im pretty sure that this was possible in 98 (i vagely remember seeing something on tech tv about it)
i need to connect to the newscgroup server for my university, and the only way to do that is through port forwarding. Bottom line is i need to connect to my university's server with a program called secureCRT and then run my news client. It would be cool if i could just click one link and have them both open.
once you have done that, save and exit editing. Now if you double click on the batch file it will run both programs for you. If you want to run it automatically then close the command prompt edit the batch properties so that it automatically closes on finishing the run.
just what i was looking for...thanks a lot, but it only seems to open the second program after i close the first one. I found it here also, but it says it doesnt work in xp. Maybe i am doing something wrong?
here is what is in my batch file:
"C:\Program Files\SecureCRT 3.0\SecureCRT.EXE"
"C:\program files\outlook express\msimn.exe"
the last bit is to make the command window close
also, is there a switch for making the windows open maximized?