Hiding Flashing command line or batch file window during startup
How to hide the flashing command line
↣ I have used many batch files and command line applications.
↣ One of the most annoying things about them is the flashing window that appears during startup.
↣ To remove these flashing windows, there is a very special and hidden utility in Vista called Hidden Start (hstart).
↣ Hidden start starts a command line application in the background that hides the flashing windows from appearing during startup.
Press WIN Key + R and type the following line:
↣ hstart /[parameters] /[priority] [command lines]
↣ If you launch the hstart utility with no parameters, the following settings will appear.
↣ Remember 3 important points, if you decide to use this utility.
Use the “/NOWINDOW” parameter to start the application without the application window, use the “/D=path” to set the current/starting directory and last, use “quotes” to surround the arguments.
↣ For example:
hstart /NOWINDOW /D=c:\scripts “c:\scripts\mybatch.bat”
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