BOINC manager opens at startup.

caktusman
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When I boot or restart the computer the BOINC icon appears in the taskbar as it should. But the BOINC manager also opens. Is there a way to prevent the BOINC manager from actually opening at startup?

Thanks.

Michael Roycraft
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BOINC manager opens at startup.

caktus,

Boinc Manager Must run when Boinc starts. Did you maybe mean "does the manager window have to open"?
Should present no problem, all you have to do is close the window, and everything will proceed properly.

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You might find some tips here

You might find some tips here although I'm not sure it's the same thing you're asking for.

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RE: When I boot or restart

Quote:

When I boot or restart the computer the BOINC icon appears in the taskbar as it should. But the BOINC manager also opens. Is there a way to prevent the BOINC manager from actually opening at startup?

Thanks.


If you install Boinc as a service you can safely delete Boincmgr from the Autostart group.
Boinc Wiki
You can even run Boinc as a system user. To control Boinc you could use
boincview

caktusman
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Thanks to everyone for the

Message 22365 in response to message 22364

Thanks to everyone for the great suggestions. While the BOINC manager opening at startup is by no means a problem for me, I'll play with these suggestions just for kicks n' giggles.

I am particularly interested in Iridian's "the script". I'm wondering if the basic script will work with other startup items.

Ya'll have a great day.

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You can also edit the startup

You can also edit the startup link of Boinc Manager in the StartUp foldder of Windows. Rightclick it, properties, then in the Target link where it says \\BOINC\\Boincmgr.exe" add a space and /s so it looks like \\BOINC\\Boincmgr.exe" /s

The additional of /s will make sure BM will always start minimized.

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RE: You can also edit the

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You can also edit the startup link of Boinc Manager in the StartUp foldder of Windows. Rightclick it, properties, then in the Target link where it says \\BOINC\\Boincmgr.exe" add a space and /s so it looks like \\BOINC\\Boincmgr.exe" /s

The additional of /s will make sure BM will always start minimized.

Not working for some reason. Right clicked on the shortcut to BOINC manager and
changed \\BOINC\\Boincmgr.exe" to \\BOINC\\Boincmgr.exe" /s. But no go. Tried
several times but each time startup opened the BM window and left it open. Mabe I keep missing something.

However, at the registry key HKLM\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft/CurrentVersion\\Run
Value Name BOINC Manager for Windows I changed the Value Data from
C:\\Program Files\\BOINC\\boincmgr.exe
to
C:\\Program Files\\BOINC\\boincmgr.exe /s
and now at startup the BM window briefly opens then minimizes to the SysTray. But it leaves a minimize window button on the taskbar wich does nothing but sit there until I open BM from the SysTray icon then close with the "X". This seams to be responsible for reducing the boot/restart time by 10-15 seconds.

Still looking for a way to avoid the BM openning at all, and to avoid the minimize button in the taskbar.

As I mentioned it's really not a problem for me, but it's fund trying to find a work around.

[Edit]
In addition to the registry change adding the /s to the Target dialogue in BM's shortcut properties seems to have reduced boot/restart time of my system an additional 10 seconds. Just as it was prior to installing BM.

[Edit]
For some reason after defraging the C: drive including the page file the minimized BM button nolonger appears in the taskbar following restart. Go figure.

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I might be swimming in deep

I might be swimming in deep waters now but is it possible that you have inactivated some important service in XP.
I don't know which one might need to be on,but I have had problems with
other apps till I started a particular service again.
(But this sounds like a long shot to me anyway...)


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RE: I might be swimming in

Message 22369 in response to message 22368

Quote:
I might be swimming in deep waters now but is it possible that you have inactivated some important service in XP.
I don't know which one might need to be on,but I have had problems with
other apps till I started a particular service again.
(But this sounds like a long shot to me anyway...)

So far every thing seems fine. But I backed up the reg just in case.

caktusman
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Not trying to bug you all to

Message 22370 in response to message 22369

Not trying to bug you all to no end. Just thought I'd mention in case someone here might have an idea what might cause this.

Today at restart, BM went back to leaving a minimized BM button in the task bar. So I went back into the registry and changed

C:\\Program Files\\BOINC\\boincmgr.exe /s
back to
C:\\Program Files\\BOINC\\boincmgr.exe

then restarted the computer, then changed

C:\\Program Files\\BOINC\\boincmgr.exe
back to
C:\\Program Files\\BOINC\\boincmgr.exe /s

and again BM nolonger leaves a minimized BM button in the task bar following startup.

I'm beginning to wonder who's crazier, me or the machine. If the machine, I hope it doesn't start messing with my life-support systems. ;)

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It seems the variable that

Message 22371 in response to message 22370

It seems the variable that caused the second BM and associated minimized buttom in the task bar to again start occuring was BM having been set to Run in other than "Normal window".

This seems to be the fix:

At the registry key
HKLM\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft/CurrentVersion\\Run
Value Name "BOINC Manager for Windows" change the Value Data from
C:\\Program Files\\BOINC\\boincmgr.exe
to
C:\\Program Files\\BOINC\\boincmgr.exe /s

In BM's shortcut Properties change the Target from

"C:\\Program Files\\BOINC\\boincmgr.exe"
to
"C:\\Program Files\\BOINC\\boincmgr.exe" /s

also in BM's shortcut Properties set BM to Run: in "Normal window".

SO far this has resulted in only one instance of BM openning at Startup on my XP machine. It has also reduced it's startup time.

Thank you Jord. Without your help I may never have known where to start.

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