I downloaded the JDK from java.sun.com. In dos I am using the command java application to run the application. When the application runs the dos window is still open and shows all my debug statements. My question is, does anyone know how to hide that dos window while my application is running. I actually have an icon on my desktop whick I click and then calls a batch file to start off the java application. Is it even possible to hide that dow window and still allow my java application to run?