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How to automatically start Mach 4 after booting windows 10?
« on: November 30, 2019, 04:41:43 PM »
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How to automatically start Mach 4 after booting windows 10?

Basically I dont want that my coworkers must launch it themselfs by navigating through windows 10. So, how can I actually launch Mach4 with the correct profile automatically when starting windows?

When using windows xp there was a "autostart" entry in the start menu that launched it automatically after booting. How would one do this in windows 10? There is no autostart menu anymore or where is it hidden?

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Re: How to automatically start Mach 4 after booting windows 10?
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2019, 06:25:12 AM »
The Startup folder still exists in Windows 10, doesn't it? You'd have to manually move a Mach4 shortcut there. That seems like it should work.
Re: How to automatically start Mach 4 after booting windows 10?
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2019, 07:35:31 PM »
You are right. It still exists.

However it's now more hidden as it is no more in the start menu of windows 10. To find it one has to press [Windows Key] + [R] to open a command prompt. Then enter shell:startup and click OK. The autostart folder opens in a new window. You can now move a shortcut for Mach4 in this folder. Make sure it is a link to C:\Mach4Hobby\Mach4GUI.exe. One can also specify a profile to load (to skip the profile selection dialog) by adding the /p argument like so: C:\Mach4Hobby\Mach4GUI.exe /p Mach4Mill

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Re: How to automatically start Mach 4 after booting windows 10?
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2019, 07:49:35 AM »
Ah, of course.......I use Start10 in favor of the "new" Windows 10 Start menu, so for me the Startup folder is where it always was!! Didn't even think of that as I rarely, as in NEVER, SEE the Windows 10 Start menu. Sorry for not thinking of that:)