Start Maximized | Minimized Program – CMD (Batch)

A START command is used to run a program or command in a separate window from a Windows command prompt (CMD).

The new window can be started as maximized or minimized, that can be controlled using the /MAX or /MIN switches correspondingly.

Below i will show how to start a program in the maximized or minimized window from the Windows command prompt (CMD) or a batch file.

Start Maximized | Minimized

To start a program in the maximized window:

C:\> START /MAX "" "C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe"

To start a program in the minimized window:

C:\> START /MIN "" "C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe"

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