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Make a program start minimized or maximized in Windows 7 (using start menu shortcut properties)

There are four ways in which a program can start under Windows 7: its window can be maximized, "normal", minimized, or hidden. This depends in part on how the program was written, and how it was written to behave: in many cases, your application will remember the size of the window since they were last closed, and they will automatically restarting the same position and dimension. While you do not have direct control over programs that started and in the system tray (notification area), the other three options can be customized through the shortcut properties in the start menu. This tutorial explains how to do just that.


Start a program maximized or minimized

Follow these steps to customize how the program opens from the start menu:

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