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Can I run Everything in background?

Posted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:39 am
by kennan3223
I am now writing an application using Everything to search file.
I tried to run Everything with the commands below:

Everthing.exe -start-client-service.
Everthing.exe -svc.
Everthing.exe -start-service.

Indeed there was a process running in background but the ipc just did not work.
I also added -admin option but no effect.

I wonder if there is a way to run Everything like a service without an icon in notification area
because most my users terminate applications they don't know.

Thx and nice software:)

Re: Can I run Everything in background?

Posted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:47 am
by void
The client needs to be running for the IPC to function.

The Everything client can run as a service. However, because of desktop isolation on Vista+ you will not be able to use IPC.

Please try disabling http://www.voidtools.com/support/everything/options/#show_tray_icon

Re: Can I run Everything in background?

Posted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:42 am
by kennan3223
@void
Amazing! I was thinking it might take a few days to get an answer
Really not easy to stick to something for all these years.
Thanks for your timely reply.

Yes it works!
I add the config "show_tray_icon=0" to the ini file manually
Then I use Everything.exe -startup to run everything in the background
IPC just takes effect
That's exactly what I want.
Hooray!