Run on Startup

Mike Driscoll kyosohma at gmail.com
Wed Mar 18 21:50:54 CET 2009


On Mar 18, 2:14 pm, Tim Wintle <tim.win... at teamrubber.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 2009-03-18 at 11:13 -0700, Mike Driscoll wrote:
> > On Mar 18, 1:09 am, "Gabriel Genellina" <gagsl-... at yahoo.com.ar>
> > > Any decent installer is able to register a program so it runs on startup  
> > > (InnoSetup, by example). Anyway, if you want to it it yourself, see:http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb776426(VS.85).aspx
>
> > > --
> > > Gabriel Genellina
>
> > How is putting your program in "C:\Program Files" stupid? Almost every
> > program I've ever installed on Windows defaults to that location.
> > Putting a link in the Startup folder is kind of silly, I will grant
> > you that. Of course, putting the shortcut there makes it easier for
> > non-techie people to remove it. Otherwise you'll have to hack the
> > registry to stop the startup or run msconfig and stop auto-start
> > there.
>
> The reason is that on non-english language versions it's not called "C:
> \Program Files" - there's a system setting that installers use to know
> the correct place to put applications. You should ask windows where it
> thinks you should put applications, and then put it there.
>
> The "Startup" folder is (I believe) depricated, and I would have guessed
> that it's not called "Startup" in other languages.
>
>
>
> > Mike
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Ah. Well, I would have used Inno Setup for installing purposes anyway.
I think it has an option to find the Program Files directory
correctly. Tim Golden has a good module called winshell that exposes
where most of this is as does wxPython StandardPaths() method.

Mike



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