[Wine] Running GUI applications in background

Elf & Dmitryi sidhechapel at prodigy.net.mx
Sat Oct 11 21:00:37 CDT 2008

There might be at least two ways for this...

One is with cmdow.exe, http://www.commandline.co.uk/cmdow/

Syntax would be cmdow /run /hid process.exe - could also be written
into a batch file.

Another is with the Windows Cron port,
http://www.kalab.com/freeware/cron/cron.htm - Cron runs everything

or something like old Norton Commander scheduler, which allowed running
apps as hidden/systray-iconised.

On 11.10.2008 at 9:34 biGGer wrote:

>Is that possible ? e.g run notepad.exe in console(not in WM) and it
>in background without creating windows in VM
>run gui applications without window manager so they stay in
background(no need input from user)


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