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Windows 7: Scheduled task invisible

08 Sep 2010   #1
Leffe9

XP sp2 - Vista - Se7en
 
 
Scheduled task invisible

Hi,
I recently managed to create a musical wake up, using sheduled task and a bat file wich launches mplayerclassic and reads automatically the desired playlist.
Problem is, with this sheduled task, I can't stop the player because it doesn't appear anywhere.
I verified that I didn't checked "masked" in the general task options.
Also note that the bat file launched manually is showing the player correctly on the desktop and in the tasks manager allowing me to close it without having to reboot.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.


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08 Sep 2010   #2
slurp812

windows seven
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Leffe9 View Post
Hi,
I recently managed to create a musical wake up, using sheduled task and a bat file wich launches mplayerclassic and reads automatically the desired playlist.
Problem is, with this sheduled task, I can't stop the player because it doesn't appear anywhere.
I verified that I didn't checked "masked" in the general task options.
Also note that the bat file launched manually is showing the player correctly on the desktop and in the tasks manager allowing me to close it without having to reboot.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.
On the "General" tab, under security options, set it to run as your curreltly logged in user, then select "Run only when user is logged in.
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08 Sep 2010   #3
Leffe9

XP sp2 - Vista - Se7en
 
 

What if I turn my computer to sleep mode ? It will not work then ... will it ?
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09 Sep 2010   #4
stenharo

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

I was having the same problem just now.Ctrl+Shift+Esc, Show all processes, and the mplayerclassic process should be there now and you can stop it. A more elegant solution is always welcomed.
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09 Sep 2010   #5
Leffe9

XP sp2 - Vista - Se7en
 
 

I should have cleared already that the player doesn't appears anywhere ! That means also into the tasks manager. If it was there I wouldn't have any problem to stop it.
Now untill something better comes I just have reduced the number of tracks in my playlist and added /close to the bat file.

Content of my alarm clock bat file.
Quote:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Media Player\mplayerc.exe" /play
"D:\My Documents\My music\Wake up.mpcpl" /close
exit
This command should close the player after the playlist has been readed.
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09 Sep 2010   #6
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

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10 Sep 2010   #7
slurp812

windows seven
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Leffe9 View Post
What if I turn my computer to sleep mode ? It will not work then ... will it ?
Not sure about that but it will run it foreground. I don't use sleep mode.
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10 Sep 2010   #8
slurp812

windows seven
 
 

Even if you "Show processes from all users"?



Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Leffe9 View Post
I should have cleared already that the player doesn't appears anywhere ! That means also into the tasks manager. If it was there I wouldn't have any problem to stop it.
Now untill something better comes I just have reduced the number of tracks in my playlist and added /close to the bat file.

Content of my alarm clock bat file.
Quote:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Media Player\mplayerc.exe" /play
"D:\My Documents\My music\Wake up.mpcpl" /close
exit
This command should close the player after the playlist has been readed.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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