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    Lid Problem

    Oh !

    I thought I'd fixed the problem with the non starting of the applications in my startup folder. (My previous thread).

    Yes they work when I do a start or restart, but not when the laptop wakes up from sleep or hibernation.


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    Re: Lid Problem

    https://superuser.com/questions/1662...s-task-on-wake

    Schedule a task to be executed on "Wake Up"-Event, executing a bat-file running your Programs in the StartUp-Folder.

    That said: Are those Programs a "onetime-Run" Programs, or are they like "services"?
    because if they are like services (running as long the computer is on), they should still be "running" after wake-up
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    Re: Lid Problem

    Thanks Zvoni,

    Two are 'Service' type app's (single instance, so can't be started twice) and two are 'Run once and stop'. The 'Service' types do continue running after a wake up, the others need to run at wake up as well but don't. All app's run at start and restart.
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    Making a .bat file is easy enough I used to do that quite often, but I don't remember how to start an application using one.

    This version of Windows 10 seems to be lacking a lot of stuff I expect to be there, including the ability to schedule a task.
    App's in the Startup folder should run at wake up too, they always have previously in Windows, including Windows 10.

    I think Microsoft are trying to force us to use Windows 11. I suspect I'd find similar problems in that too.

    The annoying thing is that we bought a much cheaper Windows 10 laptop for my wife at the same time and everything works as expected on that one.


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    Re: Lid Problem

    To run a program at sleep or hibernate resume, use Task Scheduler. For each program you want to create a task that executes that program when the required trigger occurs. For an example for resuming from hibernate see:
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/an...r-comes-out-of

    Any event that occurs in the system log can be used for a trigger.
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    Re: Lid Problem

    This version of Windows 10 does not have a Task Scheduler !

    I'm currently writing a new version of the application to incorporate the extra commands which are ignored in the Startup folder.

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    Re: Lid Problem

    What version of Windows 10 are you using?

    To open the task Scheduler you should be able to
    Press Windows key + R at the same time. Then, type taskschd.msc
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    Re: Lid Problem

    Thanks 2kaud,
    That was very useful and seems to work, I don't actually have time to try using it at the moment, but it does pull up the scheduler.

    Didn't find that anywhere else on line.


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    Re: Lid Problem

    Since this is a programming forum and all, you can write your own program to do things when the lid opens or closes. You can monitor it using the RegisterPowerSettingNotification API with GUID_LIDSWITCH_STATE_CHANGE.

    I have a twinBASIC sample of how to use this API on GitHub. (tB is VB6 backwards compatible, if you haven't been following the classic VB forum).

    https://github.com/fafalone/clsPresenceMon

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    Re: Lid Problem

    I've got rid of the lid problem with the new lapyop... I've dumped the laptop.

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