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Author Topic: IDEA: Utility to run app when laptop is docked.  (Read 2174 times)

rsteward

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IDEA: Utility to run app when laptop is docked.
« on: October 18, 2010, 01:00:22 PM »
I've been looking for a way to trigger an application when I dock/undock my laptop.  Triggering based off battery/power cord is not an option.  Any ideas?

mraeryceos

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Re: IDEA: Utility to run app when laptop is docked.
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2011, 04:43:41 AM »
That's a nice idea.  Be able to control startup applications depending on if the laptop is docked or undocked.  Can this be tied to hardware profiles

Right click on "my computer" -> Hardware -> Hardware Profiles

Or in my case, detection of an externally connected monitor, or detection of ethernet cable

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Re: IDEA: Utility to run app when laptop is docked.
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2011, 08:05:10 AM »
Some time ago I found out that USBDLM (USB Drive Letter Manager) by Uwe Sieber can actually also launch a program on docking/undocking in addition to react to drive connections.
« Last Edit: February 19, 2011, 08:06:55 AM by lujomu »