Windows 10: Task Scheduler - Opening an Application Minimized

Discus and support Task Scheduler - Opening an Application Minimized in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; I'd like to use the Task Scheduler to open an application minimized. It seems this question has not been answered with a solution that can be... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by Tom Concolino, May 9, 2021.

  1. Task Scheduler - Opening an Application Minimized


    I'd like to use the Task Scheduler to open an application minimized. It seems this question has not been answered with a solution that can be accomplished using the interface. I have a simple solution and will post it but first I'd like to hear from the community.

    :)
     
    Tom Concolino, May 9, 2021
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  2. raywood Win User

    Start Batch File Minimized via Task Scheduler

    I have a batch file scheduled to run in Task Scheduler in Windows 10. The batch file runs on schedule, but it opens a full CMD window. I have tried entering variations on start /min in the Task Scheduler properties, but these seem to have no effect.

    The particular batch file opens and then pauses at a PAUSE statement, waiting for user response. I want it to start minimized partly because, when it opens to a full CMD window, it captures keystrokes, if I happen to be typing. In that case, the newly opened batch file blows past the pause and proceeds with its next steps. I don't want that to happen.

    Possibly I am using the wrong term. When I say "minimized," I mean that the batch file will be visible as an item on the taskbar, but its window will not open up onscreen. To access the batch file, I will have to coolswitch to it or click on its taskbar icon.

    So the question is, how can I start this batch file minimized, in the sense that it will open as a taskbar icon but not as a full CMD window?
     
    raywood, May 9, 2021
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  3. Task Scheduler with error message The selected task »CreateChoiceProcessTask« no longer exists

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community. Let me assist you.

    I suggest you to clear the task from Task Scheduler using the below steps and check if the issue still persists.

    Steps:-

    • Type Task Scheduler on Search bar.
    • Click on Task Scheduler Library.
    • Select the particular task and right click on it.
    • Select End.

    Hope this information is helpful. Please do let us know if you need further assistance, we’ll be glad to assist you.
     
    Pawan Dhondiyal, May 9, 2021
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  4. Task Scheduler - Opening an Application Minimized

    Task Scheduler with error message The selected task »CreateChoiceProcessTask« no longer exists

    The Steps which resolve this problem on my computer :

    • Type Task Scheduler on Search bar.
    • Open Task Scheduler
    • Navigate in the Task Scheduler Library (Nothing else !!!)
    And the message deseapear and I can create a task !!!
     
    PhilippeCORMIER, May 9, 2021
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