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  1.    13 Sep 2016 #1
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    Placing program into startup menu?


    I'd like to place my Logitech Setpoint.exe into the startup menu. How?
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  2.    13 Sep 2016 #2
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    Create a shortcut and put it in one of the startup folders (for your user or for the system) as described here:

    Startup Items - Add, Delete, Enable, Disable in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    To create the shortcut when you have opened the startup folder right click and select create shortcut. Then browse to wherever your .exe is.
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  3.    13 Sep 2016 #3
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    I thought the issue was solved, but it wasn't. I needed setpoint to be active when the computer booted up. So, I thought that its .exe should be placed in the startup menu. As far as I can tell, the exe was correctly placed into the menu as directed by Ix07. However, when I just rebooted the computer, I note that the setpoint icon is not in the "show hidden icon" on the notification taskbar...as it usually was before I got a new mouse and reloaded the new software. I now have to go to the setpoint shortcut and activate it before the mouse can carry out the customized commands.
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  4.    13 Sep 2016 #4
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    You should put a shortcut in the startup folder. The setpoint.exe can be anywhere (in your documents folder for example).

    Just to check when you manually start this program does it ask you for administrator approval by popping up a box saying something like "Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device?"
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  5.    13 Sep 2016 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by lx07 View Post
    You should put a shortcut in the startup folder. The setpoint.exe can be anywhere (in your documents folder for example).

    Just to check when you manually start this program does it ask you for administrator approval by popping up a box saying something like "Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device?"
    Shortcut is properly in place in the startup folder.
    Yes, I do get "Do you want....." when manually opening setpoint by 2x clicking on its shortcut.
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  6.    13 Sep 2016 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by flycaster View Post
    Yes, I do get "Do you want....." when manually opening setpoint by 2x clicking on its shortcut.
    That will be the cause - you'll need to create a different sort of shortcut to give the required authority as described here..

    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    By default, Windows will not allow any program to run elevated at startup for security reasons.

    You could use the tutorial below to create an elevated shortcut of this program, then place the elevated shortcut in your Startup folder. The program will then run elevated at startup without getting a UAC prompt.

    Elevated Program Shortcut without UAC Prompt - Create - Windows 7 Help Forums
    Solved EXE in Startup folder not running - Page 2 - Windows 10 Forums
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  7.    13 Sep 2016 #7
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    To late for me to start trying Brink's solution; something to do tomorrow. What I don't understand is according to Brink execution commands can't be legally elevated into the start menu, how did the other start up programs get into the startup? O know that I didn't do anything special to get them there.
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  8.    14 Sep 2016 #8
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    The start menu is what you pick programs from when you press the button. Programs get put there when you install them.

    The startup folder is for programs that run automatically when you start your system. This is what you mean I hope - you want this program to run automatically when you start up your system.

    There are other ways to start programs at system start but this is probably the simplest. Some programs will add things to startup folder when you install them - this is done automatically and you don't have to do anything. When it comes to other programs that don't automatically run at startup but you would like them to, as most don't require elevated privileges to run you just make a shortcut in the correct folder. Yours does which is why you need the more convoluted method of making the shortcut.
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  9.    14 Sep 2016 #9
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    Followed Brink's instruction and success at last, but at a time consuming price. Had a big problem when I got to testing out the shortcut (before checking if Setpoint was working correctly from the bootup) to see if it merely worked. It didn't. Kept getting notified that setpoint couldn't be found??? Eventually found my first error which was on the pathway to setpoint.exe, I failed to realize that it was SetpointP\setpoint.exe and not just a plain old Setpoint\setpoint.exe. So, I made all the proper editing corrections. Nonetheless, the shortcut still brought up the same issue. My second mistake was then eventually found, I think. When entering the various pathways, I had not used quotes as they were showing in the tutorial as it has always been my understanding that these quotes signified areas where one was to put in their specific info...without the quotes. Well, I finally tried entering my specific info with quotes, and then the shortcut opened setpoint. Was it really the lack of quotes that screwed things up??? Once I knew the the shortcut worked, I then placed it into the Startup folder, checked to see that it was, indeed, within Startup (using the Task Manager,) took a deep breath, rebooted, and there was the setpoint icon within Show Hidden Icons on the navigation bar, and best of all, the mouse worked with its customized settings.

    Thanks for hanging in there with me, Ix07.
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  10.    14 Sep 2016 #10
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    Glad it worked. Most times adding things to startup is really easy. It is only these programs needing administrator rights that are a pain to do.

    With regards to quotes you always need them if there is a space in the path as a space is interpreted as the end.

    So C:\A\very\long\winded\path is fine as there are no spaces
    C:\Program Files\Some\Program.exe is not as it would be read C:\Program and then stop as there is a space.
    For that you would need quotes "C:\Program Files\Some\Program.exe"
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