Open program (in my case Acrobat) always minimized

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cwswitch
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Open program (in my case Acrobat) always minimized

Post by cwswitch » Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:39 pm

A couple of my flows launch Acrobat. If these flows are busy, then Acrobat can launch and close quite frequently. This can really get in my way.

I'm looking for a way to have it launch minimized, or out of the way without focus.

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Re: Open program (in my case Acrobat) always minimized

Post by burned » Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:04 pm

This is really annoying. I have a flow with a lot of Photoshop-actions, if the flow is in use, the system can't be used for anything else.
I didn't find a solution so far either.

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Re: Open program (in my case Acrobat) always minimized

Post by Zoranj » Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:04 pm

FInd replacements.
Instead of Acrobat and Photoshop, you can use various command line tools that are way more friendly than Adobe apps, most of them are also open source and free.
Adobe apps, other than prohibitively expensive server versions are meant for desktop user, have GUI and are not so good for use with Switch.

e.g. I use Imagemagick instead of Photoshop and combination of Xpdf and PDFtk instead of Acrobat.
All these tools do much better job and much faster without annoying popups, etc..

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Re: Open program (in my case Acrobat) always minimized

Post by Terkelsen » Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:21 am

If the main problem is, that you can't work on other Switch flows while the Adobe applications are popping up all the time, you could access Switch from a designer installed on another computer on the network.

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