Re: [Clip] Closing DOS window
- Thanks to all who have attempted to help me with this.
Jody, it wasn't just a typo. Thanks for spotting my error. Moving the
double-quotes stopped NoteTab and the "DOS" window from closing. In other
words, my original problem remains, but now I know how to prevent NoteTab from
Josh, you are correct that the "DOS" window won't close automatically until the
invoked program exits. That's my problem. I would like my Clip to close the
"DOS" window soon after NoteTab is started. I can easily close the "DOS" window
"by hand" (by clicking on the title-bar "X" or typing "ALT+SPACEBAR C") without
closing NoteTab. My Clip (^!FocusApp <"DOS" window title bar text>; ^!Keyboard
ALT+SPACEBAR C) doesn't work.
Abair, the "start" command doesn't appear to run NoteTab differently, assuming
I've put the double-quotes in the correct places. It still leaves me with the
open "DOS" window.
--- Jody <kjv-av1611@...> wrote:
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org__________________________________
> From: Jody <kjv-av1611@...>
> Date: Fri, 04 Mar 2005 12:55:15 -0600
> Subject: Re: [Clip] Closing DOS window
> Hi Abe,
> Assuming this was just a typo in your message:
> Is in message: "C:\...\NoteTab /L=MyClips:CloseDOS"
> Should be: "C:\...\NoteTab" /L="MyClips:CloseDOS"
> Instead of running the bat file first, try the NoteTab command-
> line above and run your bat file from a Clip. From my little
> knowledge about DOS windows and the Clips I have the DOS window
> will automatically close. If not, then you could use ^!FocusApp
> "dos window"
> >I do not think that there are any "bad lines" in the batch file. No messages
> >(error or otherwise) are produced. (What I described happens if the batch
> >contains only the line invoking NoteTab.) The last line of the batch file
> >starts NoteTab. NoteTab starts correctly. The "DOS" window stays open
> >NoteTab does not exit. (In other words, the batch file does not "end"
> >NoteTab does not "return" to it, because NoteTab does not exit.) I can close
> >the "DOS" window manually with the keyboard. My Clip is an attempt to
> >automatically close the "DOS" window and keep NoteTab open, but fails
> >NoteTab and the "DOS" window) when the ^!FocusApp "Command Prompt" is
> >I would like to know why ^!FocusApp "Command Prompt" closes NoteTab, and how
> >can close just the "DOS" window.
> >--- Dave <dmc43959@...> wrote:
> >> Hi
> >> you do not need a close DOS window clip ,it will close when the batch ends
> >> ,when it stays open it usually means there are bad lines in your batch
> >> .
> >> Notetab will start with the latest settings in the ini.
> >> >
> >> > This is a low priority problem.
> >> >
> >> > I'm using NoteTab Light on Windows XP. I run a batch (.bat) file on
> >> > Windows
> >> > start-up, the last line of which starts NoteTab and runs a Clip
> >> > ("C:\...\NoteTab /L=MyClips:CloseDOS"). I want this Clip to close the
> >> > command
> >> > prompt ("DOS") window running the batch file, and leave NoteTab running.
> >> > The
> >> > first line of this Clip is ^!FocusApp "Command Prompt". Even if that is
> >> > the
> >> > only line in the Clip, it closes NoteTab! (Closing NoteTab closes the
> >> > command
> >> > window, of course, but I want to leave NoteTab open.) (The second line
> >> > my
> >> > Clip was going to be ^!Keyboard ALT+SPACEBAR C.)
> Happy Clip'n!
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- John, thanks for your interest and input.
H. Savage, thank you for the information on NoteTab minimization.
Jody, thanks for the information on keyboard-related commands. The organization
of my responses was due to necessity. I'm able to check my e-mail only once
each day or two, and I figured it would be a good way to reduce the group's
To everyone who responded: Many thanks for your help. Not only did I get a
solution (thanks again, Hugo), but I received enough useful information that I
am generating a "NoteTab Tips" file for my personal use based on the
information you've sent.
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