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    for frodoplayer, how much time does this save during booting. Right now, i have frodo on autolaunch, and it is 5sec opus delay +8 sec bois + 22 sec windows +8 sec services after my destop loads, before frodo opens up, then 17 seconds before frodo plays, I hoping that this can reduce that 8 seconds between when i see my desktop (by getting rid of that) and by the time frodo loads.
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    Has anybody had internet explorer not load web sites when going directly to a front end? I'm using Road Runner and when going directly to the frontend i can't access the internet.


    hmmm......exiting out of Road Runner and going in to frodo player allows me to access the internet and going back in to road runner I can now access the internet.

    I did hit "work off line" earlier, but unchecked it right after hitting it perhaps it has created a setting somewhere? Tried uninstalling roadrunner and reinstalling it, but still no internet when booting directly into RR.

    Doesn't work when booting directly into Frodo player either. I could have sworn I was going on-line before when booting into a front end.


    Yeah I guess hitting "work off line" farked something up because I just ran a test on my desktop and had no problem going on-line after booting in to RR. Oh well I had planed on reinstalling windows on the CarPC anyway as I've only had it running to test out various programs and such.

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    Alternatively you can also run Carshell as your shell. Carshell will run any applications that you have in your startup folder (including front ends) and reduces boot time. (usually by a few seconds) You can also run your other applications from it and it works as a basic desktop that is easier to use in the car, and provides an easy checkbox setting to switch between explorer and carShell as shell.

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    sounds interesting I'll try that out today after I get back from class

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bugbyte
    If you are using a front end that allows you to launch an application, you can put explorer.exe as a program that can be launched. If you need to access explorer, you can launch it from the front end.
    Newbie question:
    What is the command line I enter into FP for explorer?
    and what is the command line for Calculator?
    What's the easiest way to find these command lines? IE: when I right click on properties for the calculator, I can't seem to find the command line.
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    %windows%\explorer.exe <-- if you are useing xp and did not change the installation dir then it is c:\windows\explorer.exe

    %windows%\%system%\calc.exe <--- again it the above is true the path will be C:\WINDOWS\system32\Calc.exe

    The easiest way to find them i suppose would be the search function "by files or folders", but you can also just browse in explorer to look for them. A another way is to right click on a shortcut to the program and click on the find target button, it will open a explorer window to the path the file is located.
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    ^ think you meant to say %windir%

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    Hmmm, tried both of those. Both end up in FP as "false", must've typed them wrong or something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tj!2k4
    ^ think you meant to say %windir%
    opps

    Muldrick, if your file system is setup like above and you are running XP they *should* be there.
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    fp may not accept system variables like that.. you may have to specify the full path.

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