I've got it down to start minecraft with a batch script and auto-login.

start /high javaw -Xmx2048M -Xms1024M -Djava.library.path=bin/natives -cp bin/minecraft.jar;bin/jinput.jar;bin/lwjgl.jar;bin/lwjgl_util.jar net.minecraft.client.Minecraft "somebody" "password"

However I can't figure out how to start minecraft maximized. There's the magiclauncher which allows me to do that, but I do not want extra applications running when I don't have to. And just 1 simple function is not worth the extra application in my opinion.

So anyway, is there a way to start minecraft with a batch script maximized?


Batch files can only pass arguments to Java and Minecraft, and neither offer the option to start maximised. You will have to use an external program of some sort if you want it to maximise automatically. There are plenty of programs that will watch for a specific window and maximise it automatically, or wrap a program and maximise its window after launch, but there are too many to give a recommendation.

Aside, MagicLauncher doesn't keep running after it launches Minecraft. For just this one option I understand not wanting a whole new application to run, but it still running in the background isn't something you have to worry about.

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  • Point is, it runs. In the background. I don't want nor do I need that for something like this. If it's not possible, then it's not possible. I'll just have to keep on clicking maximized after MC starts. – Grumpy ol' Bear Feb 25 '13 at 1:25
  • @NoCanDo It doesn't run in the background, that's what I'm saying. It works just like the vanilla launcher: starts the minecraft.jar and then terminates itself. – SevenSidedDie Feb 25 '13 at 2:55

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