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Scheduled Task - 'End Task'?


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I'm having various problems with setting up scheduled tasks on my new XP Pro PC, but I'll keep them to individual posts,

One quirk that puzzles me is this r-click option to End Task. It's greyed out for all but one of my tasks. That simply runs Firefox with a link to a weather forecast. But it has Run permanently greyed. If I use End Task, that closes Firefox itself (badly, leaving it in Task Mgr).

Yet for a similar task, to visit BBC News, the 'End Task' command remains greyed at all times. That's what I'd expect, as the task is presumably just equivalent to clicking a URL. So the concept of 'ending' that doesn't make sense.

Anyone have any thoughts/insights please?

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Terry, East Grinstead, UK

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I reckon I may have the solution a few minutes later. Bit obscure, but it seems that this particular site needs javascript enabled, and I had blocked it using a Firefox extension called NoScript. I'd already unblocked it for the BBC site. So presumably XP detected that this task hadn't been terminated properly?

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Terry, East Grinstead, UK

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So, in either case, are you needing to close Firefox altogether, or are there instances where only 1 Firefox window needs to be closed and the other left open?

In the first case, I would recommend using AutoIT, you can script a program that kills the process firefox.exe.

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