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Cool Tip: Add Notify to Startup

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By Anita K. Moore

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Posted: 28 Oct 2004


Self-terminating Notify - GroupWise Version 6.5.1

If you performed the following steps:

  1. Using the GroupWise menu, click on Tools and select Options.
  2. Double-click on Environment.
  3. In the General tab, checkmark Launch Notify at Startup.
  4. Click Ok.
  5. Click Close.

This will conditionally activate the Notify feature. The catcher here is that the Notify, at least where I work, will only notify you as long as the GroupWise program is OPEN in any form (restored, maximized or minimized).


The desired solution is to keep Notify activated on a continuous basis while using the computer.

The steps below will activate the GroupWise program from bootup to shutdown:

  1. Right-click on the taskbar and select Properties.
  2. In the Taskbar Properties dialog box, click on the Start Menu Programs tab to select it.
  3. In the Customize Start Menu area, click on Add.
  4. In the Create Shortcut dialog box, click on Browse.
  5. In the Browse dialog box, find the location of your GroupWise Notify. Note: if you don't know the location of your GroupWise Notify.exe file, do the following steps:
    1. Right click on your GroupWise Notify icon on the desktop
    2. In the GroupWise Notify Properties dialog box, click on the shortcut tab.
    3. Make a notation of the file location in the Start In box. You will use this file path to locate your Notify.exe file.
    4. Click Cancel to close this dialog box.
  6. Once the file has been located, click on Open.
  7. In the Create Shortcut dialog box, review the Command Line. Ensure that Notify.exe is at the end of the path.
  8. Click Next.
  9. Within the Select Program Folder dialog box, in the Select Folder to Place Shortcut In area, click on the Startup folder.
  10. Click Next.
  11. In the Select a Title for the Program dialog box, in the Select a Name for the Shortcut area, make sure Notify.exe has been entered there.
  12. Click on Finish.
  13. In the Taskbar Properties dialog box, click Ok.

Additional Note: Notify will begin working automatically on your next startup. If you need it to start working immediately before your next reboot perform the following steps:

  1. Go to Start on the taskbar.
  2. Go to Programs.
  3. Go to Startup.
  4. Click on Notify.

Performing the aforementioned steps will allow you to receive GroupWise notifications regardless if GroupWise is activated or not.

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