GOING ONLINE DIRECTLY FROM STARTUP

  BELSOX 16:27 04 Aug 2006
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I've set up my stuff to always go on-line(AOL) on startup. However, it gets no further than the sign in stage and waits for me to 'give it a click'. It's no trouble but wouldn't it be nice if I could override that and come back from a cuppa to find everything ready to go? Any ideas?

  Coff 11:54 05 Aug 2006

Disable AOL from starting up automatically. Create a shortcut from your desktop with a location of "mailto:" without the quotes. Name the shortcut anything you like and when you are finished it should automatically acquire the blue AOL icon. (Exit AOL if you are signed in and test the shortcut. It should automatically sign you in but it will automatically open your email window as well.)

If you are happy with it, right click your Start button, click on Open All Users. Open the Programs Folder and drag your new shortcut into the Startup folder.

  BELSOX 13:22 05 Aug 2006

Thanks COFF I'll try that
Regards
BELSOX

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