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Windows 7: How to run "startup" program in back ground (minimized_).


31 Jan 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
How to run "startup" program in back ground (minimized_).

Hi,

Following one of Brink's guide I managed to get the program to start with windows (was not an option on install) but I also want it to run minimized.

Easy as this might sound and probably is, I'm struggling to find any help online.

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31 Jan 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello zambeezi,

Please post back with what program this is for, and what you used to get it to run at startup. This will better help us to provide a solution.
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31 Jan 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I used this guide - Startup Programs - Change

I'm trying to get Sickbeard to run minimized.
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31 Jan 2013   #4

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

Right click on the executable and select Properties. In the Run drop down, select Minimized.

Shortcut - Open Normal window, Minimized, or Maximized
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01 Feb 2013   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Hi, Ztrucker. Thanks for the info, I've actually done that before and decided to ask here because that did not work. I right-clicked the shortcut in the Startup folder and set that to run minimized but the actual executable does not have the option to run minimized...
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01 Feb 2013   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Zambeezi,

Does it work for you now using a shortcut in the Startup folder?

This can only be done with a shortcut, and it only works when using that specific shortcut that this was applied to.

Shortcut - Open Normal window, Minimized, or Maximized
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01 Feb 2013   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Hi Brink, yes it's all working now. I think it was an operator's error... The program was set to launch my Internet browser. I unticked that and now it launches at Startup and runs minimized.

Thank you Brink and Ztrucker for you help and patience.
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01 Feb 2013   #8
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Great news. Glad we could help.
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