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3-21-2] How do I launch a document (like a web page)?




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This article is from the CD-Recordable FAQ, by Andy McFadden (fadden@fadden.com) with numerous contributions by others.

3-21-2] How do I launch a document (like a web page)?

(2002/10/15)

In the past it was recommended to use the "start" command, e.g. "open=start
index.htm". However, "start.exe" doesn't exist in the Windows NT family
(NT4, 2000, XP).

You can launch documents with Windows Explorer on any version of Windows,
like this:

[autorun]
open=explorer.exe index.htm

However, it appears to ignore your browser settings. So, even if you've
chosen to make Netscape or Opera your web browser, it will still open the
HTML file with Internet Explorer.

An alternative to "start", called "shellout", is available from the "files"
section on http://www.mrichter.com/. This is a trivial launcher that
you copy onto a disc and use like this:

[autorun]
open=shellout index.htm

It appears to avoid the above problems, is only 20K, and is free.

For more information on autorun:

http://www.microsoft.com/msj/0499/win32/win320499.aspx

Instructions for making a VideoCD autoplay under Windows can be found at
http://navasgrp.home.att.net/tech/autoplay_vcd.htm.


 

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