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semajjames

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where in the start menu " start program when windows starts" folder so i can make apps start when i log on


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Start
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Startup

Right click on it and choose "Open".
You can then create a shortcut to your App (don't move the app itself) into that folder.
 

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ok thats great thanks

now what i have done is added two internet favs to that folder

but what is happening is

two browsers are opening one fav in each

what i wanted was only one browser to open with two tabs one for each fav

is this possable

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If you open a link to a website when the browser is open it will open it in a new tab. However if the browser isn't open yet, it creates a new window. Because your computer is trying to open the two links at the same time, the browser doesn't have time to open in between and so you get two windows.

If you're using firefox, you could set the two tabs you're interested in as your home page (yes, firefox lets you have multiple home pages) and have the links simply start firefox. The downside of that would be that every time you open the browser you get those sites opening, which may not be desirable.

A second option would be to create a short script (bat, vbs, etc) which opens the first site, waits for a few seconds to let the browser open, and then opens the remaining sites. Obviously the script would then be put in the startup folder.
 

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ok thanks

there is now way that i can create a script so where would i get such a script or what would it be called so i could possably get the script and add my sites to it

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It should be a relatively simple task; I'll see if I can make one for you.
 

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having said that this is now giving me the first option you mentioned ,,,, and it would be good to have the second option also

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The following batch script might do it for you. It isn't actually a very good solution, so I'll think about how to make it with another language if you want to use that technique.

Code:
@echo off
start www.techguy.org
ping 0.0.0.0 > nul
start www.google.com
Obviously replace techguy and google with the sites you want.
 

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ok thanks

and i asume i put it on a note pad and put in startup folder


if so what do i name the note pad ??
 

semajjames

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and yes i would rather use this option because like you say adding lots of home pages would lead to a full browser when i open new browser
 

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It doesn't matter so long as the extension is .bat
For example: webopen.bat
 

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ok

yes that code method is better
however it is only opening one tab containing google and not 2 tabs google and techguy
 
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