I use Outlook Express as my mail client, and a POP3 interpreter YPOPS to give OE access to my Yahoo accounts. It works like a dream. But it's two clicks too many to open YPOPS and OE both, so i changed the OE shortcut to point to a .cmd file [...batch file if u like...] dropped into the OE folder which opens YPOPS and then OE. Ohyazzz...! Now, is there any way i can stop the cmd window from opening for a split second as it does this simple thing? There must be a cmd somewhere..... any ideas? [..and i do not mean @ECHO OFF... I do not wish for the window to open at all]. It's just a neatness thing.. on the bothersome scale of 1-10 it doesn't even rate... it's just that i like to learn stuff.