Command Line Parameter

Boot parameter is a feature to pause /close the running aeroTAP by using external commands.

In Professional version, you can use auto features by setting command line parameters.

There are hints about how to configure aeroTAP Shortcut to avoid showing UAC dialog.


You can use the following parameters in aeroTAP.
Option
Description
/A, /a Turn aeroTAP to active from inactive and vice versa.
The same feature performed with Ctrl+ Shift +'A' will be performed from an external command.
aeroTAP.exe /A
/E, /e Terminate the running aeroTAP.
Terminates aeroTAP from an external command.
aeroTAP.exe /E
/P, /p Pause/Restart the running aeroTAP.
The same feature performed with Ctrl+ Shift +'P' will be performed from an external command.
aeroTAP.exe /P
/M,  /m
/MX, /mx
Allow multiple aeroTAP to launch.
Generally, you can only launch one aeroTAP for one camera. To launch aeroTAP and operate the same screen using 2 cameras, use the /M option.
For Shared Mode:
aeroTAP.exe /M

For Exclusive Mode:
aeroTAP.exe /MX

Hint: aeroTAP hotkeys will be ignored for the slave aeroTAP launched with /M option.
/Automation Boots with the last used settings,without displaying the preference screen on startup. (Professional version ONLY)
aeroTAP.exe /Automation

Example: Create a shortcut and add the shortcut file to Startup
1. Create shortcut and edit the property.
 

2. Execute the Run command (Win +R) and insert shell:startup


3. Open the Startup folder and copy the shortcut you created.

Hint: When using auto startup, we recommend that you use the /w option too. Some devices including the USB devices may not be initialized at Windows startup. Use /w option to set the idle time
Idle time set to 20 seconds: /Automation /W20

Please use the version without administration rights, aeroTAPna.exe.

To set with administrative rights, go to Register aeroTAP evo with administrative rights to Startup.
/Standby Launch with the last used settings, without aeroTAP 3D USB camera connected and without displaying the preference screen on startup.
To use aeroTAP, all you have to do is to connect aeroTAP 3D USB camera.
aeroTAP.exe /Standby
/Wxx Command option to set the waiting interval at startup of aeroTAP. When you autostart aeroTAP using /Automation or /Standby at Windows startup, you need to wait until the device is ready to be used on the system.
When /W10 is set, the interval will be 10 seconds.
aeroTAP.exe /W10 /Automation
/Xxxxx /Yxxxx For a multi-monitor environment, you can define which monitor aeroTAP will be launched on.
(Only for Professional version)
Usually it will be launched on the primary monitor.
For example, you may put 2 Full HD monitors side-by-side and the left one is the primary monitor. To launch aeroTAP on the secondary monitor, define /X1980 (primary screen size, secondary screen starting X-coordinate).
If the secondary monitor is above the primary monitor, define /Y-200 (values under´╝É) for aeroTAP to launch on the secondary monitor.

Important:  If the defined monitor is not detected at the startup of aeroTAP, it will be launched on the primary monitor. If aeroTAP doesn't launch on the secondary monitor with auto startup, use /w option and adjust the idle time.

Important:  When the monitor for startup is defined using /x, /y option, you cannot switch monitors with aeroTAP operations. To define the monitor for startup with monitor switching enabled, use NoMonitorChange =2.
/Oleft,top,right,bottom Restrict aeroTAP's touchless area. (Only for Professional version)
left,top,right,bottom is the actual screen position in the target monitor screen.

Define the top-left coordinate (left, top)and bottom-right coordinate (right, bottom) using /O option. '(' and the ')' will not be written in the actual definition.

Touchless operation is only available in this area. The feedback screen will be displayed within the operation area.
/Rxx Resets the aeroTAP USB camera connection before starting aeroTAP evo. The value set for xx, will be the number of retry attempts. It is set to 6 by default.
Example:   /r8

This can be used when initialization fails on auto start up using /Automation command.

aeroTAP.exe /W10 /Automation /r

Important: /r option is valid only when aeroTAP is running with administrative rights. /r option valid for 64bit OS will be 64bit version and for 32bit OS will be 32Bit version.

Hint: Administrative right is required to run aeroTAP.exe. To start aeroTAP on Windows startup using /Automation and /Standby option, register using Task Scheduler, not the Startup.


Register aeroTAP evo with administrative rights to Startup


Administrative right is required to run aeroTAP.exe.

The easy way to register (add) aeroTAP to startup as a auto startup is to use aeroTAPna.exe, which doesn't require administrative rights.

However, administrative right may be required to operate other applications that have administrative rights.

For those cases, you can register to Task Scheduler with the following steps.

Launch Task Scheduler

1. Launch Task Scheduler and select Create Task.



2. Create Task window will be displayed. Set the name as "aeroTAP" in the General tab and adjust the other settings as shown below.
Check the Run with highest privileges checkbox.


3. Click the New button in the Triggers tab.
4. Select At log on for Begin the task option and select Specific user.
5. Click the New button in the Actions tab.
6. Select Start a program in Action option. Press Browse button in the Program field and select aeroTAP.exe.
Set /Automation /W10 for the Add arguments field.
7. Disable all the checkboxs in the Conditions tab.
8. Enable the Allow tasks to be run on demand checkbox in the Settings tab.
We are finished with the settings. Please restart the computer and check if there is any problem.
You can additionally set auto login, using the account you selected as the Specific user in Triggers tab (step 4).

Create aeroTAP evo shortcut to launch without UAC

When aeroTAP is launched with administrative rights, confirmation screen by UAC will be displayed. To avoid this, you can create a shortcut using the Task Scheduler.
1. Launch Task Scheduler and select Create Task.
2. Go to the General tab and create a task with a name of your choice (here we use 'aeroTAP' ). Check the Run with highest privileges checkbox.

3. Click New and create a new action in the Action tab.
4. Select aeroTAP.exe for the Program.
5. Disable Start the task only if the computer is on AC power checkbox in the Conditions tab.
6. Check that the Allow tasks to be run on demand checkbox is enabled in the Settings tab and press OK to save the settings.
7. Now we will edit the shortcut made on the desktop.
Set the Task Scheduler as shown below.