Hide every application in the system tray!

Today I've tried a software called TrayIt! From its name you can see what it is for. ;-)

Yes, it's used normally to hide an application into the system tray.

Usage from the author's website:

TrayIt! runs on Windows 95/98/Me, NT/2000/XP/Vista and does NOT require any installation.

Simply create a new folder and place TrayIt!.exe and TrayIt!.dll there. When started, TrayIt! will show a dialog box with a short explanation how to use it. You may choose to load TrayIt! on system startup by selecting "Option" and checking "Load TrayIt! on StartUp" box.

  1. You can temporarily put any window in the system tray by keeping down the button when minimizing the window.

  2. To always keep window in the system tray when minimized, click with the RIGHT mouse button on the corresponding icon created in the tray in the previous step and check "Place in System Tray" in the popup menu.

  3. Clicking with the right mouse button on the minimize icon will bring TrayIt! context menu for this window. Just check "Place in System Tray" in the popup menu to make window always go to the tray.

  4. Please note that context menu will work only for the standard minimize icon and will not pop-up if the program use skins like MS Media player.

It's really useful because many programs don't provide the funtion of "minimize to the system tray". Currently I use it to hide the opera in my system tray and it works!

Download it!


board tc said...

I like the thunderbird extension to minimize to tray but minimizing all to tray, i'm not sure, might be time to consider a virtaul desktop such as dexpot

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Anonymous said...

In Opera, you can also press ctrl+H (h for hide! the boss is coming :P)