AW: How to launch an app invisible?

Tiemo Hollmann TB toolbook at kestner.de
Tue Jun 1 13:07:15 CDT 2010


Hi Jeff and Mark,

I forgot to say that the target platform is Win. I tried Jeffs approach
first without result. But because of your quick replies I started thinking
if my ghost-windows perhaps doesn't comes from my rev launcher, but from the
other (non-rev) app, I want to launch...
I think have to dig in that direction
Thank you for your replies
Tiemo

> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: use-revolution-bounces at lists.runrev.com [mailto:use-revolution-
> bounces at lists.runrev.com] Im Auftrag von Mark Schonewille
> Gesendet: Dienstag, 1. Juni 2010 19:58
> An: How to use Revolution
> Betreff: Re: How to launch an app invisible?
> 
> Hi Tiemo,
> 
> I found the following on the internet somewhere, I think it was the
> AppleScript newsgroup.
> 
> > - Open de application package to see its contents.
> > - open the Contents folder
> > - Open the file "info.plist" in a text editor and add the following
> > two lines inside the
> > outermost <dict></dict> tags:
> > <key>NSBGOnly</key>
> > <string>1</string>
> > Example:
> > <dict>
> >     [lots o' XML, possibly including
> >      other nested <dict></dict> tags]
> >     <key>NSBGOnly</key>
> >     <string>1</string>
> > </dict>
> > The following two lines should also work:
> > <key>NSUIElement</key>
> > <string>1</string>
> > but the latter solution hasn't been confirmed. If you tried it, let
> > us know.
> 
> This applies to Mac OS X only. I think (guess) that hiding the window
> suffices on Windows.
> 
> More info in the archives at http://qurl.tk/bn
> 
> --
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> 
> Mark Schonewille
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> On 1 jun 2010, at 19:48, Tiemo Hollmann TB wrote:
> 
> > Sorry, I know this must have been asked a couple of times, but I
> > didn't got
> > the right search terms for the archives.
> >
> > I want to build a tiny launcher app to launch another app and quits
> > afterwards, without any notice for the user, so that he doesn't even
> > knows
> > of its existence.
> >
> > Technically everything is easy, beside I don't get the launcher
> > totally
> > invisible. I tried it with setting the stack property invisible.
> > Hiding the
> > stack at startup, setting the topleft to -1000,-1000 at startup,
> > getting rid
> > of every title controls, BUT whatever I try, a "window frame" (which
> > is much
> > larger as the stack size) blinks up for a moment, before the launcher
> > disappears. It's just a nice to have, but I am sure there must be an
> > easy
> > solution.
> >
> > Thank you
> >
> > Tiemo
> 
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