Monday, September 24, 2007

Hey Windows Users!

Here's the problem that I have. I'll be using the laptop and have Firefox running. I'll walk away to do something, and sometimes the computer will hibernate because that battery will have run down. My problem is that if Thunderbird is running, it gets angry. For whatever reason, it doesn't like to be hibernated-at for me.

So, to solve the problem, I researched and found the following command:

taskkill

Its job is to kill programs from the command line. In the power area of the control panel, one of the tabs is for alarms. One of the options is to run a specified program at shutdown time. So, I put this

"C:\windows\system32\taskkill.exe" /im thunderbird.exe

in there. Worked wonderfully! Now thunderbird gets shut down prior to the hibernation and does not get angry with me when I restart the computer.

2 Comments:

At Wednesday, September 26, 2007 8:09:00 AM CDT, Blogger cljo said...

Define "gets angry". I don't have this problem.

 
At Wednesday, September 26, 2007 10:44:00 AM CDT, Blogger gc said...

I think its a peculiarity of my setup. When I turn the computer back on, thunderbird doesn't respond and needs to be restarted a couple of times for it to come back.

 

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