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Adding an item to the Startup list.

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by bilnrobn, Sep 23, 2003.

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  1. bilnrobn

    bilnrobn Thread Starter

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    Can someone remind me please; how do I add a new item to my Start\Run msconfig\Startup list?
    (The item I want to add is a short program that saves everything you Cut or Copy, so you can paste more than just the last thing you Cut or Copied to your clipboard. Here is a link if anyone is interested. It is a free download).
    http://www.vega-tek.com/pasteboard/pasteboard.zip
     
  2. BillC

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    Does the program not have a start at boot option in the configuration?

    I think you can go to Start > All Programs > Start up > File > New and add it that way if it is already in your programs.

    There is another way, but I too can not remember now; I've never had to use it. I usually go the other way!

    The link you posted is for the d/l...do you have a link to an info page?
     
  3. bilnrobn

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    Don't have a link to the info, but there isn't much of it. Here it is...

    Q - What are the requirements in order to use Pasteboard?

    A - Pasteboard runs under Windows 9x/NT/ME/2000/XP.

    Q - How much does Pasteboard cost?

    A - Nothing it's free. Pass a copy along to your friends if you like.

    Q - Where is the file that holds the Pasteboard data located?

    A - The file is called Pasteboard.txt and is always located in the same folder as Pasteboard.exe.

    Q - Notepad can not load Pastebaord.txt because it's to large. Help!

    A - Older versions of Notepad included with Windows can not load large text files. It's best to find a substitute text editor in this case.
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    When you launch Pasteboard it will immediately nest in the system tray.

    A single right click with your mouse on the tray icon will display a menu.

    The menu options are:

    Monitor - Selecting this item toggles the clipboard monitor on and off. When the clipboard monitor is active, a document can be seen over the clipboard icon. When the clipboard monitor is inactive, the clipboard icon will return to it's previous state.

    Audible Cue - Produces a short muted beep through your PC speaker (if your system supports it) any time a copy operation occurs. This item is also a toggle.

    Open Pastebaord - Opens Pasteboard.txt loaded in your default text editor.

    Wipe Pasteboard - Deletes the entire contents of Pasteboard.txt and truncates the file. This action can not be undone - Careful!

    Help - The file you're reading now.

    Exit - Removes Pasteboard from the system tray and then terminates.
     
  4. BillC

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    Thanks...I was curious. I'm trying a free program called Yankee Clipper and yours sounded similar.
     
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    Just copy the file you want to load with Windows to C:\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Start up

    And it'll load with Windows....
     
  6. bilnrobn

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    Thank you both. I couldn't see the significance of the Windows\Startup list as it is different to the one you access at msconfig. The penny has dropped... (correct me if I am wrong), the former starts when Windows does, the latter as part of the boot procedure.
     
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