This article is for those looking for a detailed and clear guide on how to minimize programs on Windows 10 startup.

For this example, we will be working with Microsoft Edge.

Right-click on the shortcut of the program that you want to automatically launch when the system boots, then select “Copy”.

Minimize Programs on Windows 10 Startup

On the keyboard, press the key combination “Win” and “r”, then enter:

%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

Please note that if you want the program to automatically start for all users, then you must enter:

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp

Click on the “OK” button.

Minimize Programs on Windows 10 Startup

Right-click on an empty space in the folder and select “Paste”.

Minimize Programs on Windows 10 Startup

Now the specified program will automatically start at system boot, and the program window will appear on top of the Windows desktop. This is not very convenient, so we will make the program run minimized.

Minimize Programs on Windows 10 Startup

Select the desired program shortcut and click on it with the right mouse button, then select “Properties”.

Minimize Programs on Windows 10 Startup

In order for Microsoft Edge to start minimized, you must select “Minimized” in the “Run” section.

Click on the “OK” button.

Minimize Programs on Windows 10 Startup

Microsoft Edge will now automatically launch minimized when Windows boots up and thus won’t get in the way by appearing on top of the desktop.

Vladimir Mikhalev
hey, I’m Vladimir Mikhalev, but my friends call me Valdemar. I have a lot of experience in the design and maintenance of various information systems.

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