PowerTip: Launch Minimized Application with PowerShell
Summary: Learn how to specify the launch state of an application through Windows PowerShell.
How can I launch a minimized application in Windows PowerShell instead of opening the window in the foreground?
Use the –WindowStyle parameter with the Start-Process cmdlet, and select Minimized, for example:
Start-Process -WindowStyle Minimized 'iexplore.exe'
Note You can also choose Hidden, Maximized, or Normal, but not all applications support all modes.