| Originally Posted by rconn
|| Options / Configure Take Command / Windows / Startup Mode.
| Well, that does work but as vefatica points out, that affects every
| I really only want the instance I start on boot minimized. If for any
| reason I manually invoke TCMD, I don't want it minimized.
| It's a nit, I know, because TCMD starts up pretty fast now.
The solution is easy: use different .INI files for the start-maximized and the start-minimized modes! That's what I do, with a shortcut file (SHRALIAS.LNK) in the "%USERPROFILE\Start Menu\Programs\Startup" folder automatically executed when I log in, and multiple desktop shortcuts (.LNK files) for different versions of TCMD / TCC. All shortcut explicitly specify the .INI file to use via the /@ command line option; the automatic one executed at login also specifies alternate to TCSTART.BTM. It starts SHRALIAS.EXE first, and then loads the last saved values of aliases, history, etc., into the shared tables. Doing it in this order eliminates the need for DELAY mentioned in another very recent thread by Vince Fatica.