run several proggies at once

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by BlackEyedAngel, Oct 29, 2002.

  1. how can i make something which will, say, run messenger, IE, outlook, and my pop up blocker at once, so that when i want to go on the net, all i need to do it click one thing. is this done with a batch file? or is that just for DOS? maybe it's done with a script? in which case i have no idea how to do it. can someone give me a hand?
     
  2. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    A batch file will do just fine. For instance:
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    "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe"
    "C:\Program Files\ICQ\icq.exe"
    and so on.
     
  3. Nismo83

    Nismo83 OSNN AZN Addict

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    how do i do a batch file?

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  4. zedric, that seems only to run the first line. also, how do i make the cmd window then run 'in the background' or at least automatically close itself when done.
     
  5. The_Schwarz

    The_Schwarz Guest

    start "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe"
    start "C:\Program Files\ICQ\icq.exe"
     
  6. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    Ah yes, some programs don't release the prompt. I forgot. Should have put the "start" bit there. :)
     
  7. JZolloXP

    JZolloXP Guest

    You could write a VB app using the ShellExecute API, or a C++ app using the WinExec or CreateProcess function, but a batch file is probably easier.
     
  8. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    blackeyedangel

    I've been using your program...very nice...better then a bachfile, in the gui...thanx