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    Member skygel's Avatar
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    G'day,

    I Installed an application called Madotate which enables open windows to be minimised to the desktop in 3D. It's a nifty application but it doesn't load automaticlly at startup. I'd like to know if it's possible to get it to autostart. Perhaps via the a 'run' command, or moving the folder it's in or something?

    The application doesn't appear in the 'Add/Remove Programs' list, or the 'All Programs' list. It can be started directly from the folder were I saved the files, (Program Files), and it can be 'Pinned' to the start menu. I'd be well pleased if it would load at startup, any ideas?

    Perhaps one of these might be the way to go, I'm not sure. "Three ways you can cause an application to load at startup":
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    To load an application at startup, you can place a shortcut in the C:\Windows\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp folder
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    Put the name of the program in the Load= or Run= line in Win.ini
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    Manually edit the registry key KEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run.
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    Madotate details:
    http://www.mydigitallife.info/2007/0...with-madotate/

    Regards,

    Skygel
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    go with #1:
    To load an application at startup, you can place a shortcut in the C:\Windows\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp folder

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    I agree with Mich, #1 would be the easiest way to do what you want.

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    Thanks Mich, thanks Bear I'll do that.

    Skygel.
    System Setup:
    XP Home (Service Pack 2)
    1800Mhz - P4(R)
    40G - ROM
    760MB - RAM
    AVG antivirus