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Windows 7: Is there any way to autostart a program but...

28 Nov 2009   #1
subalou1

windows7 64bit
 
 
Is there any way to autostart a program but...

Hello,
This is my first post on the forums and I was wondering if there is any way to have an application run on startup but do so in the background, where it just shows on the lower right task bar? Thanks in advance.


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29 Nov 2009   #2
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

I highly doubt it One of my programs has a -t after it,. which shows in the tray area but there are very few programs like this
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29 Nov 2009   #3
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Just make a shortcut in the program's directory of the .exe. Right click it and in properties shortcut tab's run window select minimized, and cut past it to the Startup folder in the Start Menu.

EDIT: I guess it would depend on which program is in question, but I have used this procedure on more than one program.
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29 Nov 2009   #4
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

You can create a batch file and use the command start /min - what is the program?
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29 Nov 2009   #5
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

I don't think that's what he's looking for I created a shortcut also but in just ran minimized in clear view
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29 Nov 2009   #6
subalou1

windows7 64bit
 
 

Thanks everyone, setting to minimized as suggested works some what, it just pops up for a second instead of staying there in a full window, which is much better. The programs are speedfan and mail.
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