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stuffed
23-07-2009, 10:02 AM
Does anyone know of a simple application to open a set web page at a set time?!
Without having to write script or use Outlook………
Thanks

ronyville
23-07-2009, 11:47 AM
Not sure if you are using Firefox or IE, but FireFox has the option to save the webpages that you are viewing and when firefox restarts it reloads those tabs. You can set a scheduled task in windows to launch firefox at a particular time and it will reload those pages for you when Firefox starts. Hope this helps in anyway.

stuffed
23-07-2009, 12:10 PM
Sorry - should have said - IE

jwil1
23-07-2009, 12:41 PM
Sse Scheduled tasks to run a batch file which contains:



iexplore.exe http://typewebsitehere.com

MushHead
23-07-2009, 12:49 PM
From the command prompt, you can (for example) execute

start "http://www.google.com"

& that will bring up your default browser with the specified web page. This is the same behaviour as typing the URL after choosing Start->Run.

If you wanted to do that at a set time, you could add this to the Run line in a Scheduled Task:

%comspec% /c "start http://www.google.com"

stuffed
23-07-2009, 03:20 PM
Thanks you guys but did mention “simple” – all ok for you experts but for us old sods – need something really basic!!

Sweep
23-07-2009, 04:12 PM
Simple, I guess, is having a computer that reads your mind and knows exactly what you want to do at any given moment and then does it for you.

wratterus
23-07-2009, 04:23 PM
From the command prompt, you can (for example) execute

start "http://www.google.com"

& that will bring up your default browser with the specified web page. This is the same behaviour as typing the URL after choosing Start->Run.

If you wanted to do that at a set time, you could add this to the Run line in a Scheduled Task:

%comspec% /c "start http://www.google.com"

It doesn't get a lot more simple than this. :)

MushHead
23-07-2009, 10:39 PM
Thanks you guys but did mention “simple” – all ok for you experts but for us old sods – need something really basic!!

This is basic! - or at least as basic as it's going to get. Assuming you have XP (with Vista you have to go through Administrative Tools first & the layout's different after, too), go to Control Panel, open Scheduled Tasks, then add a new task. You have to set up a task name & a schedule, but in the Run box, just type the example I gave (changing the web address, presumably) & save it.

You can test the task by right-clicking on it in the Scheduled Tasks window & choosing Run.

If you have a really simple schedule (like daily, weekly, etc), you can do it via the command prompt using the "AT" command, but I don't want to scare you off by making you delve into the command prompt... :)

stuffed
25-07-2009, 10:23 AM
Thanks again – have eventually found the run command and worked through it but now XP Pro is saying that “you do not have permission to perform this task”! There is only one account on this PC – me as administrator - now what!
Thanks

pcuser42
25-07-2009, 11:51 AM
You need a password to use Scheduled Tasks.