How can I minimize the game onto my PC task bar?
If you do alt+enter it will turn the game into windowed mode. From there you can press the minimize button at the top right. It looks like an underscore __.
Windows Key + D (ideally) or Alt + TAB. However, be careful it sometimes breaks your game, makes everything ultra white.
When I do alt+enter I do go into windows mode but the pointer will not allow me to go outside of the game so I cannot click the windows minimize.
Both of those work -thanks - the background music keeps playing though (which is unlike AOE III).
There is a setting to unlock the mouse in the graphical settings.
Found it, thank you.