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Windows 7: Task scheduler program start minimized

22 Sep 2012   #1
Surgikill

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Task scheduler program start minimized

Hello all, I just discovered the task scheduler and I am using it to start programs at logon, like eraser. The only problem is I would like to start them minimized and I can't quite figure out how to do that. I have set the program properties to run minimized but it doesn't want to play nice. Is there anyway I can get the program to launch from task scheduler without using a bat file?


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22 Sep 2012   #2
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Add /t to the arguments block under actions for the program in the task scheduler.
This works for many executables but not all.
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22 Sep 2012   #3
Surgikill

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

All I get is a command prompt window saying unknown command.
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22 Sep 2012   #4
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

What program are you trying to start?
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22 Sep 2012   #5
Surgikill

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Eraser
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22 Sep 2012   #6
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Surgikill View Post
Eraser
As in ...

Download Eraser 6.0.10.2620 - FileHippo.com

... or some other app named that?
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22 Sep 2012   #7
Surgikill

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

You are correct
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23 Sep 2012   #8
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

I spent some time with that application this morning and it doesn't appear that it will start minimized no matter what you do to it. Even creating a shortcut and setting it to start minimized doesn't work.
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