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    Papercut client

    A question for those that use papercut and make use of the client.

    Is there anyway of running the client silently? I don't mean installing it silently, I mean so that it doesn't show the balance popup on screen nor does it start minimised to the tray. I want it running in the background ready to pop up and say "printing is denied to this printer" etc. Our users don't need to see the balance screen (even if I can hide the actual balance).

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    Just been mucking about with this myself:

    See User Client Optionsand User Client

    I've edited the config.properties so it starts minimised and with the hide balance turned on. I like the icon still being there, so I know it's running but I've also disabled them from shutting it down in the same config.properties options.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gumbygaz View Post
    Just been mucking about with this myself:

    See User Client Optionsand User Client

    I've edited the config.properties so it starts minimised and with the hide balance turned on. I like the icon still being there, so I know it's running but I've also disabled them from shutting it down in the same config.properties options.
    Yeh I have it running like that at the moment but I would like the icon to disappear altogether. I just want it running in the background - no icons visible - nothing clickable.

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    I assume this will do that, haven't tested that one yet though:

    -disabletasktrayicon

    The option tells the client to hide the task tray icon.

    This option can also be set by adding a disabletasktrayicon=Y line to the client config.properties.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gumbygaz View Post
    I assume this will do that, haven't tested that one yet though:

    -disabletasktrayicon

    The option tells the client to hide the task tray icon.

    This option can also be set by adding a disabletasktrayicon=Y line to the client config.properties.
    No dice!

    This is what I have : Icon still there.

    ################################################## ##############################
    # The optional settings below can be enabled by removing the # from the start #
    # of the relevant line. These options can also be specified on the command #
    # line. Any command line options set will override the values set here. #
    ################################################## ##############################

    # When enabled, debugging information is written to user-client.log
    #
    #debug=Y

    # The silent option tells the client not to report errors if it has problems
    # connecting to the server. If the server is unavailable at time of startup
    # (e.g. the client is not connected to the network), or if the user does not
    # currently exist in the database, the client will simply sleep waiting for the
    # condition to change.
    #
    silent=Y

    # The minimized option tells the client to start minimized. On Windows, the
    # client will be minimized to the task tray.
    #
    #minimized=Y

    # Configure the client to never display the "confirm identity" dialog if the
    # user account does not in the database.
    #
    neverrequestidentity=Y

    # The noquit option stops the user from closing/quitting the client.
    # (Windows only)
    #
    # Apple Mac: Use a Login Hook to stop users exiting the client. See 'Services
    # for Users -> User Client Deployment' in the manual for more information.
    #
    noquit=Y

    # The "disabletasktrayicon" option instructs the client to not use the system
    # task tray. This has two effects:
    # 1. It prevents the client from minimizing to the tray.
    # 2. Messages are displayed as standard dialog boxes rather than as task
    # tray notifications.

    # The "hide-balance" option instructs the client to hide the balance display.
    #
    # On Windows the balance window is not displayed. On other platforms the
    # the balance is hidden from the balance window.
    #
    hide-balance=Y

    # Disabling task tray support may be useful if the task tray has been removed
    # for security reasons using Group Policy Editor.
    #
    # This is a Windows-only option.
    #
    disabletasktrayicon=Y

    # The "disable-balloon-tips" option instructs the client to display
    # messages in dialog boxes rather than notification area balloon tips.
    #
    # This may be required to display notifications successfully if balloon tips
    # have been disabled in Windows.
    #
    # This is a Windows-only option.
    #
    disable-balloon-tips=Y

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    Hummm, your right that doesn't work for me either.

    Running the exe with the disable icon switch, "pc-client.exe --disabletasktrayicon" does keep the app running and hides the icon for me though. Any good?

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    Its when its running and it shows up as a running app in the left hand side next to the start button in win 7. That's the bit I want to remove. I want it running in the background without any notification to the user that its there unless it needs to tell the user something like "printing denied".

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    Ah... I see what you mean. I didn't even notice that had appeared, so many things on my taskbar at the moment!
    So disabling the tray icon makes it appears on the taskbar?? Very weird, and annoying.

    I'll have a look about & a play, but looks like a glitch and an email to Papercut. Sorry

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