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    I'll try it out- Thanks.

    Hopefully if a set of startup commands can be set in the .exe it should be possible to run all the programs and services which one needs on the carputer just without explorer.

    While googling I came across a whole lot on shells. I didn't know that there are many alternatives to explorer out there- both free and paid for. You could, for example pretty much clone a mac's desktop and have it as a shell. Was looking for suitable ones for carputers- which would require minimal resources and still have a systray.

    Carshell is a good idea, but it lacks the ability for me to customize it to the way I would want it.

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    hey guys i did the shell with loading explorer.exe then roadrunner and it worked fine..i was just wondering though how i can remove the mouse when it loads up..everytime it loads it shows up in the middle of the screen?..should i load road runner first..thne put the explorer.exe behind?

    let me know

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    My lilliput installed a set of invisible cursors. Just switched to them in mouse options.
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    ahhhh good idea....forgot about that..thanks man

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    There is also a way to do this without hacking your registry

    START > RUN > GPEDIT.MSC > USER CONFIGURATION > ADMINISTRATIVE TEMPLATES > SYSTEM > CUSTOM USER INTERFACE >

    This will pop up a dialog, click 'Enabled'

    Then under the enabled selection there is a field, put your shell path in that file.
    example C:/program files/frodoplayer/frodoplayer.exe

    Also there are many goodies in the group policy (gpedit.msc) Like startup / shutdown options

    enjoy

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    That's a great tip - thanks!

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    If you did it the regedit change you explorer.exe way what you have to do is this? Minimize your front end. Hit Cntrl/Alt/Delete and go to File then select new task. Go to regedit and change it back to explorer.exe and your back.

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    A question..

    I had it so it booted up directly to my front end, the problem is I dont use GPRS so i have to search for networks (like the one at my house) and connect before I can use the internet. Is there anyway to use network connections to search for connections and choose one directly from frodoplayer. Also, since I re-enabled it to start explorer.exe instead of frodoplayer when I boot up, is there a way to have it so FrodoPlayer starts up with the computer (like a program in msconfig under the startup tab for example) while still have windows in the background? Thanks!

    EDIT: I did it you guys, I'll post a FAQ on it right now and God willing it'll help others.

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    just put a frodo shortcut in the startup folder under the START > Programs list...
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    Wow... i did not know that =P

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