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Windows XP and DOS - Start a Program Minimized or Maximized via a Batch File

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    Force a program executed by a batch file to minimize to the Windows Taskbar or appear full-screen.

    In some instances, when creating a batch file in Windows XP, you may wish to execute a program and force it to display as a full-screen window. Perhaps the application is displaying information that you or the batch file's intended user needs to see, and by opening the window normally the information may not be visible due to a smaller window size.

    Conversely, a batch file may need to run an application that its user normally should not need to see. Perhaps an application needs to perform networking or file maintenance operations, and seeing its output may be confusing. If so, the batch file can force an application to start minimized to the Windows XP Taskbar....

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