Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Start minimized

29 Jun 2014   #11
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Marios View Post
Do you know where to download this app?
It's NOT a separate program, it's a built-in thing in Windows, just follow the tutorial.
But anyway, the start minimized/maximized/normal option is a merely a sugerence passed from Windows to a starting program, but it's up to each one to honor it or not. It seems that Skype is buggy enough to ignore it. Just as a test, I tried with a shortcut to the calculator, and neither worked.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
29 Jun 2014   #12
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Marios View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Slartybart View Post
An app??

I suggested using Task Scheduler, a native Windows utility, to manage a shortcut that runs minimized and is triggered at the user login.

Task Scheduler How-To

Kari previously described the shortcut.
Do you know where to download this app?
Did you even read Slartybart's post you quoted?

Task Scheduler is a native, built-in Windows app.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Jun 2014   #13
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Marios View Post
I'm looking for a way or program for Windows XP and Windows 7 that will autostart a program on windows startup and run it minimized. I tried making a shortcut to the Startup folder and program starts in open window again. Specifically i tried Skype and i need the way or program for Skype because the autostart feature goes away once a while.
The task scheduler/shortcut "solution" isn't very elegant.

Perhaps we should try to determine why the Skype autostart "goes away", fix that, and let Skype manage itself through preferences.

Marios, could you post the same Skype screenshots that Kari posted in post# 2.

Please also follow this tutorial to provide the current operating environment of your machine.
Speccy - Publish Snapshot of your System Specs

You can do both of these on your friend's machine too - just be clear which machine the information pertains to when you post it. It can be as simple as putting XP Speccy, XP Skype or Win7 Speccy, Win7 Skype in the post titles (go advanced to show the title input field)

Thanks
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

Reply

 Start minimized




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Programs start Minimized, will *NOT* maximize.
This is very bizarre. I'm just coming off a new installation of W7x64. Most of my programs are installed and seem to run fine. However today, for no apparent reason, I've run into an odd problem. When I launch a few of my programs, they start up but only show up in the toolbar. If I...
General Discussion
FixMouseLMB won't start minimized
I have a faulty Logitech mouse which often double-clicks when I left click. It became very frustrating so I downloaded a small piece of software called FixMouseLMB. I works great, so I moved it to Startup folder, changed to "Minimized" in properties and added -minimized to the end of target path....
Software
Start an Appliction Minimized
I've looked around online to no Avail. Simply, I have my Itunes startup and play when I boot up, but it ofcourse starts maximized. This isn't needed, as I really don't need to see the screen, i can control it by my keyboard just fine. Is there a way to set it to start minimized? Not to tray,...
Customization
Force shortcut/program to start minimized?
Well, basically I want to force a program to start minimized. I tried making a shortcut and changing the Run property value from "Normal window" to "Minimized". Sadly, that didn't seem to do anything this time... Just for the record (I hope I'm not breaking any rules), here's the program...
General Discussion
Sticky Notes won't start minimized
Not sure if this is the right forum, but I'm running 64bit Windows 7 Ultimate, and cannot get Sticky Notes to open minimized despite going to: Right click: Sticky Notes --> Properties --> Shortcut tab --> Run --> Set drop down menu to: "Start Minimized". On system boot up or logging back...
General Discussion
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...
Software


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 23:23.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App