START /DESKTOP

May 20, 2008
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I think I mentioned before ... "START /DESKTOP=desktop" just doesn't work. It starts the app on the current desktop in both v13 and v14.

And the "Options" section of START's help page has "/D" for both the startup directory and the startup desktop.

And START's quick help shows /DESKTOP in the syntax but does not describe it later (it's the only option not described later).
 

rconn

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May 14, 2008
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I think I mentioned before ... "START /DESKTOP=desktop" just doesn't work. It starts the app on the current desktop in both v13 and v14.

Not reproducible here. What's the exact contents of your command line?

And the "Options" section of START's help page has "/D" for both the startup directory and the startup desktop.

Fixed in build 16.

And START's quick help shows /DESKTOP in the syntax but does not describe it later (it's the only option not described later).

WAD. It's one of (at last count) 37 obscure command options that are not (and will never be) listed in the quick help.
 
May 20, 2008
11,437
99
Syracuse, NY, USA
Not reproducible here. What's the exact contents of your command line?

Code:
v:\> desktop /c newdt
 
[after returning to the default desktop]
 
v:\> start /desktop=newdt notepad

Notepad starts on the current (default) desktop.
 
May 20, 2008
11,437
99
Syracuse, NY, USA
START /DESKTOP works now but I'm having no luck with desktop names that have spaces (tried quoting). Sysinternals's "Desktops" creates such names.
 
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