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Find your shortcut and right click it and go to the properties. Click the shortcut tab and where you have "C:\Program Files\Zone labs\Zonealarm\zonealarm.exe" in the target you add -nopopup -nosplash to the end of it.
Note there is a space before each -.

Now you will not get the ZoneAlarm Splash Screen.:D


"C:\Program Files\Zone labs\Zonealarm\zonealarm.exe" -nopopup -nosplash
 

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Sure. :)

Instead of using Zone Alarm's startup option,
copy the ZA shortcut to your Windows Startup
folder with the -nopopup -nosplash parameters...
 

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OK that sounds good.
Do I uncheck the "load Zone Alarm at start up" and reboot first so it does not load at start up the way it does now. I seen in msconfig start up that it is listed. Or with that go away after I uncheck "load Zone Alarm at start up" in Zone Alarm and reboot.
Sorry Windows 98 is new to me so I am learn Windows again. Six years with Windows 95a :D Even my Norton SystemWorks does some things in other ways now.
 

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You can probably just uncheck the startup
option, and close/restart Zone Alarm.

But I still have Win95B, so I'm not sure what
Win98 will do. To be absolutely certain, it might
not hurt to reboot between unchecking the
option and adding it to startup.

Cheers, Mac
 

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Don't change anything untill you try this frist.

This should be the path to the shortcut that you want to edit.

C:\WINDOWS\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp

After you find the shortcut in this startup folder, right click it and add a space to the end of the command line and then -nosplash.

This will stop the splash screen and it will still load at startup.
 

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Thanks guys. :)

That reminds me, I moved my startup folder into
accessories a long time ago.

Just curious, has anybody else moved theirs? Or
can you even do this on Win98 and later? :confused:
 

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To be honest, I've never heard about that.
Why would you do that?

Anyhow, I don't think you can't just do that like that, as Windows won't know where the Startup folder has suddenly disappeared to.

You'd have to adapt the Reg path in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders\\Startup at the very least.

Maybe that's all that's required. Mo should be able to tell you more about it, if she's watching this thread.

Greetz,
 

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Windows 95 finds it just fine. That's why I was
wondering if you could do that on later versions. :)

I moved it cause I had so much stuff on the menu... :D
 

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Maybe I'm not makin' myself clear... :confused:

I moved it, I still use it, and it works.

All I did was drag it to the "accessories" folder.

Cheers, Mac :)
 

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MacFromOK,

So I was not the only one using Window 95. Right now I sometimes wish this new had 95 on it because not all things work the same way.


John Sparkman and TonyKlein

Hey it says this there.

"C:\Program Files\Zone labs\Zonealarm\zonealarm.exe" -nopopup

The " -nosplash " is not there.
So I will ad the " -nosplash " to it.

You know I never even had a C:\WINDOWS\All Users on my 95 PC till I installed an Paint Shop Pro and it has these but the folders don't have anything in them.
C:\WINDOWS\All Users\Applications Data
C:\WINDOWS\All Users\Desktop

98 has these here.
C:\WINDOWS\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp\ZoneAlarm (shortcut)
Just the one ZoneAlarm (shortcut) here and the two below the folders don't have anything in them.
C:\WINDOWS\All Users\Desktop
C:\WINDOWS\All Users\DRM

What are these folders for?


MacFromOK,

Are you talking about the "start up" folder in the start\program menu. They are all just short cuts so they will still know where to go.
 

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Hiya hewee, :)

Well, there's only one "Startup" folder, and
although it contains "shortcuts", Windows still
has to find the folder in order to run the programs
when it boots up.

Apparently Windows searches all the Start/Programs
subfolders...

Cheers, Mac :)
 
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