How do i get a dowloaded app to start with windows in tray or taskbar


  1. Posts : 65
    windows 10
       #1

    How do i get a dowloaded app to start with windows in tray or taskbar


    Essentially I want this program (app to reside in my system tray or task bar on windows start up

    I do know how to start a program with windows ………(but am not familiar with auto minimizing I to the system tray)

    I do not even know where downloaded apps are stored on my laptop

    Is the functionality to start in task bar or system tray natively supposed to be in the app or can windows force it to do so?

    Can this be achieved with task scheduler too?

    Thanks
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  2. Posts : 34,880
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #2

    Hi assuming you are specifically referring to UWP apps downloaded from the Store, this does not seem so obvious. Methods that work with traditional 'desktop programs' (not downloaded from the Store) don't seem to work.

    For example, to launch Groove minimised to the taskbar, you can use free Autohotkey, and this very crude script:

    run, explorer.exe shell:AppsFolder\Microsoft.ZuneMusic_8wekyb3d8bbwe!Microsoft.ZuneMusic
    Sleep 3000
    WinMinimize,,Groove Music,

    in a file with extension ahk

    Create a shortcut to that and place it in the Start-up folder (easily accessed if using Open Shell start menu) otherwise
    - for user
    C:\Users\<userid>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
    or - for all users
    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp


    I do not even know where downloaded apps are stored on my laptop
    By contrast with traditional downloaded programs- which you can still use of course- you're not limited to Store Apps for most Win 10 editions- Google is great at questions like this:
    How do i get a dowloaded app to start with windows in tray or taskbar-1.png

    Most users should have no need to access that protected folder.

    Tasks scheduler - launch minimised: I found this thread for you:
    Start Batch File Minimized via Task Scheduler
    Last edited by dalchina; 28 Oct 2019 at 02:17.
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