This applies to Windows 7, and probably other Windows versions. The info can probably also be applied to other OS with some adjustments.
You can create a shortcut for Chatty, which has some potential advantages (depending on what you need):
-dto use a different settings directory.
Note: If you used the installer a shortcut may already have been created for you.
Create a shortcut to Java to start Chatty (for this example the
Chatty.jar is located in
New - Shortcutfrom the context menu. Enter
javaw -jar "D:\Chatty\Chatty.jar"as location of the item (adjust the path to where
Chatty.jaris located for you).
Propertiesfrom the context menu. Make sure that under
Start inpoints to the folder that the
Chatty.jaris in (otherwise some stuff might not work).
Chatty.jarand drag it to an open area in the folder, then let go to open the context menu, choose the option to create a shortcut.
Propertiesfrom the context menu. In the
Targetfield, it should have the path to the
Chatty.jar. Before that add:
javaw -jar, so that in total it reads for example (of course the path to the
Chatty.jarmight be different for you):
javaw -jar "D:\Chatty\Chatty.jar"
javaw part might automatically be changed into the full path
javaw.exe when you save the shortcut.
For the Standalone Version you can use the same methods as detailed above
(for example drag and release with the right mousebutton and choose the option to create shortcut),
except that it simply starts the
javaw), for example:
Add launch options or icon:
Propertiesfrom the context menu, then go to the
javaw -jar "D:\Chatty\Chatty.jar" -cd(JAR-Version)
Change Icon..and then
Browse..to select an item to use for the Shortcut from your harddrive. (Download Chatty icon as
.icofile, right-click and
Save target as..)
You can then start Chatty by using this shortcut or you can drag it to the taskbar to attach it to it.