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Opened program minimizes itself to taskbar

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Bud H, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. Bud H

    Bud H Flightless Bird

    Operating System: Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium Edition

    Problem: A program written for Windows XP when started immediately
    minimizes itself to the taskbar and I can't get it off the taskbar. I have
    used different compatability modes without success. If I choose to open in
    a maximized window, it opens fully for a fraction of a second and then
    immediately mimimizes itself to the taskbar.

    The only workaround solution found is to right click the shortcut icon,
    choose Troubleshoot Compatability, have the system search for a solution,
    and choosing the defaults and starting the program that way gets the program
    to work correctly and not be stuck on the taskbar.


    Any idea what's going on? No other program on my computer gives me this
    problem.


    Bud H
     
  2. Bruce Hagen

    Bruce Hagen Flightless Bird

    "Bud H" <budh9534@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:hv5vp3$s3$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    > Operating System: Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium Edition
    >
    > Problem: A program written for Windows XP when started immediately
    > minimizes itself to the taskbar and I can't get it off the taskbar. I
    > have used different compatability modes without success. If I choose to
    > open in a maximized window, it opens fully for a fraction of a second
    > and then immediately mimimizes itself to the taskbar.
    >
    > The only workaround solution found is to right click the shortcut icon,
    > choose Troubleshoot Compatability, have the system search for a
    > solution, and choosing the defaults and starting the program that way
    > gets the program to work correctly and not be stuck on the taskbar.
    >
    >
    > Any idea what's going on? No other program on my computer gives me
    > this problem.
    >
    >
    > Bud H



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    Bruce Hagen
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    Imperial Beach, CA
     
  3. Dick Mahar

    Dick Mahar Flightless Bird

    "Bud H" <budh9534@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:hv5vp3$s3$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    > Operating System: Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium Edition
    >
    > Problem: A program written for Windows XP when started immediately
    > minimizes itself to the taskbar and I can't get it off the taskbar. I
    > have used different compatability modes without success. If I choose to
    > open in a maximized window, it opens fully for a fraction of a second and
    > then immediately mimimizes itself to the taskbar.
    >
    > The only workaround solution found is to right click the shortcut icon,
    > choose Troubleshoot Compatability, have the system search for a solution,
    > and choosing the defaults and starting the program that way gets the
    > program to work correctly and not be stuck on the taskbar.
    >
    >
    > Any idea what's going on? No other program on my computer gives me this
    > problem.
    >
    >
    > Bud H Apparently it cannot be made compatible with WIN 7.
    >
     

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