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    Some help with generic software....

    Ok, I have a program that reads cpu usage via the taskman and it outputs to the serial port to drive a automotive style tachometer. The program itself works nice, loads on startup and no problems...except...
    it leaves the taskman "window" open, and has 2 buttons, hide and exit. Every time the pc starts up, i need to click hide. There has to be an easy way to bypass this any thoughts?
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    r'click the icon for this. select open minimized
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    Add the following Registry Key

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    Give the REG_SZ value the name TaskManager and then give it the following string:

    start /min c:\\windows\system32\taskmgr.exe

    This will start it mimized and you won't have to worry about it.

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    Thank you for the quick advise! Helps a ton. Minimized is great....still wish I could manipulate the "hide" button though
    2005 Ford Focus ST

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    if all else fails, look up the program autoit. its pretty nice for many things, it works by manipulating the mouse/kb amoung other things.

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