users/Desktop

User Interface

.NET/Mono, Command-line

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