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jmhall



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 7:04 pm    Post subject: have a program on screen at startup Reply with quote

I use Mozilla Sunbird as my calendar on an XPpro computer.
When I switch on my computer I would like to have that program open and present me with my weeks appointments etc. without having to launch it manually.
I used to be able to do that with MS Outlook Today but now would prefer to use the Sunbird
Any ideas?
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SoftStag



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 7:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not familiar with Mozilla Sunbird, however you should be able to drag a shortcut for the application in to the Startup folder in your Start Menu. Any shortcuts in this location will run on boot.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Softstag - that worked
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're welcome! Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2009 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is brilliant I wondered how to get programs to auto boot that dont have the feature. Excellent tip.

I always wondered what that startup folder was for as its always empty!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2009 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad we were able to help you.
In my case it's great to have my diary open on the screen at start up - no excuse then for forgetting something!!
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