I'd like to delay the launch of some startup apps to give it some time to load the other ones before the one I want.
Startup Delayer is a free program tha allows you to configure which programs to start first and which ones to delay when your computer is rebooted. You can set a custom delay for each one, even drag the visual display graph which shows you exactly how your programs are starting and allows you to easily modify the order or adjust delay times.
And if you want to do it the good ol MS DOS way create a start.bat file in C:\ with
rem launching Thunderbird and Skype in 44 seconds ping 188.8.131.52 -n 1 -w 44000 > nul cd "C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Thunderbird" start thunderbird.exe ping 184.108.40.206 -n 1 -w 78000 > nul start "C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\" Skype.exe /min
Then create a shortcut to it and put the shortcut into the
Leverage windows task scheduler, screenshot shows delay option you need
- Create a task in the scheduler
- Go to the Triggers tab and click New
- Set Begin the task to At log on
- Check Delay task for and enter anything between seconds to hours