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    Startup is too fast!!!

    I have a few programs that run in my tray on startup. Nothing to intensive just so programs I like to have run. One of them requires a live internet connection which I have with cable. However, the program tries to connect to the internet apparently before my computer has gotten its IP from my router. Thus I get DNS errors and stuff.

    Is there a way to delay programs that run on startup? I only need it to delay 2 or 3 seconds. Any ideas? Would moving it into the startup folder do any good (right now it's just enable in msconfig)?
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    BTW google only offers programs that do this... I was hoping to do it with a registry hack or something.
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    delete its registry startup entry and put it in the start menu starup folder... that may work

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    Quote Originally Posted by thecommiser
    delete its registry startup entry and put it in the start menu starup folder... that may work

    Didn't work.
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    There's a way to run a batch file (*.bat), and in that batch file, delay for a little bit, and then run a program.

    Sorry I don't remember the commands off of the top of my head, but it's not very hard.

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    Use AutoHotkey, www.autohotkey.com , to create an exe that waits for a said amount of time and then runs whatever program you want. Off the top of my head the script would be something of this nature:

    Sleep, 3000 ;wait 3 second
    Run, FULL_PATH_TO_PROGRAM_YOU_WANT_TO_RUN

    Compile the script and place it in your startup folder. This probably isn't what you were looking for, but it is a solution.
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    I made a batch file and tossed that in the startup folder

    Code:
    @ECHO OFF
    ECHO Delaying gNotify start up. Please wait.
    SLEEP 1
    CLS
    ECHO Delaying gNotify start up. Please wait..
    SLEEP 1
    CLS
    ECHO Delaying gNotify start up. Please wait...
    SLEEP 1
    CLS
    ECHO Delaying gNotify start up. Please wait.
    SLEEP 1
    CLS
    ECHO Delaying gNotify start up. Please wait...
    START "gNotify" c:\gmail\gnotify.exe
    I wish there was a way to trick the file into thinking that I pressed the enter key.
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    The SLEEP command won't work unless you download sleep.exe from microsoft.
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    why do you need to press the enter key?
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    Nevermind, I see your problem, if you make a shortcut to the gmail.exe file and keep in the same folder as the exe and change your batch file to the below it should make the dos window dissapear

    Code:
    @ECHO OFF
    ECHO Delaying gNotify start up. Please wait.
    SLEEP 1
    CLS
    ECHO Delaying gNotify start up. Please wait..
    SLEEP 1
    CLS
    ECHO Delaying gNotify start up. Please wait...
    SLEEP 1
    CLS
    ECHO Delaying gNotify start up. Please wait.
    SLEEP 1
    CLS
    ECHO Delaying gNotify start up. Please wait...
    c:\gmail\gnotify.lnk
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