Starting Take Command

You will typically start Take Command from a Windows shortcut, located:


on the desktop, or

in the Programs section of the Start menu (including its Startup subdirectory).


You may also start it from the Start / Run dialog.


The installation software will optionally create both a Take Command folder or group (in the Programs section of the Start menu) and a desktop object (shortcut) which starts Take Command. Usually these are sufficient, but if you prefer, you can create multiple desktop objects or items to start Take Command with different startup commands or options, or to run different applications in the tab windows.


Each item or icon represents a different Take Command window. You can set any necessary command line parameters for Take Command such as a program to run in a tab window, and the name and path for the .INI file. See Take Command Startup Options for more information on startup command line options.


When you configure a Take Command item, place the full path and name for the file in the Command Line field, and put any startup options that you want passed to Take Command. For example:


Command Line:C:\Program Files\JPSoft\TCMD\TCMD.EXE
Working directory:C:\


You do not need to use the Change Icon button, because TCMD.EXE already contains icons.


Each Windows program has a command line which can be used to pass information to the program when it starts. The command line is entered in the Command Line field for each shortcut or each item in a Program Manager group (or each item defined under another Windows shell), and consists of the name of the program to execute, followed by any startup options.


The Take Command startup command line does not need to contain any information. When invoked with an empty command line, Take Command will configure itself from the TCMD.INI file, and then display a prompt and wait for you to type a command. However, you may add information to the startup command line that will affect the way Take Command operates.