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- Hidden mode Apr. 4, 2009
April 4, 2009, 11:12 am
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program running in a background, hidden, or invisible mode so that no
Windows icon is visible while it runs in the background?
When multiple applications are being run and it is necessary to move between
windows, that would mean one less window to keep track of.
Re: Hidden mode Apr. 4, 2009
I was wondering if there might be some way to start a Perl program so that
it would run in the background and not generate a Run Icon that appears on
the Windows screen. For example, is there a run command modifier like this?
Run program.pl -hide
One application for this is a utility program I am developing that would act
as a central hub type program that would watch for keyboard key presses and
send that information to other language computer programs, enable them to
easily communicate with one another and share access to a graphics display
program. Only that hub program would maintain an active "pipe" to the
graphics program. And it would be nice if it could run invisibly in the
I have program from years ago that will start a Perl program running like
that. But I thought there might be a way to do that directly. There is
also a freeware program that can be used to manipulate Run Icons etc. But
again, that involves additional software.