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The help I required on the FAQ question is

Q.How can I make µTorrent start in bosskey mode?

Ans. (1.5.1 beta 460 and later) Add /HIDE to the shortcut/path. Make sure you've set a bosskey beforehand, otherwise you will have to end the process and start it again without /HIDE to access it.

Now I am using utorrent version 1.6 build 474 and I also have set a boss key. I made a shortcut on the desktop. Right clicked on it and clicked properties. Then in the target field which read "C:\Program Files\uTorrent\utorrent.exe" I added /HIDE to make it "C:\Program Files\uTorrent\utorrent.exe" /HIDE. I restarted the computer but utorrent is not starting into hidden/boss key mode :(

What am I doing wrong?

and where can I find the startup folder.


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Boss mode should be hiding this icon. As I said above, there's been cases where the icon still shows up. If you have setup the shortcut properly, there's not much else you can do in µTorrent.

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  • 10 months later...

Hi All, just switched over from Azureus to this, i'm having a problem w/ this issue... when trying to modify the shortcut as instructed in the faq (as I understand the inst.) I keep getting this message: 'the name "D:user settings\program files\µTorrent\UT1.6.1.exe"/HIDE' specified in the target box is not valid. Make sure the path and file name are correct. (which they are) so what to do w/ this? HELP!! plz!:D and =D................ my modifications inc. rt. clicking on the shortcut icon going to properties, having the properties window open up to the shortcut tab and looking at all the lines,

Target type:

Target Location:

Target: (where the string i'm modifying is contained)

Start in:

Shortcut key:

Run: (at this point i have a drop down menu and i've gotten my µTorrent to start minimized from here, by choosing Minimized in the list)


then it has 3 buttons 1. find target 2.change icon 3. advanced

then the regular buttons: ok, cancel, apply. at the bottom

My OS is Windows XP Pro

am i not changing the right string or ?????

:thankyou: in advance

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