command-line option regarding "Run in background" and "Show tray icon"

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NotNull
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command-line option regarding "Run in background" and "Show tray icon"

Post by NotNull » Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:49 pm

On a regular basis I start a separate instance of Everything to experiment, open a separate read-only database or reproduce forum issues.
The first thing I do after that, is disabling "Run in background" and "Show tray icon"
But in reality I forget that half of the time, causing that instance running unnoticed in the notification area for longer time.

Very low priority suggestion - mainly because I seem unable to learn from my mistakes - to add a command-line option to Everything to start it without running in the background / in the system tray.

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Re: command-line option regarding "Run in background" and "Show tray icon"

Post by void » Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:28 am

I always use the debug console with the -debug command line option:
Everything.exe -debug

When I am done with the instance, I close the debug console.. terminating the instance.
This also avoids writing anything to disk.

You can also show the console with the /debug search command or Ctrl + ~ and then close the console to terminate Everything.

Added to my TODO List: Add no-run-in-background command line option and -no-tray command line option.
Thanks for the suggestions.

NotNull
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Re: command-line option regarding "Run in background" and "Show tray icon"

Post by NotNull » Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:51 pm

Thanks for considering this.
void wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:28 am
Everything.exe -debug
Good idea! Will try it.

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