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Running apps in a minimized window with a registry key

Can I make an application run in a minimized window using the registry key hkey_Local_MachinesoftwaremicrosoftwindowsCurentVersionrun?

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Yes. Create a shortcut to the program in question and in its Shortcut options set the Run option to " Minimized". Then place a reference to the shortcut in the Run key. Be sure to use filename and extension when referring the shortcut; if the shortcut is called "2run.lnk", you need to specify the "lnk" for the command processor to run it correctly.

This was first published in October 2003

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