Just wondering if there is some technical limitation that prevents SketchUp from starting minimized? Windows allows the user to select if they want a program to run "Normal", "Maximized", or "Minimized" but SketchUp does not respect it. In addition, version 2017 seems to repeatedly force itself to the front on startup.
For example, I start SketchUp by clicking a .skp file. While SketchUp is starting which can take a good amount of time on larger files, I'd like to Alt-tab to a .pdf file for review while SketchUp starts. SketchUp repeatedly puts itself on top during startup which is quite annoying and distracting.
(This FR stolen from the most liked 2017 Wishlist by kimi kimi)