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Re: Tk Program Converted to Executable Requires 2 ENTERs to Run -- pp packed

by Discipulus (Abbot)
on May 24, 2021 at 19:00 UTC ( #11132985=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Tk Program Converted to Executable Requires 2 ENTERs to Run

Hello roho,

glad someone recognized how much cool my oneliner was... :)

Seriously: I dont think here around there is much experience with perl2exe but I just packed your version (after resetting $mw_left and $mw_top to 0 ) using pp -o tkclock.exe

I cannot notice any weird behaviour using start /b tkclock.exe nor by doubleclickind the executable.

Can you please try to use PAR::Packer pp program to see if the resulting executable behaves normally? Can you reduce your original program to the smallest minimum code that reproduce the problem you are facing?


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Re^2: Tk Program Converted to Executable Requires 2 ENTERs to Run -- pp packed
by roho (Chancellor) on May 25, 2021 at 01:53 UTC
    Hello Discipulus. I agree your clock is far better. I ran pp, but the resulting executable still requires pressing ENTER twice to run. Double-clicking works fine (for that matter, double-clicking on my perl2exe executable also works fine). I am not aware of anything unusual about the Windows 10 cmd.exe on my system. This is sure a head scratcher.

    Meanwhile, I have added the executable to the registry "Run" key so the clock comes up automatically when windows is restarted. BTW, the reason I set $mw_left so high is so it will display on the right monitor (more out of the way).

    I discovered that adding the executable in the "Run" key as "cmd.exe /c start /min C:\~Zipfile\B\Bat\Clock-Tk.exe" starts the program minimized, so it's cmd window is not displayed on the desktop (much cleaner).

    As for the double ENTER, I will keep searching. The program as it stands is pretty much the smallest minimum code that reproduces the problem.

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