Abel Command Line Options
Abel has some command line options that allow you to control which option file and which method file are used when Abel is run. If you don't specify either of these, then Abel will always start up using the last option file and method file that you used.
These options can be useful if you want (for example) to set up separate icons on your desktop for handbells and for tower bells, or if you want separate icons for 6 bell methods and for 8 bell methods.
The command line syntax is:
abel3.exe [[/|-]o Optionfilename] [MethodCollectionFilename]
You can use either a / (slash) or a - (hyphen) before the 'o' option.
The Option Files are found in the 'options' folder within the Abel installation folders, and Method Collections within the 'methods' folder.
abel3.exe /o options\hand.opf
This will run Abel using the handbell options file.
abel3.exe /o options\tower.opf methods\8bell.mcf
This will run Abel using the tower bell options file and will load 8 bell methods.
Creating additional desktop icons
One way to create additional desktop icons that load the particular Abel configurations that you want is as follows:
"C:\Program Files\abel3\program\abel.exe" -o options\hand.opf