Just like putting it in the XBMC > shortcuts folder it appears as a source called Xbox Dashboard in the Programs > Programs menu. Now if all I wanted was to be able to do is boot the MS dash direct from XBMC I now know how to do it two different ways.
But the problem is that whilst they are good solutions neither method actually requires the use of those provided shortcuts. What I'm really trying to work out is how they're intended to be used. Nobody here appears to know.
I've been searching through XBMC .xmls and the only place I've found a shortcuts reference is in the UserData folder source.xml where there is a <path>Q:\Shortcuts</path> entry. But that doesn't really help.
I beginning to wonder if this is a skin issue as Movax suggested earlier and it needs the right skin to enable the shortcuts.
I use the default PMIII and only have PM3.HD as an alternative. The skin clearly affects what options are provided because the PM3.HD skin has a different shutdown menu which includes additional options like "Exit XBMC". When you use that it reboots to the MS dash. But which XBMC .xml decides that (and whether PMIII skin can be edited to enable that too) I can't work out.
As it is the PM3.HD version is unsuitable for my use. It doesn't even seem to feature a Programs menu at all and anything related to games appears unavailable when using this skin. Looks like I may have to try downloading a few new XBMC skins.
Edited by fallenangle, 12 March 2012 - 12:54 AM.