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dcol
 
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Post Posted October 1st, 2017, 12:03 pm

No matter what I do I cannot auto start Thunderbird with Windows 10. I tried every known start location, Start Folder, registry, Task Scheduler, Startup Delayer, Autorun Organizer, even wrote a batch file to start Thunderbird and use that instead of the actual executable. I can manually run Thunderbird without any issues.

Why won't Thunderbird auto start?

Using Windows 10.15063.632 Pro x64 on a Dell Optiplex 7050

jamo2
 
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Post Posted October 8th, 2017, 4:27 pm

It is not a good Idea to start TB in the Autostart of Windows

A better way to start TB automatically is to create a CMD Job like this:

Start "Thunderbird" "c:\?????????\thunderbird.exe"
timeout 10

Give a name to this file and put it in the autostart folder... (name by example compmgr.cmd)

With this kind of batch job you can also start other programs.

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Post Posted October 8th, 2017, 7:47 pm

Moving to MozillaZine Tech as this is not really a Thunderbird bug issue.

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Post Posted October 9th, 2017, 1:52 pm

jamo2 wrote:It is not a good Idea to start TB in the Autostart of Windows

A better way to start TB automatically is to create a CMD Job like this:

Start "Thunderbird" "c:\?????????\thunderbird.exe"
timeout 10

Give a name to this file and put it in the autostart folder... (name by example compmgr.cmd)

With this kind of batch job you can also start other programs.

I quite agree, a delay for Thunderbird is a good idea, because thunderbird (and startup in particular) is IO intensive and sensitive. I'd make it even longer - 30-60 seconds delay.

However, I don't know of any reason why TB startup would have failed in this case.

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