Auto Start the slideshow

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Shane

Auto Start the slideshow

Postby Shane » 22.05.2006 23:02:43

Great little program. I also have problems with the memory leak. So as a workaround I have the PC set to restart everyday and auto login. The only problem I have now is how to auto start/enable the slide show.

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Nebel
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Postby Nebel » 22.05.2006 23:59:00

Hi,

running the 1.4? In the Dexpot folder in the start menu you'll find a folder called mainmenue. In this folder there is a Shortcut to the Slideshow. Simply move or copy it to the autostart folder.

If there isnt't a shortcut you can set it manualy. The parameter to start the slideshow via shortcut is:
C:\Program Files\Dexpot\dexpot.exe /s

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Nebel

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Postby Guest » 30.05.2006 16:21:27

It did try this, however, someone still has to manually select the time in sec and press the apply button. Are there switches to pass these elements on?

Thanks for the reply,

Shane

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Re: Auto Start the slideshow

Postby Guest » 13.12.2010 15:34:01

This still seems an issue.

There appears to be now way to autostart the slideshow from the command line.

Any idea anyone ?

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Patrick
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Re: Auto Start the slideshow

Postby Patrick » 15.12.2010 19:11:33

:dex:

You could write a small script using something like AutoHotkey to simulate the "Start slideshow" hotkey and call it from the command line.

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Re: Auto Start the slideshow

Postby jbeesd » 31.12.2014 00:04:38

Patrick,

Im also looking for something like this. Could you provide an example script for this??? We have a setup using 4 monitors and slideshow with 10 sec timers. We would like to be able to automatically stop the slide show at a set time so the monitors will go into power saving/shut off without us having to manually stop slideshow and power the screens off.

Thank you,

James

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Re: Auto Start the slideshow

Postby jbeesd » 27.02.2015 19:31:02

I have attempted many different scripts to sent the alt-h command to halt the slideshow without success! Does anyone have any suggestions?? I have tried using vbs with sendkeys and appactivate. I have assigned the keyboard shrotcut of ALT + h to stop the desktop slideshow.

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Re: Auto Start the slideshow

Postby jbeesd » 23.04.2015 20:39:01

I have been attempting to use a very simple script to send a controlsend !h. I have not been successful in finding the correct "title". I have attempted to use dexpot.exe, Dexpot64.exe, DexControl.exe, and Slideshow.exe without success.

Here is a sample of my ahk script: "ControlSend,, !h, (name of exe here)"

Any suggestions??

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Re: Auto Start the slideshow

Postby jbeesd » 23.04.2015 20:50:09

:oops: just got it running .......

was a simple send !h exit

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Re: Auto Start the slideshow

Postby milan081 » 03.06.2015 10:44:03

I‘m looking for something like this !!!


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