Best Way to Close Lister and Restart DOpus

  1. /home\dopusrt.exe /restart
  2. Prefs LAYOUT="Your Layout Name Here" LAYOUTCLOSELISTERS=yes
    Set LISTERSIZE=auto
  3. Another alternative?


For what it's worth, #1 is my chosen method.

The 2nd one won't restart the process; it just closes the window and opens a new one.

But maybe that's all you want/need? What's the underlying aim?

I'm trying to understand what each does so I know how to choose one over the other in any particular circumstance. What does restarting the process accomplish that closing and reopening the window doesn't get you?

As I understand it:

  1. closes both dopusrt.exe (background app) and dopus.exe (open listers) and restarts with a fresh instance, which could be helpful in a troubleshooting situation involving DOpus (doubleclick on desktop issue, excessive memory/cpu issue, conflict with another process such as File Explorer, etc.)


  1. closes only the open listers and leaves dopusrt.exe running in the background. Not sure it does anything more than that.


Thanks for the info. I'll follow your lead and stick with /home\dopusrt.exe /restart

It "refreshes" DOpus and gets back to a default lister without any speed detriment.

Another difference is restarting the process will cancel any file copies (etc.) which are still going, while just closing and re-opening the window won't.

Which is best all depends on what you want to do and why.

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