Minimizing OneNote on startup, Can Microsoft Office OneNote 2007 be started minimized


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I have been unable to get Microsoft Office OneNote 2007 to start minimized. I have already right clicked on the Shortcut icon, chosen Properties, selected Run: Minimized, and then closed the dialog box by clicking OK (and I have revisited the Properties dialog box to be sure my selection was saved). Still, this application will not start up minimzed. Also, I have been unable to find any command line switch for OneNote that will direct it to open as a minimized application.

Anyone have a solution? I like to have OneNote available to me whenever I am at my computer so I want to have it in my Startup folder (or the appropriate Registry location); however, it is a nuisance to have to minimize it every time I turn on or restart my computer.



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Re: Minimizing OneNote on startup, Can Microsoft Office OneNote 2007 be started minim

Hi Dave and welcome to the forums :party:

There are 2 ways of doing this, either to have a shortcut in the system tray or the Quick Launch area (or both, if you wish).
To place a shortcut in the system tray:
Click on 'Tools' and 'Options...'.
Click 'Other' and check (tick) the option 'Place OneNote icon in the notification area of the taskbar'. Click 'OK'.
To place a shortcut in the Quick Launch area, locate the 'Microsoft Office OneNote 2007' shortcut in the start menu, right click on it and select 'Add to Quick Launch'.
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Re: Minimizing OneNote on startup, Can Microsoft Office OneNote 2007 be started minim

Thank you, "Dwarf." Not precisely what I hoped to accomplish, but they will do pretty nicely.

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