+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #854067 +++
Thunderbird (like Firefox, bug 585398) does not honor Windows shortcut or command line options to start up minimized. This would make a nice complement for our new option
When Thunderbird is minimized, move it to the tray. In fact, some of the numerous duplicates of bug 208923 have requested this already.
STR1 (see Screenshot 1):
1.) Place a Windows link to thunderbird.exe in any folder (typically the Windows startup folder:
2.) Right-click on the link file >
4.) Choose Run:
Minimized, confirm with OK
5.) Double-click or press
Enter to open the link
1.) Windows-Run: cmd
2.) From command line:
start /min thunderbird.exe (or full path to thunderbird.exe)
For comparison, perform STR1 and STR2 with "notepad.exe".
- Thunderbird does not start minimized for either STR1 or STR2
- (Beware of artefacts: The program might start minimized if it was already minimized last time when closed before logging off/shutting down)
- Notepad.exe does start minimized
- Thunderbird should start minimized according to Windows shortcut or command line options (regardless in which window state it was closed before).