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Old 11-08-2006, 01:14 PM   #1
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Is there any way to make a link or something I can click on the desktop open an exe, wait a minute, then open a URL in firefox?
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yes

See the Pontiac Decal at the top ^ click and drag to desktop for what ever website you want
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Right, but I want just one double click to open EasyPHP, wait for it to get running then open the forums on my server in the closet.
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A Batch file can me made to open up multiple items on one click. I'm not sure if you can create a batch file with a pause in it however.

Hell, get it automated, then put it in your startup folder so you never have to click.
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I entirely forgot about the startup folder.... Thanks Jason.
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well just to open a url, you can make a link on the desktop, but to launch an application and a url, that might get interesting.

But yeah, follow what Jason said, sounds like thats a better direction.
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Woah, it totally kills the server when it'* running all the time. Gonna have to think of a way to launch it.
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Right click on desktop & click new>shortcut.
The following example would open the file 'E:\mortgage.xls' in Excel.
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\EXCEL.EXE" E:\Mortgage.xls

Does that help?
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Batch file work?
for example creat a notepad txt file with the below lines and change the ext to .bat


start C:\Progra~1\Micros~2\OFFICE11\excel.exe
Start explorer http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/
exit


^^^^ - on my PC opens up excel and the Bonneville web page.

(if you don't put the start it opens one then waits till it closes to open the other.)
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Dedwin is on the right path.

insert these 2 lines in between the two "Start" lines to get your 60 sec delay

@ping 127.0.0.1 -n 2 -w 1000 > nul
@ping 127.0.0.1 -n 60 -w 1000> nul

* the 60 in the second line is the timer in seconds, change it to whatever works better for you.

unless of course you, for some reason, have installed the Window2003 developers kit in which case simply stick in

sleep 60

instead of the two ping commands
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