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Program's window won't hold its resize

  1. #11



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    Bamberg Germany
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
    It will try to run but Windows will not allow it. That's why Brink has the tutorial to create a scheduled task and the author of WizMouse creates a scheduled task to autostart the utility when it must be run as administrator.

    I also tried using the Run registry key. No dice. Of course if it is not run as administrator it starts without a problem. On W7 and earlier it does not need to run as admin to work.

    Edit: The only utility I saw to auto start run as admin programs without using task scheduler relaunches itself requesting debug privileges, then it launches the run as startups. I got funky errors no doubt due to the debug privileges.
    I was just wondering if one makes the shortcut run as admin, like my batch file shortcuts, if it would work. I'm more a power user, and definitely not a coder or software dev. But I always try to learn something.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
    It will try to run but Windows will not allow it. That's why Brink has the tutorial to create a scheduled task and the author of WizMouse creates a scheduled task to autostart the utility when it must be run as administrator.

    I also tried using the Run registry key. No dice. Of course if it is not run as administrator it starts without a problem. On W7 and earlier it does not need to run as admin to work.

    Edit: The only utility I saw to auto start run as admin programs without using task scheduler relaunches itself requesting debug privileges, then it launches the run as startups. I got funky errors no doubt due to the debug privileges.
    I was just wondering if one makes the shortcut run as admin, like my batch file shortcuts, if it would work. I'm more a power user, and definitely not a coder or software dev. But I always try to learn something.
    I tried that. It won't work because Windows considers it a security issue. What you can do is use Brink's tutorial to run a program as admin from scheduled tasks, and have that program run all shortcuts in a folder. I have a folder with all run as shortcuts and a program to run it. But I have to run a macro to double click the desktop icon or click it myself.

    I was toying with the idea of setting up a task to launch the program using Brink's tutorial. But it seems like every time I try to use task scheduler something gets corrupted. I once copied the Vista Calendar program into W7 to have it open only when there was an appointment using task scheduler. It worked great for about 2 weeks. I had to keep refreshing the task file for some unknown reason. It's just a pita.
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  3. #13



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    Bamberg Germany
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    every time I try to use task scheduler something gets corrupted
    Yeah that is a sensitive part of Windows. A few years ago I had a spare HDD that I imaged my Win7 onto to test some of those "Optimization" software like IOBIT, Wise & Glary to see what they did and how long till something broke, and very often the Task Scheduler would be corrupted after about a week... then some service or another would bite the bullet being most depend on task scheduler to activate them(oddly never had a registry problem though).
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  4. #14


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    Win 8.1 Pro x64


    I have a program, MinimServer that ran from the Startup folder when I first set it up, but since an uninstall/reinstall hasn't. MoveIt shows up in the sys tray like it's started, but the functionality in terms of hotkeys is not there w/o closing and running it manually.
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  5. #15


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    Windows 8.0 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by highstream View Post
    I have a program, MinimServer that ran from the Startup folder when I first set it up, but since an uninstall/reinstall hasn't. MoveIt shows up in the sys tray like it's started, but the functionality in terms of hotkeys is not there w/o closing and running it manually.
    It is weird. I have some VMs with Linux and Windows. I have a utility that adds a shortcut to the Registry Run key for the current user. I tried some of my utilities in W7 64 bit VM to start as admin. Some would some not. Seems no rhyme or reason to it.

    WizMouse seems o work pretty well without running as admin. So for now I think I'll stick with a program to launch all my startups that need to run as admin. If the double click macro doesn't work I just hit it manually and it starts everything else.

    You are welcome to use it if it is of any help. It's only a few lines. You would need to get AHK from here:
    AutoHotkey

    On my system I put all my shortcuts for startup run as admin in
    C:\Utils\StartAdmin

    You may change the script as you like.

    Code:
    SendMode Input
    SetWorkingDir,%A_ScriptDir%
    Loop  C:\Utils\StartAdmin\*.lnk
      Run %A_LoopFileLongPath%
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  6. #16


    Posts : 216
    Win 8.1 Pro x64


    Thanks, I'll take a look at it. As for now, I'm wearing out the scroll wheel on my mouse since installing MoveIt
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  7. #17


    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    Glad it's useful to you.

    btw the script should be run as admin itself so it can launch the shortcuts with the same privilege level.
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