How can I start a program hidden from the Windows taskbar?
I want to start the task manager minimized at login automatically so that I can see the CPU load in the system tray.
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As explained in Run a program hidden in Windows 10 this can be done with a
VBScript that looks like
Dim WShell Set WShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell") WShell.Run "taskmgr.exe", 0 Set WShell = Nothing
Saving this script as
hiddentaskmgr.vbs will provide a script that starts the task manager hidden from the taskbar.
It will still be running in the background and create an icon in the system tray showing the CPU load. This script can also be used in the Windows startup folder.