1. Joshua Jackson's Avatar
    Hello...
    For years, I've had Task Manager automatically start minimized.
    Since Windows 8, I haven't been able to figure out how to do it.
    I have a Task Manager shortcut in C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\, but it refuses to start.
    Any ideas?
    JJ
    06-10-2016 11:34 AM
  2. PepperdotNet's Avatar
    Create it in the Task Scheduler. You can schedule something at user logon.
    pankaj981 and xandros9 like this.
    06-10-2016 11:53 AM
  3. orlbuckeye's Avatar
    Startup in the task manager is where you set services to start but for applications like was stated you just point to the executable file and set the trigger to at startup.
    06-10-2016 01:08 PM
  4. BaritoneGuy's Avatar
    Have you tried putting it here instead? This is the all users startup folder rather than user specific.

    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp
    06-14-2016 10:02 AM
  5. Joshua Jackson's Avatar
    Have you tried putting it here instead? This is the all users startup folder rather than user specific.
    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp
    I'll give it a whirl, but it doesn't seem right to force it for everyone.
    JJ

    Edit...
    Didn't work.
    JJ
    Last edited by Joshua Jackson; 07-06-2016 at 08:44 PM.
    07-06-2016 08:27 PM
  6. Joshua Jackson's Avatar
    Startup in the task manager is where you set services to start but for applications like was stated you just point to the executable file and set the trigger to at startup.
    I see no ability to add things to the Startup tab of Task Manager.
    I can Run New Task, but that's just one instance of an executable.
    JJ
    07-06-2016 08:47 PM
  7. Joshua Jackson's Avatar
    Create it in the Task Scheduler. You can schedule something at user logon.
    While that is an option, it doesn't give the ability to start minimized (like a shortcut in the appropriate folder).
    Unfortunately, this seems to be the only option that will actually work.
    It's sad that something that has worked for so many years is left out in the cold.
    JJ
    07-06-2016 08:53 PM

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