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Autostart applications if Caps Lock is on

Ever felt the need to start an application during Windows startup every now and then but not all of the time? Maybe you want to quickly start and play the new game that you recently installed, or just browse through your emails as quickly as possible without having to go the extra mile and start the application manually.

Capster could be your salvation. It's a tiny application with a size of only five Kilobyte that creates shortcut links to applications or a batch file that you select in the main interface. The user can choose to automatically start the application if the Caps Lock key is on or off which does make a difference.

The Caps Lock key on my computer for instance is turned off by default and I had to press the key during startup (after the Windows Logo) to autostart the application that I have selected during configuration.


The Create Shortcut button creates the link which has to be added to the Windows Autostart folder afterwards.

The program is versatile. You can for instance configure it to load an extra security software if you so desire to give your system a thorough scan on some starts. Or, you can prevent the running of said security application if you configure it the other way round.

Capster provides you with many options in this regard. If you want to run multiple applications you need to create a batch file to do so. In the batch file you need to reference all the programs that you want or do not want to start when the caps lock key is on or off.

Note that the program appears to have not been updated for some time so that it may not be compatible anymore with newer versions of Windows.


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