Launch the Internet Browser with specific URL from HBL

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  1. lordelan
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    lordelan GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Is it possible to make an app for the HBL which starts the HBL with a specific URL?
    I'm asking this because you are maybe aware of the "bug" that if you open up the Wii U Internet Browser and put in an URL which can't be reached in that moment (because the site is offline or your selfhost hotspot is turned off) and restart the console, this URL somehow becomes your "home page".
    I'm taking advantage of this "effect" to instantly launch the Homebrew Launcher with only opening my Internet Browser without the need of any more steps (like chosing the exploit URL from my favs or putting it in by hand everytime).

    But if there's another site I'd like to visit not that often I don't want to change this "bug" so a homebrew app for this would be great that launches a specific site e.g. www.google.com or any Nintendo news site I'd like to check from time to time.
     
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    lordelan GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Sorry for pushing but thanks to this I'm really curious whether it'll be possible:

    That looks f*cking fantastic to me but as I stated my Browser instantly launches into the HBL which is great. Is there any way to put a shortcut to Plex into the HBL?
     
  3. helladamnleet

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    Just tap the address bar. I have mine set up to automatically load the kexploit since it has such a high failure rate and all I have to do is the second time I open the browser tap the address bar before it loads, take out "Kexploit10" and replace it with "Loadiine" and I'm golden.
     
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    lordelan GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Haha great! Bring in the horse riders before the horses are here. :D
    But I think a homebrew app is much more likely to happen than a Loadiine GX forwarder so you should do the icon.png instead. :D
     
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    TiMeBoMb4u2 GBAtemp Maniac

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    Already working on it. I'll post it, shortly.
     
  7. lordelan
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    lordelan GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Good. Attach it as an image here as well because images manipulate developer's brains to think "This looks great, I need to code an app for this great icon!" ;)
     
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    Not sure if you are just unlucky or I am being lucky but I have only ever had the kexploit fail once and I use it all the time.
     
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    The first maybe 100 times I tried using it I had about a 20-25% success rate, but lately it's worked pretty good. I think it might have been an issue with my laptop rather than the Wii U or the kexploit.
     
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  10. TiMeBoMb4u2

    TiMeBoMb4u2 GBAtemp Maniac

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    Here are some Plex icons for people to use, if there's ever a forwarder created.

    HQ:
    HQ w/ Rounded Corners:
    ACTUAL:
    ACTUAL w/ Rounded Corners:

    EDIT: Some of my other icons available HERE.
     
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    TiMeBoMb4u2 GBAtemp Maniac

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    As you requested, icons posted above.
     
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    lordelan GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    That's decent work mate! Congratulations!
    I can't imagion any dev seeing this won't start immediately. :D
     
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