Autostart, self-start or what?

Discussion in 'Spanish-English Vocabulary / Vocabulario Español-Inglés' started by Milton Sand, Jan 10, 2008.

  1. Milton Sand

    Milton Sand Modómano, 'mano — SE y Esp-Ing

    Bucaramanga, Colombia
    Español (Colombia)
    Hi!
    I had put this question in a forum of information technology but, later, I realized this is amied for common people to read it, not technicians. So...

    I need to write these instructions in both Spanish and English to explain how to view a multimedia presentation from a CD.

    The Spanish version of the second instruction reads:
    Espere a que se ejecute el programa de autoinicio.

    This is what I've tried:
    1. Wait until auto-start software to be launched.
    2. Wait until the auto-start software is launched.

    Besides phrasing, I'm not sure which expresion to use for "autoinicio": autostart / auto start / self-start / self-starting
    So, I decided to be modest and ask your opinion, guys. :D

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Tezzaluna

    Tezzaluna Senior Member

    Olympia, Washington, USA
    US English and Costa Rica Spanish
    Wait until the auto start up programs launch.

    Tezza
     
  3. Milton Sand

    Milton Sand Modómano, 'mano — SE y Esp-Ing

    Bucaramanga, Colombia
    Español (Colombia)
    Thanks, Tezza, you're my savior!
    So, if there's only one auto start up program, could I say:
    "Wait until the auto start up program launches"?
    Thanks again.
     
  4. Tezzaluna

    Tezzaluna Senior Member

    Olympia, Washington, USA
    US English and Costa Rica Spanish
    Dearest Milton Sand,

    Yes. Perfect!

    Hugs,

    TezzaMoon
     
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