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How do I get Startup folder programs to start minimized?

by John_Locke77 / May 30, 2012 1:43 PM PDT

I like listening to an online radio station (through Windows Media Player) every time I use my computer. So, I put a shortcut to the playlist file in my Startup folder. But, even though I selected "Run: Minimized" in its Properties dialog box, it always runs in a normal window. (Then I manually minimize it.)

So, how can I force the shortcut to open Windows Media Player in a minimized window?

I have Windows 7, with Service Pack 1, and Windows Media Player version 12.0.7601.17514.

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Apply button?
by Bob__B / May 30, 2012 11:48 PM PDT

After you selected minimized did you click the apply button?

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by John_Locke77 / May 31, 2012 1:02 AM PDT
In reply to: Apply button?

Yes I did. Minimized is even still selected each time I open the shortcut's properties.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 31, 2012 10:28 AM PDT

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