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Manuel Rathmann
2005-03-23, 05:29
Well - seems I finally found a solution to my problem - even though I am
quite dissapointed having to rely for such a basic functionality like
starting slim.exe in the background on an external tool.

I've tried the solution with a shortcut as well as James was describing
but I was bothered being left with a cmd box in the task bar (I've only
got a 17'' screen :)

I finally found a solution:

The program is called "CMDOW" and can be found here:

http://www.commandline.co.uk/cmdow/

It's a very neat and small command line program which can be used to
start any other program specifying it's window appearance - minimized,
maximized or: HIDDEN!

Works perfectly, does not need any ressources, slim.exe starts faster,
my Itunes gets updated and I don't have any clutter in my taskbar!

:)

Manuel

Steve Baumgarten
2005-03-23, 06:56
> The program is called "CMDOW" and can be found here:
>
> http://www.commandline.co.uk/cmdow/
>
> It's a very neat and small command line program which can be used to
> start any other program specifying it's window appearance - minimized,
> maximized or: HIDDEN!
>
> Works perfectly, does not need any ressources, slim.exe starts faster,
> my Itunes gets updated and I don't have any clutter in my taskbar!

Nice utility! I could see a number of uses for it on my PC.

Another option is FireDaemon:

http://www.firedaemon.com/

It lets you install and run any Windows app or batch file as a service,
but have it run as whatever user you wish (which gets around the problem
of Windows services not being able to access shares).

I've been using it for quite a while and have been very happy with it.
(The free version allows you to set up a single service; the paid
version is unlimited.)

SBB




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