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Windows Xp Startup Flags


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#1 afridy

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Posted 19 September 2006 - 02:06 PM

Hai friends.

When we looked at our startup programs list using a startup manager like Spybot S&D or Browser Hijack Retaliator , i see lot of startup programs uses an additional flag at the end of there file path.

I.E. C:\Program file\MSN Messanger\msnmsgr.exe /background

What is this /background flags tel the perticuler program?

like wise there are some other flags too. i am very happy if get a description of each flags.

1. /background

2. -osboot

3 -quit (Yahoo messanger uses this flag)

There can some other flags. if there please inclede them in the list.

Looking forward to the answers. :thumbsup:

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Posted 20 September 2006 - 01:28 AM

well /background would mean that the program operates in the background of the processes. os boot I would assume means the program opens on the operating system bootstrap and quit could be telling yahoo to open a different program when it quits, possibly when you exit out of a chat and it goes to the toolbar or something similar.

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Posted 20 September 2006 - 11:32 AM

well /background would mean that the program operates in the background of the processes. os boot I would assume means the program opens on the operating system bootstrap and quit could be telling yahoo to open a different program when it quits, possibly when you exit out of a chat and it goes to the toolbar or something similar.


Hai Gyro

Thanks for the reply.

I think first two explanations are ok :thumbsup: . but the one which yahoo messanger adds is actually "-quiet" and not "-quit" . i am sorry. so the explanation of you too would be worng.

let see what other have to say about the following.

1. /background
2. -osboot
3. -quiet

bye

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Posted 20 September 2006 - 12:26 PM

It would be useful to know which of the two applications puts those designations behind the slash, since they are not there in Windows. If one knew this, then the explanation for what they mean would be found either in the Help file, or at the application's home page, I would imagine.
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Posted 21 September 2006 - 07:39 AM

From a quick web search I presume that the -quiet switch causes Yahoo Messenger not to play sounds when people log on or off of your buddies list.

In general, the switch following the program name was coded by the folks who coded that program. It will be somewhat different for each program that you deal with.
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Posted 30 September 2006 - 12:32 PM

Hai all.

Thank you for sharaing your thoughts. Yes. it seems those flags are corded by programs and not predefined xp flags.




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