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Close program window after it opens at startup

  1. #1


    Posts : 23
    Win 8.1 Pro 64-bit

    Close program window after it opens at startup


    I have a program on my work computer (Cisco Jabber 10.6) that opens automatically at startup. I want it to open at startup, that's fine. The problem though is that it opens its window at startup. If I close the window completely (using the X) then it minimizes to the tray, which is again what I want, but if I minimize the window it stays open in my taskbar like a normal program.

    Is there a way to force the program to start in the system tray without opening the window, or to automatically close the window after it has been opened? Right now the program opens via the registry (HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run), but it also works when opened via the Startup folder. Specifying to minimize in the Startup folder shortcut just does the previously-mentioned behavior; opens the window like normal but keeps it minimized instead of no window and tray, which is what I want. This is on Windows 8.1 Enterprise (x64).

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  2. #2


    Austin TX metro area
    Posts : 640
    Windows 7 Pro 64bit [MS blue-disk set]


    Tray-It! might be exactly what you need. Upon a 2nd read - I'm not sure if Tray-It will do what you desire.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 23
    Win 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Ah, that's perfect! Thank you very much!
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  4. #4


    Austin TX metro area
    Posts : 640
    Windows 7 Pro 64bit [MS blue-disk set]


    Glad that item works for ya!
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Close program window after it opens at startup
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