Home | Blog | Software | Reviews and Features | Forum | Help | Donate | About us
topbanner_forum
  *

avatar image

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
  • December 10, 2016, 08:38:46 AM
  • Proudly celebrating 10 years online.
  • Donate now to become a lifetime supporting member of the site and get a non-expiring license key for all of our programs.
  • donate

Author Topic: IDEA: Startup program manager that runs at startup  (Read 4715 times)

ArchaicTimeFrog

  • Participant
  • Joined in 2007
  • *
  • default avatar
  • Posts: 7
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
IDEA: Startup program manager that runs at startup
« on: September 10, 2008, 01:40:05 PM »
I'm looking for a startup manager program that will allow me choose what loads when the computer starts. What I want is for the program to run first, and then ask me what programs I want to run. I would also like to be able to run the program later, and then have it start up some of the programs I didn't earlier.

It might also be nice to have user-defined selectable profiles (ie: quickload, full load, etc.)

Paul Keith

  • Member
  • Joined in 2008
  • **
  • Posts: 1,982
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: IDEA: Startup program manager that runs at startup
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2008, 03:21:44 PM »
It's been awhile since I used this so try at your risk but it was pretty stable when I tested it, I just eventually didn't have the patience to set it correctly.

http://www.r2.com.au/software.php?page=2&show=startdelay

ArchaicTimeFrog

  • Participant
  • Joined in 2007
  • *
  • default avatar
  • Posts: 7
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: IDEA: Startup program manager that runs at startup
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2008, 04:16:52 PM »
Thanks, but your link is broken. Also, that doesn't really sound like what I'm looking for, if its just a startup program delayer. I'm looking for something that allows you to choose what programs start up immediately after you boot. Ie, you start up your computer, the program pops up, then you choose what programs run from a list it displays. I know I could probably achieve the same thing with a few bat files, but it would probably be a pain to set up. Thanks anyway, though.

yksyks

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • **
  • Posts: 476
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: IDEA: Startup program manager that runs at startup
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2008, 04:30:56 PM »
Here's the correct link: http://r2.com.au/sof...&show=startdelay

And of course, you can easily enable/disable individual starting applications. You can even run it in interactive mode and decide during startup which apps you don't want to load.

Highly recommended. Since I'm using it I managed to get rid of many startup troubles.
« Last Edit: September 10, 2008, 04:36:12 PM by yksyks »

ArchaicTimeFrog

  • Participant
  • Joined in 2007
  • *
  • default avatar
  • Posts: 7
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: IDEA: Startup program manager that runs at startup
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2008, 06:11:24 PM »
ooh, that does sound promising. Thanks!

gogogadgetscott

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2007
  • **
  • Posts: 22
  • Mechanical engineer who has inexplicable knowledge
    • View Profile
    • GoGoGadgetScott's Site
    • Read more about this member.
    • Donate to Member
Re: IDEA: Startup program manager that runs at startup
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2008, 07:12:07 PM »
I use an AutoHotkey script to handle startup. Be warned that it clears any current entries in the registry and startup folder.  First it asks if you want to run startup apps (all or nothing). Then it loops though a customizable startup folder (on my machine... D:\_Links\Startup) launching all shortcuts. I do this to ensure that one place controls all my startup apps. I also have FARR indexing the same folder to launch any of the same apps after startup.

#SingleInstance FORCE

MsgBox, 4, AutoHotkey Start, Whould like to run startup apps?, 10
IfMsgBox, No
return

;;; Clean reg
RegDelete, HKCU, SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
RegDelete, HKLM, Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
RegWrite, REG_SZ, HKCU, Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, Start, %A_ScriptFullPath%

;;; Clean start menu
FileDelete, %A_StartMenuCommon%\Programs\Startup\*.*
FileDelete, %A_StartMenu%\Programs\Startup\*.*

;;; Open apps
Loop, D:\_Links\Startup\*.lnk
{
    Run, %A_LoopFileFullPath%
}

brotherS

  • Master of Good Ideas
  • Honorary Member
  • Joined in 2005
  • **
  • Posts: 2,136
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: IDEA: Startup program manager that runs at startup
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2008, 04:30:32 AM »

CleverCat

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • **
  • Posts: 1,158
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: IDEA: Startup program manager that runs at startup
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2008, 07:53:42 AM »
I use Scotty - Win Patrol - for delayed startups...  :)