#1604 Starting Privoxy as a Service WITH Tray Icon

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Fabian Keil
startup (88)
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2013-11-16
2013-11-11
Gliberific
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I can't get Privoxy to start with Windows 8.1 . I have to start it as a service in order to have it run at log on . However , if I run it as a service , I lose the tray Icon , which I use to sometimes disable Privoxy with a troubling site. I also use it to quickly get to the configuration and user files to edit them . Is there any way to start Privoxy as a service AND have the tray Icon available as well under Windows 8.1 ? Have I missed something ?

Privoxy 3.0.21
Windows 8.1

Discussion

  • Fabian Keil
    Fabian Keil
    2013-11-13

    • assigned_to: nobody --> fabiankeil
    • status: open --> pending
     
  • Fabian Keil
    Fabian Keil
    2013-11-13

    Check the service properties to see if the Privoxy service has something like "desktop permissions" (or if you can grant them).

    As I don't have access to Windows 8.1, I unfortunately can't tell you where the service properties are exactly. I believe on Windows XP they could be checked with services.msc.

     
  • Gliberific
    Gliberific
    2013-11-16

    • status: pending --> open
     
  • Gliberific
    Gliberific
    2013-11-16

    I run it as a service and set it to interact with desktop , but the tray icon still doesn't show up . I have also tried starting it using the task scheduler , but it doesn't seem to want to start at all that way . I set it to use my credentials to log in at log on , but nothing happens , program never starts . I have even tried launching it using a batch file that I can run at startup , but when run from the batch file it errors out ( I forget the error , something about a file not being found).
    I'm truly stuck and confused . All of these solutions SHOULD have worked , , I must have missed something or made a typo somewhere .
    Oh well , i'll just have to manually start it each time I log in I guess . No biggie.