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Windows 7: How do I minimize softwares to tray when starting windows?

15 Apr 2013   #11
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by obsidian604 View Post
I have two softwares...
Do you have a link to these two pieces of software?


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15 Apr 2013   #12
obsidian604

windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by obsidian604 View Post
I have two softwares...
Do you have a link to these two pieces of software?
one is called fix mouse that I use to fix logitech mouse double clicking problems. (see attachment)

the other is hardware analysis software.

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15 Apr 2013   #13
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

These lines of code should start and minimize that little tool:

Code:
Run("C:\FixMouseLMB.exe")
WinWait("Mouse fix is working...", "Double clicks fixed")
WinSetState("Mouse fix is working...", "", @SW_MINIMIZE)
You can change the path to the FixMouseLMB.exe file as needed.

If you want to try this:
install AutoIt3
create a text file on your desktop
paste in the code above (modify the path as desired)
rename the file extension from txt to au3
(you may need this File Extensions - Hide or Show)

Exit the FixMouseLMB if it is currently running.
Double click on the text file.
It should start the app, wait for the window, minimize the window.

If it works for you:
cut the text file from the desktop
paste it into the all users startup folder

If it does not work for you, let me know, there are a few more lines of code that can be added to slow it down and maybe make it work for you.

The other app can probably be handled the same way. The code for that app can be added below the code above.
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15 Apr 2013   #14
obsidian604

windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
These lines of code should start and minimize that little tool:

Code:
Run("C:\FixMouseLMB.exe")
WinWait("Mouse fix is working...", "Double clicks fixed")
WinSetState("Mouse fix is working...", "", @SW_MINIMIZE)
You can change the path to the FixMouseLMB.exe file as needed.

If you want to try this:
install AutoIt3
create a text file on your desktop
paste in the code above (modify the path as desired)
rename the file extension from txt to au3
(you may need this File Extensions - Hide or Show)

Exit the FixMouseLMB if it is currently running.
Double click on the text file.
It should start the app, wait for the window, minimize the window.

If it works for you:
cut the text file from the desktop
paste it into the all users startup folder

If it does not work for you, let me know, there are a few more lines of code that can be added to slow it down and maybe make it work for you.

The other app can probably be handled the same way. The code for that app can be added below the code above.

Thanks for the excellent tip.
I tried as instructed, however, the app only minimized to the "taskbar" , instead of the system tray (notification area) as intended.
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15 Apr 2013   #15
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Glad that you got it working.

Here is what I see with the original code,



If you end up doing much scripting, then you should install the editor from that same download page.
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15 Apr 2013   #16
obsidian604

windows 7 x64
 
 

actually it doesn't when I put the au3 file into the "startup" list for initial bootup.....
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15 Apr 2013   #17
obsidian604

windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
Glad that you got it working.

Here is what I see with the original code,



If you end up doing much scripting, then you should install the editor from that same download page.
wow. your computer automatically minimize it! smart!
my windows 7 basic is not as smart to do that. the app just sits on the desktop and I need to click on "minimize (-) " everytime to put it to tray.
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15 Apr 2013   #18
Sarris

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I start a bunch of programs with the task scheduler. I gives you all the options you need.

In fact, I remove autostart from big programs that are not needed at OS startup, and I delay, minimize, etc. them through the task scheduler.

Good luck.

Sarris
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15 Apr 2013   #19
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

You can try this code:

Code:
Opt("TrayIconDebug", 1)

Run("C:\FixMouseLMB.exe")
WinWait("Mouse fix", "Double clicks fixed", 100)

For $i = 0 To 100
    WinSetState("Mouse fix", "Double clicks fixed", @SW_MINIMIZE)
    Sleep(100)
    If Not WinExists("Mouse fix", "Double clicks fixed") Then ExitLoop
Next
It really should work from the start up folder, but when the computer is busy doing other start up tasks, the Mouse fix app is not ready to be minimized yet. Even with the code above, you may see the window appear, minimize and then reappear. Let me know if it does not work during a restart. There are a few other things that we can try... like a delayed start,



If you hide the window - does it show in the notification area? It does not show for me.
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