Q. Is it possible to open a program and when it opens have it Minimize to
the Task Bar?
A. Set The Program To Open Minimized
If you are like most computer users, you multi-task. Typically
multi-taskers will have several programs open and will switch
amongst them as they need to. If you want a particular program to always open
silently (for example Ad Watch, which is a spyware monitor), you can set it to
automatically open minimized (note: also the opposite you can set a program to
always start in a maximized window) . Here is how you can do it.
First locate the programs
shortcut (i.e. what
you would click on if you wanted to launch the program), then you
right click on it and select properties. For this example I have
chosen Internet Explorer:
Then click on the menu for Run
and select Maximum to have the program run with more
priority, or Minimum if you want the program to be
run with less priority.
Then Click Apply.