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jonbenderr

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Shelling and Background applications
« on: June 29, 2017, 05:33:51 am »
So I've been looking into hiding windows (specifically XP) and was wondering how background applications might work out.

Currently I run Joytokey and wingun outside of my front end and I've had to use a startup delayer to ensure joytokey, then wingun and finally AtomicFE run in that specific order.  Otherwise if the first two applications launch after Atomic, it tends to cause problems and reverts back to windows from the front end and things just sort of get jacked up.

Thought it would be nice to run Atomic as a shell but am concerned as to whether or not I can have these background apps running without interfering with things during startup.

Any thoughts out there?

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Re: Shelling and Background applications
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2017, 02:04:17 pm »
9 times out of 10 using a FE as a shell just isn't worth all the hassle.  Get yourself an all black theme for xp.... use tweaks to delete all icons on the desktop and you are good to go.  There really isn't any speed benefit to removing the gui and I'm not even sure that startup apps load.... at least not those simply dragged to the startup folder. 

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Re: Shelling and Background applications
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2017, 02:19:09 pm »
Just turn on your machine 10 minutes before your guests arrive. Mission accomplished. No hassle.

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Re: Shelling and Background applications
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2017, 12:49:47 pm »
You can use any app as a shell. I would create an autohotkey app to launch those apps how you wish, and use the autohotkey app as a shell.

Windows XP is old and outdated. I'm using windows 10 1607 enterprise, have my front end as a shell. Computer was easy to make dead black until front end loads.

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Re: Shelling and Background applications
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2017, 02:35:25 pm »
Just turn on your machine 10 minutes before your guests arrive. Mission accomplished. No hassle.
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