Autostart at login?

Forums Desktop Info Autostart at login?

This topic contains 5 replies, has 2 voices, and was last updated by  jason 5 days, 15 hours ago.

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  • #861 Reply

    Brad Arnold

    Is there an easy way to get DesktopInfo to start on login?

    Right now I’m using ProgramData\’blahblah’\Startup\DesktopInfo.lnk
    That gets the job done, but I’d prefer a more elegant method, if there is one.

  • #863 Reply
    Glenn
    Glenn
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    That’s it. There is not a more elegant solution.

  • #866 Reply

    Ian

    On our standalone Windows setups, when they are being built I run a reg merge file to make a new registry entry under
    Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    to point at the desktopinfo.exe file. Desktop Info then runs at every logon for every user without problem. If you only want it for a certain user I imagine you could run it under the current user’s run path instead of local machine. Hope this helps.

    • #870 Reply
      Glenn
      Glenn
      Keymaster

      I would +1 if there was such a thing.

  • #868 Reply

    Brad Arnold

    I was expecting that was the case, but had to ask.
    Thank you for the responses.

    And thanks for the great program Glenn!

  • #885 Reply

    jason

    I use this in my install script. It places it in the All users startup for both locations, based on newer or older Windows OSes. You don’t get it twice, in all cases one will work and one will fail.

    copy desktopinfo.lnk “C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp\”
    copy desktopinfo.lnk “C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup”

    Again, for all users, not an individual user.

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