DESKTOP

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#1
I wish you would ...

1. Allow for creating a desktop without switching to it

2. Allow for creating a desktop without running Explorer on it ... possibly run some other program (or collection of programs)
 

rconn

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#2
I wish you would ...

1. Allow for creating a desktop without switching to it
I could do that ...

2. Allow for creating a desktop without running Explorer on it ... possibly run some other program (or collection of programs)
I cannot do that -- unless you want to create a blank desktop that has no icons and no way to run anything.
 
#3
I could do that ...



I cannot do that -- unless you want to create a blank desktop that has no icons and no way to run anything.
Then force the user to specify **something** to be run. If he's dumb enough to specify something that won't let him do anything else, he can always C-A-D-Logoff! There are a number of apps that could let the user do darn near anything ... TCC ... TaskMgr ... PowerPro.

... TCMD (?).
 
#5
I'm not real keen on the idea of sending the user someplace from whence he potentially can never return to his original desktop ...
It's not so bad. I've done it a few times. How 'bout you make starting Explorer the default so the user must go out of his way to do otherwise (plus a caveat in a large red font in the help file)?

And if you didn't automatically switch to a new desktop (and fix START /DESKTOP) there'd be less of a problem. I'd probably make an alternate desktop in my logon script.
 
#6
It's not so bad. I've done it a few times. How 'bout you make starting Explorer the default so the user must go out of his way to do otherwise (plus a caveat in a large red font in the help file)?

And if you didn't automatically switch to a new desktop (and fix START /DESKTOP) there'd be less of a problem. I'd probably make an alternate desktop in my logon script.
... or give the user the opportunity to specify the "shell" for a new desktop, e.g.,
Code:
DESKTOP /C /SHELL=g:\tc14\tcmd.exe [/ACTIVATE]
If he doesn't specify a shell, he gets Explorer.