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Author Topic: IDEA: Hide a tray icon, but be able to use it  (Read 2519 times)


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IDEA: Hide a tray icon, but be able to use it
« on: May 10, 2009, 12:22 PM »
Alright, I have a kind of stealth-application request that I hope someone can help me with.

I need to have a small application that can hide multiple Notification Area icons (it needs to have an INI or some way to remember what icons), but then execute their primary double-click action when a hotkey is pressed (different hotkey for each icon) - but without showing the icon. It would be launched at startup to hide the icons, so a startup delay of maybe 15 seconds would be nice (simple enough for AHK, just make the script sleep, but not sure about other languages).

I don't know if this can be done in AHK, but if someone can manage to code it (regardless of the language) I would be very appreciative :)


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Re: IDEA: Hide a tray icon, but be able to use it
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2009, 10:48 AM »
i 'borrowed' some snippets from the AHK forums some time back to hide Farr's tray-icon. maybe that script could be used in your case as well..