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Starting programs when computer wake up

  1. May 28, 2005 #1
    What to do to have my computer start my programs when my computer starts ?
    Do you know what to do to have a real calender, not a picture, on my screen ?


  2. jcsd
  3. May 28, 2005 #2
    I am going to assume you are using windows. If so, you should have a "Startup" Folder. [probably under program files] Just throw the executable icons of what you want to automatically start up in there and it should work. A real Calendar on your screen? As in a desklet? Does windows have this kind of thing? Maybe search for "windows calendar desklets"
  4. May 28, 2005 #3
    I think what he meant might be about a webpage loaded as a theme displayed on the desktop screen which needs to be synchronized to automatically update the calender. this I guess might be mentioned in "MS Help" of folders, i am not sure anyway.
    But, I highly advise never to do this for security reasons.
  5. May 29, 2005 #4
    Thank you both useful answers,
    But I want to have a calender on my screen, it can show me time, date without any internet connection to update the time.
    Anyone knows how can I do this ?

    P.S By the way, mattmns what is a desklet ? Could you be more specific as to how it works when I have it on my system ? Thank you
  6. May 29, 2005 #5
    I have no idea about how desklets work on windows, or if they exist, but I am 98% sure that what you want is called a desklet on linux.

    On Linux: Desklets are little programs that display information, or controls, on your desktop. There are numerous desklets, ranging from weather, calendar, system information, to media player controls.

    Here are 2 screenshots of desklets on linux. I was unable to find any for windows, but there may be other options.


  7. Jun 11, 2005 #6
    I would not put the .exe in there, you are better off making a ShortCut and putting that ShortCut in the 'Start Up' folder. Leave the .exe where its currently located.
  8. Jun 12, 2005 #7
    also, do a simple search on the net for a program named "Starter" by CodeStuff - AWESOME little app, alot better then the startup folder, it will display everything that loads up upon boot, and you can edit it that way

    also theres something called windows blinds, no idea if that works, but also you can try DesktopX, i use it and its very nice, it is pretty much the MS version of desklits(not sponsored by MS, but you get what i mean)
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