Loading Web Pages in the Background

Posted on 2007-08-08
Last Modified: 2010-04-16
How can I load a website in the background? For instance, in linux you can do something like:




I know I can just have a batch script with the lines:

But it will load a new window each time I call it every hour. I want to make it run in the background as much as possible.
Question by:dignified
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    Accepted Solution

    Try to modify your batch file to something like this:
    firefox.exe -new-tab <urlYouWishToLoad>

    This way, it will load in a new tab instead of in a new window.

    I hope this helps

    Author Comment

    Is there any way to open a new window or tab and then have it close automatically?

    I couldn't get the windows version of curl to work properly because the dlls wouldn't play nice.
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    Expert Comment

    In Windows XP you can use TaskKill to 'kill' programs from the command line.
    It is described here:

    Author Comment

    I'm sure finding the right process is loads of fun. I just realized the task manager in XP only lets you do a daily, not hourly task. Oye, now I know why I use Linux..

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