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Make Task Scheduler run program in foreground

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    Make Task Scheduler run program in foreground


    Hi! Shirley this must be simple! If I type "notepad.exe" into a command window and hit return, notepad appears. If I schedule "notepad.exe" to run in Windows Task Scheduler, when triggered, it runs in the background. Why? How can I make it appear? Using task Scheduler. Simply.
    Win 8.1 Update1, Core-i3

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    In the Task Scheduler, what account have you got running the task?

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    Is the account running the task the account you are logged into?

    Cheers,
    Jamie
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    8.1


    Thanks Jamie!
    Yes, I have entered the name of the logged-in account but I have since read that to cause the program to be interactive one must select "Run only when the user is logged on" So that solves my problem.
    Now I need to find out how to get Task Scheduler to log me in from sleep! That seems to have an element of "Catch-22" to it if I need to be logged in to do it!
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    Run only when logged in is what i have set about, glad you fixed it.

    What do you mean log you in from sleep?
    What do you want to do?

    Cheers,
    Jamie
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