1.    3 Weeks Ago #1
    Join Date : Feb 2016
    Posts : 16
    Win 10 Home

    Programs will not start running minimised

    I have Win 10 Home x64.

    I cannot run programs to start minimized. Specifically, I cannot get Thunderbird and Calibre to do this.

    At the moment I have these 2 programs as shortcuts on the Desktop. If I open them then I can minimise them by the normal method of clicking on the - sign at the top right hand corner.

    I have used the standard recommended method, namely Right click > Properties > Select Minimised in Run. This does not work. When I start running them from the link they open full screen.
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  2.    3 Weeks Ago #2
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 10,965
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    Hi, See proposed solution below (from the article quoted).

    From the article below:
    After a bit of research, it was suggested that the reason why Thunderbird does not minimize to tray bar anymore is because it goes against Microsoft's best software practices guideline for software developers.
    I would agree- another method I tried failed too.

    How to Fix: Minimize Thunderbird to Tray Bar (Not Task Bar) | www.infopackets.com

    - Firetray is an add-on which will hide Thunderbird to the tray, not the taskbar.

    Download the xpi file, then from Thunderbird, install it as an add-on from that file.

    Configure its options as you wish.
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    When Tbird is initially launched, it creates a new tray icon.
    When the Tbird shortcut is clicked, a Tbird Window appears instantly.

    Further, the Mail options allow you to set the tray icon to display various forms of information about messages.

    (I did a search on
    start thunderbird minimized
    to discover this for you).
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