"Arthur Dent" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> Hello all... i am a developer, and do a lot of work with PPC/WM devices.
> My question is regarding Windows Mobile Device Center ( WMDC ). Is there
> any way to turn that thing off, so that it does not open the WMDC window
> EVERY SINGLE TIME that i plug a device in?
> I dont need any of the WMDC's functionality, and work with my devices
> solely through the Windows Explorer interface (exploring the file
> system).... and have need or use for the actual interface of WMDC, so am
> desperately hoping that there is some way to hide it... or prevent it from
> The only thing it "does" for me, is to take up additional memory, screen
> space, taskbar space, add clutter, and get in the way. I'm not saying it
> doesnt have it's uses for someone, just not for me, and am getting very
> upset with it always assuming i need it's help.
> PLEASE tell me there is a way to turn off the auto-open of WMDC's UI.
> Thanks in advance,
> - Arthur Dent.
Hmm, this is interesting. When I connect my PDA, the only thing that opens
is Sync Center and it doesn't actually open a Window, it simply syncs my PDA
with Outlook according to the settings I created for the partnership. The
only time I ever see WMDC is if I specifically open it myself.
I went looking for a setting in response to your question but I didn't find
one and I really can't see anything in the partnership or sync settings that
would cause the WMDC to open or not open. There might have been an option
when I first set up the partnership and I do recall, the first few times,
WMDC opened on its own but then stopped. I don't know if I clicked
something, I just don't remember how or why it stopped.
I only mention this to point out, it doesn't open automatically or doesn't
do so anymore, when I connect my PDA and perhaps this will lead you to a
solution...at least it provides hope!<LOL>
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