OK, I use steam desktop configuration to simulate my controller as a mouse. Works great for everything under the sun and I like it better than a mouse in most instances (unless playing cnc red alert 2 lol). Joking aside, I find it infuriating that MS has forced our beloved controller input to be forwarded to the start menu and settings app and any other app that you download from the app store. There should be a system wide setting to just disable it tbh, but they still havent done it.
So what I was trying to do was use autowhitelister.exe to block all controller input to windows. Then forward the controller input to steam. And it saeemed to have worked great for blocking input to windows, but when I click "pick app" in autowhitelister the selection changes to "steam" but there is no controller detected in steam itself.
So the TL;DR version:
UWP SUCKS, thought autowhitelister would block controller input system wide and forward it to steam after clicking "pick app" and selecting steam but it didn't work. Whitelister blocks windows controller input in start menu and settings etc, but it DOES NOT forward input to steam.
Would be COOL AF if yall released just a hidguardian that blocked this annoying UWP controller input.