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Client Startup Preferences File

You can now specify a preferences file for the client on the command line.


This setting allows you to set any client preference in a file, then simply point the client at that file to use those preferences. You can create different shortcuts on your desktop, each pointing at a different preferences file.

To create a preferences file, add the '-iniFile=<path to file>' parameter to the shortcut and run the client. Before you click the 'Connect' button, set all the client preferences the way you want. When you connect to the server, the preferences file will be written. The next time you run that shortcut, those preferences will be loaded automatically. You can edit the file with any text editor, if desired. Any change you make while running the client will be written back to the iniFile, unless you make it read only (see next).

This is an alternative way to set client preferences, instead of adding each setting individually to the command line.

You can also use this to standardize settings for all users by refering to an iniFile on a shared network resource. In that case, you will want to make the file read only, otherwise any changes by any user will be written to the file, affecting everyone.


Put "-iniFile=<path to ini file>" on the client command line. This can be a path to a local file or a network share. If the path includes spaces, enclose the entire path in quotes.


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We discovered that the one preference that does not behave correctly from within the iniFile is -connectMode. We were trying to provide all of the login information so that APPX would start immediately after clicking the icon (-remoteUser, -remotePassword, -remotePort, -remoteHost, connectMode), but the client login dialog box still appeared. Only when we put -connectMode=remote back on the command line, along with the -iniFile specification, did the startup work as desired.

-- AlKalter - 2012-07-23

-- JeanNeron - 2012-04-13

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