| | Shortcut - Open Normal window, Minimized, or Maximized
Always Open Shortcut Minimized, Maximized, or Normally in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8
This tutorial will show you how to always have a shortcut of an application open with a normal window, minimized, or maximized when you run it in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.
This does not apply to Windows 8 Store apps.
1. If you do not already have a shortcut of an .exe file you want to open, then create a shortcut to use, and move it to where you like.
2. Right click or press and hold on the shortcut, and click/tap on Properties.
3. Click/tap on the Shortcut tab. To the right of Run, select either Normal window, Minimized, or Maximized, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: This setting will only be applied to this specific shortcut.
|Setting ||Description |
|Normal window ||Shortcut window opens the same way it was last closed. |
|Minimized ||Shortcut window always opens minimized. |
|Maximized ||Shortcut window always opens maximized. |
4. Whenever you open this specific shortcut, it will now always open how you set it in step 3.
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