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  1. Posts : 88
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
       #1

    Start minimized


    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.
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  2. Posts : 17,545
    Windows 10 Pro x64 EN-GB
       #2

    To start a program minimized, open its shortcut properties and select Run: Minimized:

    Start minimized-2014-06-28_14h42_19.png

    In case of Skype you don't need to manually put it in Startup folder. Simply set it to run when Windows is started and it will automatically run minimized:

    Start minimized-2014-06-28_14h41_10.png

    You might also want to prevent Skype showing in Taskbar when its running minimized in notification area:

    Start minimized-2014-06-28_14h45_31.png

    Kari
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  3. Posts : 88
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Kari said:
    To start a program minimized, open its shortcut properties and select Run: Minimized:

    Start minimized-2014-06-28_14h42_19.png

    In case of Skype you don't need to manually put it in Startup folder. Simply set it to run when Windows is started and it will automatically run minimized:

    Start minimized-2014-06-28_14h41_10.png

    You might also want to prevent Skype showing in Taskbar when its running minimized in notification area:

    Start minimized-2014-06-28_14h45_31.png

    Kari
    I have a problem with a friends pc that he brings me continually his pc for ticking the 'Automatically start with Windows' selection on Skype because it unticks by itself so i want to run Skype on Windows startup manually. He has a Windows XP OS because his machine is very old and slow to run anything newer.
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  4. Posts : 88
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Kari said:
    To start a program minimized, open its shortcut properties and select Run: Minimized:

    Start minimized-2014-06-28_14h42_19.png

    In case of Skype you don't need to manually put it in Startup folder. Simply set it to run when Windows is started and it will automatically run minimized:

    Start minimized-2014-06-28_14h41_10.png

    You might also want to prevent Skype showing in Taskbar when its running minimized in notification area:

    Start minimized-2014-06-28_14h45_31.png

    Kari
    I also modified its shortcut like you said and still Skype dos not run minimized and runs at open window.
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  5. Posts : 17,545
    Windows 10 Pro x64 EN-GB
       #5

    I would try this:
    • Delete the Skype shortcut from Startup folder
    • Uninstall skype
    • Reboot
    • Reinstall Skype, set it to run when Windows starts from Skype settings, do not manually add anything to Startup
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  6. Posts : 88
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Kari said:
    I would try this:
    • Delete the Skype shortcut from Startup folder
    • Uninstall skype
    • Reboot
    • Reinstall Skype, set it to run when Windows starts from Skype settings, do not manually add anything to Startup
    I already did. I also tried this by re-installing two times and installing again the Windows XP Professional 32-bit.
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  7. Posts : 6,458
    x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
       #7

    Maybe it's XP????
    You could try a scheduled task that launches Skype (minimized shortcut) that is triggered at login.
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  8. Posts : 88
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       #8

    Slartybart said:
    Maybe it's XP????
    You could try a scheduled task that launches Skype (minimized shortcut) that is triggered at login.
    Do you know of an app?
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  9. Posts : 6,458
    x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
       #9

    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.
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  10. Posts : 88
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       #10

    Slartybart said:
    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?
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