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29 Jun 2014   #11

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.

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29 Jun 2014   #12


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.
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29 Jun 2014   #13

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)

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