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initiating two programs from the same icon

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by DRWARREN, Jan 10, 2002.

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  1. DRWARREN

    DRWARREN Thread Starter

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    I have two apps that run 24/7. My user is forgetful and does not always start both. I would like to have one icon that starts both apps so that they run simultaneously.
    Anyone?
    Ray Warren
     
  2. angel

    angel

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    You could create a little batch file and then have the shortcut pointing to that.

    For example:
    If I wanted to start both Word and Excel, I could create a batch file that includes this...

    "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\winword.exe"
    "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\excel.exe"
     
  3. RandyG

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    Welcome to TSG!


    to carry on from Angel's suggestion . . . and put the shortcut to the .bat file into the Start menu so it automatically runs during startup.
     
  4. jbcalg

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    if the PC runs 24/7, you could schedule the .bat file as a task to run every a.m. or several times a day just to make sure the user doesn't 'accidently' shut them down

    btw - have you considered upgrading your user ? :D
     
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