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Windows 7: Help to open a program upon log-in that is minimized

18 Jan 2016   #1
jdd89

Windows 7 Home Edition 64 Bit
 
 
Help to open a program upon log-in that is minimized

Hi Everyone,

I have been pulling my hair out for the last 6 hours trying to get a key remapper program to boot in the background when the computer is turned on. I am putting the final touches on my custom HTPC, which includes an instant sheller that I have used before, and I have used Task Scheduler prior to this to open up anything and simply keep it minimized, but this program will not minimize. I have tried dozens of "Fixes" none of which worked.
I tried running a shortcut of the program and having the shortcut set to open minimized (within it's properties).
I tried using arguments such as \min or C\start or \t and several combinations.
I tried using a program called runminimized.exe which didn't work.
I tried writing a script that called the program to be open minimized.
I have tried so many other things that I can't even remember.

Please help!

To summarize
1) Must open and minimize without any keystroke (no mouse or keyboard will be attached when completed)
2) Explorer.exe is turned off, so it must not require explorer.exe to run.
3) The start-up folder is disabled due to Instant Sheller, so that is not an option.
4) I don't care if a command box flashes for a second, I just need it to be minimized.

I am running Windows 7 64 Bit Home Edition

Thank you

-Jon


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18 Jan 2016   #2
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Maybe it's a typo but it should be /t or /min
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18 Jan 2016   #3
jdd89

Windows 7 Home Edition 64 Bit
 
 

Ya, I tried that with no avail. I did notice that if I close the program (the X in the corner, not end process) that it minimizes to the tray. Is there a script to have it close on startup? Even if I see it flicker for a second, I'm ok with that.

Thank you

-Jon
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18 Jan 2016   #4
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Okay try this to launch on startup with no UAC prompt:

Launch a program on boot - delayed, with no UAC.

RE: Elevated program shortcut. - Create the shortcut and modify it so that it starts minimized.
Help to open a program upon log-in that is minimized-elevated-spythespy.jpg
You can also try creating an elevated shortcut in your startup folder. Copy and paste this into an explorer window's address bar or the Start> Run dialog box.

%AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

Here's a couple of shortcuts that I use:
Help to open a program upon log-in that is minimized-startup.jpg
On another note - is there a reason for launching the program on boot? I use a key remapper that simply remaps keys permanently without needing to run. Or maybe you're trying to do something else.


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18 Jan 2016   #5
jdd89

Windows 7 Home Edition 64 Bit
 
 

Well, Explorer.exe doesn't boot since I am using instant sheller, which means that the startup folder doesn't boot. I took everything in the start up folder and set it in task scheduler to boot on log in and set arguments. I tried editing the registry to reflect the key change, but the key I am changing is the browser home key, which is a special key that I couldn't get to read properly. If there is a way to permanently remap the browser home key that would work perfectly. I can't change the key on the remote I am using, so I have to change it on the computer.

Thank you
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18 Jan 2016   #6
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks for the information. I looked at Instant Sheller and it seems that it is too advanced for me. I've never used it.

I can say that for keyboard remapping I use KeyTweak.

I do not have a keyboard with a "Browser Home" button but if it exists it can be remapped using KeyTweak.
Help to open a program upon log-in that is minimized-keytweak-keyboard-remapper.jpg
I'm not sure if remapping the key would take effect if you've modified windows boot!


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18 Jan 2016   #7
jdd89

Windows 7 Home Edition 64 Bit
 
 

That worked perfectly! I couldn't find a program that would let me remap the browser home key within the registry, most of them wouldn't recognize the key and i didnt want to edit the registry manually without knowing the key information. This program worked wonderfully! Thank you, I can finally finish this project!

-Jon
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18 Jan 2016   #8
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Great. Thanks for letting us know.
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