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lordsocke

Hi guys I found in the function Shell execute the way to start the browser minimized. But actually it just opens the browser but not hidden or minimized. What am i making wrong here?

ShellExecute("www.google.de", "", "", "open", @SW_MINIMIZE)

 

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MilesAhead

Try explicitly opening a browser via its exe and passing the url on the command line.  I think when open via file association only the first param on the command line is passed.  Usually it is something like ".txt" would invoke notepad.exe "%1"

 

Likely the minimize flag is ignored.  One trick I use to get the path of the default browser is to have a dummy html file included with my program.  Then I use FindExecutable() API with the full path to the dummy index.html.  This returns the complete path to FF, IE, whatever.

 

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