Minimize to system tray at startup

Discussion in 'Windows Live Mail' started by Alice, Feb 19, 2007.

  1. Alice

    Alice Guest

    Hi all,
    How do I get Windows Live Mail to startup minimized to system tray?

    Alice, Feb 19, 2007
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  2. Alice

    heaphus Guest

    I would love to know how to do this. I hope they add this natively.
    heaphus, Feb 23, 2007
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  3. Alice

    MrMikeH Guest

    I would like to see that too, although I would also like to be sure WLMD is
    still checking mail when minimized to the system tray. At one point, there
    was some question about that.
    MrMikeH, Feb 23, 2007
  4. My installation does run minimized at startup... but I can't now
    figure out how I got it to do that!

    | Hi all,
    | How do I get Windows Live Mail to startup minimized to system tray?
    | Thanks,
    | Alice
    LuDean Marvin, Feb 26, 2007
  5. Alice

    Larry E Guest

    When you have WLMD open, right click on the envelope that is sitting in the
    system tray down by the clock and click on "Minimize to notification area
    after closing." It will constantly check for mail.
    Larry E, Mar 1, 2007
  6. Alice

    Bill G. Guest

    Perhaps there is some parameter that can be added to the shortcut (you know,
    in the target field) that can get WLMD to start immediately minimized. If
    then that shortcut is added to the startup folder, voila, WLMD will run
    minimized on startup. But does anybody know if there is any such parameter?
    Bill G., Mar 11, 2007
  7. Alice

    Larry E Guest

    If you right click on either your desktop icon or on the icon that is in your
    QuickLaunch and then click on Properties, click on the down arrow next to the
    "Run:" area and click on "Run Minimized". That should do it.

    Larry E, Mar 11, 2007
  8. Alice

    Bill G. Guest

    unfortunately, setting the Run Minimized option in a shortcut won't do the
    trick. You can noticed that when you hit WLMD's minimize button, it just
    minimizes its window on the taskbar. It minimizes to the tray by clicking
    the Close button. So, unless we're missing some "Run Closed" command, the
    requested behavior (starting WLMD during startup minimized to the tray) can
    only be done either through an option in the program or through a specific
    command-line parameter to the shortcut. I guess it is or soon will be in the
    help site, IF it will be implemented...
    Bill G., Mar 26, 2007
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