Make Discord ACTUALLY start minimized when it's supposed to


10 kommentarer

  • .floatingsunfish

    This is very annoying. I'm thinking of uninstalling the Windows app just because of this issue.

    Please fix it! It should be relatively simple!

  • SadFrogMemer

    1 year later, this is still an issue that never got resolved... Should I make a new thread to try to boost awareness?

  • Reynard D. Fox


  • J4UNE

    Exactly! This is annoying. When I turn on my computer in a hurry, while trying to get my work done, a gray screen appears for a few seconds.

  • Danyil

    I have a workaround solution for windows without any pop-ups.
    Press Win+R. Write shell:startup in prompt.
    Create a new shortcut there. Place path to Discord.exe with --start-minimized parameter.
    Resulted string should look like this
    C:\Users\Danyil\AppData\Local\Discord\app-1.0.9012\Discord.exe  --start-minimized
    (remember to change Username and check your app version)
    As last step disable auto start in discord app to remove default entry.
    Congrats! You no longer have to wait many years for Discord devs to fix this.
    This method probably disables auto-update on launch, which I find to be behavior I like more. Just make sure to press green update button from time to time if you see it in your discord app.

  • klyde

    Still not fixed

  • Ozama

    Still not fixed in 2022 bruh

  • Rofii

    2 years and it's still like this. The only solution is to disable starting discord with windows, and only launch it when you need to use it. You'd think they would want users to have it open as much as possible.

  • Particle

    Thanks for the tip Danyil

    Unfortunately it doesn't seem to work for me. I made a shortcut to Discord.exe and added the --start-minimized parameter, but it still opens a fullscreen blank window for a few seconds when I launch it :(

    I even tried the Run: Minimized option in the shortcut properties but that doesn't seem to accomplish anything either.

  • meliodastablet

    Particle Danyil or anyone else interested, here is another workaround solution that works even when you update the app and the folder name changes due to version number change:

    Create a new text document and paste this inside:

    @echo off
    :: Set the Discord directory path
    set "DiscordDir=%LocalAppData%\Discord"
    :: Find the latest version folder in Discord directory
    for /d %%i in ("%DiscordDir%\app-*") do set "LatestVersionDir=%%i"
    :: Check if Discord.exe exists in the latest version directory
    if exist "%LatestVersionDir%\Discord.exe" (
        :: Launch Discord with --start-minimized parameter
        start "" "%LatestVersionDir%\Discord.exe" --start-minimized
    ) else (
        echo Discord.exe not found.

    Now save the text file with a name of your choice and change the extension from .txt to .bat

    Press Win+R. Write shell:startup in prompt. Copy and paste your newly created bat file to that folder. Don't forget to disable “auto start” from the discord app. That's it.

    PS: You can see a windows appear and disappear for a second, that is our bat file running. A lot better imo :)



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