Zim portable shutdown (Windows 7)

Asked by Steffen Rehberg

I'm using zim portable with the tray plugin at Windows 7 (ZimDesktopWikiPortable.exe --plugin trayicon in Autostart).

I don't close it explicited before Windows shutdown. This is why I get the following error message upon each new start:
"Zim Desktop Wiki Portable wurde beim letzten Mal nicht richtig geschlossen und räumt nun auf. Bitte starten Sie Zim Desktop Wiki Portable danach erneut." (translation: Zim Desktop Wiki Portable wasn't closed properly the last time and is cleaning up now. Please restart Zim Desktop Wiki Portable). Dialog windows caption is "Zim Desktop Wki Portable (PortableApp.com Launcher)".

After restart everything works fine. Is there any way (besides manually closing Zim prior to Windows shutdown) to prevent this behavior?


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Best pleiades (pleiades) said :

Hello Steffen,

The problem you encounter is not the program Zim rather the launcher of Zim which is PortableApps.com.

You can use another launcher to start Zim, i use a batch file to start it

@echo off
set XDG_CONFIG_HOME=F:\ZimDesktopWiki\zim\config
set XDG_DATA_HOME=F:\ZimDesktopWiki\zim\data
start F:\ZimDesktopWiki\zim.exe

just change the paths to your liking.

you can also convert the batch to exe and add an icon.

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Steffen Rehberg (stefre) said :

Thanks pleiades, that solved my question.