In TeXnicCenter, is there someway to define a Build Profile that doesn't execute a viewer, just compiles?

I'm using the super awesome Sumatra pdf reader that updates whenever the pdf file changes. I don't need to execute a viewer. Executing it is annoying because when it's done it steals the focus from me and I find myself typing into air, thinking I'm still focused on TeXniCenter.

If I clear all execution instructions on Build > Define Output Profiles > Viewer I get Could not execute command. error message from TeXnicCenter, which is also annoying. How could I prevent that?

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In TeXnic Center toolbar, the second icon is Build current file (shortcut Ctrl + F7), while the sixth is Build and view current file (shortcut Shift + Ctrl + F5:

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  • Your right. I was afraid I was missing something silly like that.. :S Thank you anyway.
    – A. Vieira
    Aug 27, 2017 at 12:39

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