To use the "shortcuts" from the QuickWMC folder in XBMC you'll need to install advanced launcher. There are two ways to install it, but the way I installed it was by adding the repo http://www.gwenael.org/Repository/repository.angelscry.xbmc-plugins/repository.angelscry.xbmc-plugins-1.2.2.zip
After you download the repo, go to XBMC settings -> Add-ons -> Install from zip file
You'll get a notification that says "Angelscry Repo - Addon enabled"
Then you'll want to choose "Get Add-ons" and your screen should like this
Choose Angelscry Repository -> Program Add-ons -> Advanced Launcher -> Install
After it installs, you'll want to choose Launch. It should take you to a page with "Default" listed. You'll want to right click or press "C" on the keyboard. It should look like this
I created a new category, but it's not necessary. If you create a new category, you should highlight that category and press "C" (otherwise highlight default and press "C") then choose "Add New Launcher"
The "Create New Launcher" dialog should open, and you'll want to choose Standalone launcher (normal executable)
You want to go to your extracted QuickWMC folder and select the QuickWMC executable. Do not select the lnk shortcuts - they will work but launch a dos prompt.
The next screen will ask you for Application arguments and have "%rom%" prepopulated
You'll want to replace "%rom%" with the specific shortcut you want to pass along to QuickWMC. These argument shortcuts can be found by opening the LNK files in the extracted folder. Notice the target to "RecordedTV.LNK" for example, is
After some help on the XBMC forum, we found that replacing "%rom%" with the correct shortcut name - as listed in the LNK target behind the space - works to keep XBMC fullscreen then WMC fullscreen without a dos-prompt or any other pesky interruption. Here are the names of the default included shortcuts (match case)
So whichever particular one you want to create needs to replace "%rom%" in the Application arguments folder
Then it will ask you to give the title. It will be QuickWMC by default, so replace it with whichever argument you've used (i.e. Recorded TV, TV Guide, etc)
Then Advanced Launcher is going to ask you to Select the platform. Choose IBM PC Compatible
Finally, Advanced Launcher will ask you to select a Thumbnails Path and Fanarts Path. It will point you to a directory. This is built to fetch artwork from thegamesdb for ROMs, so it's completely unnecessary for us since it won't be able to scrape anything anyway. You can choose "Cancel" for both, or simply hit backspace twice.
Now you'll be back to the Advanced Launcher homepage. Whether you created a category or used default, your launcher will be stored in the one that was highlighted when you selected "Create New Launcher"
If you want to double check things or change info, you can press "C" or right click the specific launcher and choose "Edit Launcher"
The edit menu looks like this
Modify Datas/Infos is where you can rename the launcher
Advanced Modifications is what you'll need to change if the launcher isn't working properly or you borked the instructions. Ensure the executable is chosen as the top line (change application), and the Modify Arguments should match the title of the launcher you are looking at. The other settings should NOT need to be changed from default (Toggle XBMC and Shortcuts support)
You have to "Create a New Launcher" for each shortcut you want to use, and each time you will select the same QuickWMC executable. You'll just give each one separate arguments for the shortcut you want.