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Task Scheduler tasks run in background

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    Task Scheduler tasks run in background


    I have recently upgraded from XP to 8.1. With XP, I had tasks scheduled that would automatically start Outlook, Chrome, and a specific file in Excel open before I got to work and logged in. When I logged in, I didn't have to wait for all of these to load saving me some time. When I upgraded, I scheduled the same tasks, but they would not start. I checked the task manager, and I noticed that the tasks were running in the background, but I had to manually start them to get them to work. I have attached a text file of the xml: Firefox Task.txt

    Why can't I get the tasks to run in the foreground?

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    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    See Create Scheduled Task in Windows 8 Personally I would just place a shortcut in the "Start" part of All Programs for the desktop. There are some issues still not resolved if you are trying to do stuff from the Metro/Start screen interface.
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Task Scheduler tasks run in background
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