Getting my batch file to work?
November 3, 2013 12:41 PM Subscribe
I'm trying to set up a computer for my son. I've got it so instead of launching Windows Explorer, it instead silently loads up a batch file. My problem is working with the darn thing, and getting it to do what I want. Long story short, I want Steam Bit Picture Mode, the VoIP software Mumble, and, if I can, some form of Google Hangouts to load up on computer launch.
My current batch file is included after the break.
posted by TrueVox to computers & internet (7 answers total)
rem taskkill /f /IM explorer.exe
start /d "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\" Steam.exe
start /d "C:\Program Files (x86)\Mumble\" /MINIMIZED mumble.exe
I do realize that the second line does nothing - it's a hold over from an earlier attempt, but it shouldn't be causing troubles, should it?
And I don't have anything about G+ or GHangouts in there, yet, as I can't even seem to get Mumble to launch. Big Picture Steam is launching just fine, though, and explorer is NOT starting up, which is the desired outcome.
Maybe it goes without saying, but no, I can't put something in the startup folder, as that isn't launched until explorer is.
P.S.: This is under Windows 7, if that matters.