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RE: Can tortoise be made to not autostart?

From: Bob Archer <Bob.Archer_at_amsi.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:01:29 +0000

> Bob Archer wrote:
>
> >> Can tortoise be made to not autostart?
> >> I've seen the hacks for the registry.. That really isn't a suitable solution.
> >> I just want to know if I can turn tortoise on/off manually without
> >> uninstalling it?
> >> I'd rather start and run it manually rather than having it autostart.
> >> Thanks
> >
> >What is the problem you are trying to solve. TSVN only runs when you use a
> menu item.
> >However, the status cache runs all the time. You can change the status
> >cache setting to none, so it never runs. This means the overlays will
> >only be updated if you press F5 in Explorer or do a cleanup and select
> >"refresh overlays".
> >
> >But, setting it to none effectively does what you ask.
>
> yes and no 8-)
>
> there will be no background process, but the shell extentions (overlay
> handler, context menu, ...) are still loaded and active.

That's true of course.

If you just want to run an App to manage your subversion working copies that you can open and close, there are other options.

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