Windows 10: How to start a program minimized

Discus and support How to start a program minimized in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hi... I made a new string on the following registry key: Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run I got... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Raner, Sep 27, 2019.

  1. Raner Win User

    How to start a program minimized


    Hi...
    I made a new string on the following registry key:
    Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    I got the program to start on windows startup. But I need it to open minimized.
    What do I need to do to make it open minimized...Thanks...

    :)
     
    Raner, Sep 27, 2019
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  2. How to actually start program minimized in Windows 10?

    Steps i tried to make program (for example: Thunderbird) to load on startup, but minimized:

    1. Placed shortcut under: C:\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
    2. In a shortcut properties i've checked "minimized"

    Rebooted windows, it does start, but MAXIMIZED! Can't make it minimized, just like on MacOS i could set it hidden.
     
    Alexander Kim, Sep 27, 2019
    #2
  3. Windows Arguments List - Start Programs Minimized with Task Scheduler.


    Hello Community!

    I'm trying to get BBC iPlayer downloads to start automagically at 2100 so that it can start downloading Doctor Who. I'd like it to start minimized, but I am unsure how to do so.

    In addition to this, does anyone know if there is a list somewhere with all of the default windows program arguments? And can they please provide the link? It would be very useful to me.


    To clear any confusion some people may have, here is a screenshot of what I mean:

    How to start a program minimized [​IMG]


    Thank you!
     
    QwertySpace, Sep 27, 2019
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  4. a6naf Win User

    How to start a program minimized

    Auto-minimizing of some programs, not able to bring out of minimized state

    I have been have some strange issues for a while now, in that certain programs are unwilling to open in any state other than minimized. It started with Steam, not the whole program but messages from a single friend always remaining minimized. It has now
    progressed to the friends list always remaining minimized as well as several other friends' messages being sometimes minimized. This morning it started happening to every Chrome page I tried to open. The page opens in minimized form and cannot be pulled up
    on the screen in any way. This happens regardless of what other programs are open or how many times the program is opened. I have tried re-installing Chrome and restoring the computer to about a week ago. As this is no longer confined to a single program I
    am convinced that there is a setting somewhere in Windows 10 that is causing this despite the fact that I have not been altering any settings. I have been using Windows 10 for months without significant problems, but this is getting ridiculous. Any suggests
    for resolving this would be much appreciated.
     
    a6naf, Sep 27, 2019
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