Load a program minimized at startup

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by mac3687, Dec 5, 2006.

  1. macrumors member

    Nov 22, 2006
    As the title implies, I'd like to start a program, Mail, at startup, but I'd like it to be minimized. Basically the same way Dashboard and Finder are. Any way to do this?
  2. macrumors 6502

    Apr 15, 2006
    Yep! Go to "accounts" under Sys. Prefs. And click on "Login Items" from the row of options in the "accounts" window. You should see a list of applications in the box. To the left of each item, there is a box to toggle whether that program is hidden at startup. To add/delete an item to the list, click the +/- buttons below the items box.
    Hope thats clear!

    And I also hope you meant "hidden" as opposed to "minimized". The easy way around this is that if the program is hidden, and you want to see its window, just click on its icon in the dock, and the app's window should pop up, just like the Finder does.
  3. thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 22, 2006
  4. macrumors 6502

    Apr 15, 2006
  5. macrumors 65816


    Jan 17, 2006
    New York City
    oh this is a great feature that i never knew about! thanks a lot.

    i love the hidden gems of OSX...
  6. macrumors 6502

    Mar 29, 2004
    How do you do this in 10.8.2? I don't see any options.

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