Solved Program autostart and hide to system tray, or background.

December 21, 2013 at 03:46:28
Specs: Windows 7
I have a simple program which doesnt require any administrations rights or anything to run.
I know the method to autostart it; placing shortcut in startup menu. I want it, after the autostart, to
go in system tray or run in background. I dont want it to pop up when windows start.

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December 21, 2013 at 14:14:37
AutoHotkey should do it, as given. Shortcuts to exe files do not produce the command screen (minimised or not) that you get with batch files. You won't see it anywhere.

It is very easy to do, just a couple of mouse clicks then use the exe instead:
http://www.autohotkey.com/

See either item 1 or 2 here:
http://www.autohotkey.com/docs/Scri...

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#1
December 21, 2013 at 06:56:14
Right-click the shortcut and choose "Properties".

Where it say "Run", click the arrow and select "Minimised".

Then click 'OK'.


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December 21, 2013 at 12:46:55
I want it to run from system tray or background.
When it autostarts, i dont want it to appear to taskbar.
Can you help?

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#3
December 21, 2013 at 13:11:56
Is it a batch file? If so you could use AutoHotKey (free) to convert it into an exe file. You don't even need to keep the AutoHotkey program afterwards.

Otherwise if you let us know the program language you are using it might help.

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December 21, 2013 at 13:23:03
it is a litecoin miner. The file im running is a .bat file, which has one line code in it and simply set values and make .exe file to work and run. ( At least that is what i think it happens!)


Maybe add some more lines to this file, to make it go to system tray or not appear in taskbar??

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December 21, 2013 at 14:14:37
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AutoHotkey should do it, as given. Shortcuts to exe files do not produce the command screen (minimised or not) that you get with batch files. You won't see it anywhere.

It is very easy to do, just a couple of mouse clicks then use the exe instead:
http://www.autohotkey.com/

See either item 1 or 2 here:
http://www.autohotkey.com/docs/Scri...

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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