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Author Topic: IDEA: Tray icon stacking  (Read 4342 times)

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IDEA: Tray icon stacking
« on: October 02, 2009, 07:44:34 PM »
I've looked around for a program that can do this for a long time and I've found nothing... I was wondering if anyone would mind making a program that would allow you to choose any tray icons that you want (My tray space is so limited due to massive amounts of tray icons...) to hide, and simply hide them all into one.. Well, not literally hide, but.. Stack them. So, let's say you have a bunch of tray icons from various different programs, and you could just right click the one for this program and it would bring up a list, then you could select which tray icons you want to hide for more tray space and they would simply be hidden until you re-opened this programs choosing window and unhid them... Maybe even have the ability to stack multiple tray icons that AREN'T hidden into eachother, so... Say, 2 MSN's are open, wouldn't it be nice to have a single tray icon with a small "2" next to it, letting you know there's 2 there? And then you could right click on it to select which one you wanted to right click, and it would initiate a right click to the specified one that you choose, so clicking 1 would be just like right clicking 1's tray icon, clicking 2 would be just like right clicking 2's tray icon, etc...

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Re: IDEA: Tray icon stacking
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2009, 10:12:31 PM »
I've looked around for a program that can do this for a long time and I've found nothing... I was wondering if anyone would mind making a program that would allow you to choose any tray icons that you want (My tray space is so limited due to massive amounts of tray icons...) to hide, and simply hide them all into one..

Not that it helps you now, but Windows 7 changes the way the system tray works & how icons are stored there. Other than the icons you configure to show all the time there's a little up arrow at the left of the system tray and when you click that a small window opens up and shows the rest of your system tray icons.

It's hard to explain, but it's pretty cool...

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Re: IDEA: Tray icon stacking
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2009, 10:15:43 PM »
That would also be useful! I wonder if anyone will make it... I bet it can be done with AHK.

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Re: IDEA: Tray icon stacking
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2009, 10:34:39 PM »
http://www.pssoftlab.com/pstf_info.phtml

For alternatives and discussion on tray management utilities, see http://www.donationc...dex.php?topic=2315.0
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Re: IDEA: Tray icon stacking
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2009, 10:39:05 PM »
OH that's perfect, thanks!

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Re: IDEA: Tray icon stacking
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2009, 01:31:01 AM »
Also if you have Vista you can do this tweak to show Taskbar buttons as icons.  It eliminates the text and just leaves the icon. I use a double height taskbar with this tweak and most of the space is used by tray icons and quick launch.  The taskbar portion is mostly open space.  Gives it a bit of a Windows Seven look too. I run a lot of utilities in the tray also.  I just let them expand left into the taskbar space since most of it is empty.

Here's the link to the tweak:
http://www.vistax64....9-taskbar-icons.html


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Re: IDEA: Tray icon stacking
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2009, 03:54:27 AM »
And if you want to have Windows 7 style taskbar with buttons as icons, use this free program: http://lee-soft.com/viglance/
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Re: IDEA: Tray icon stacking
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2012, 03:47:39 PM »
And if you want to have Windows 7 style taskbar with buttons as icons, use this free program: http://lee-soft.com/viglance/

I know it's an old topic. But I just saw a video of this. Looks cool. Has it been pretty stable for you? I'm tempted to try it. :)

edit: looking on the forum it seems like most of the features don't work in Vista 64. Guess I won't fix it since it ain't broken. :)
« Last Edit: October 18, 2012, 05:19:56 PM by MilesAhead »

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Re: IDEA: Tray icon stacking
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2012, 11:51:53 PM »
I switched to a Mac. Not using the PC any more.

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Re: IDEA: Tray icon stacking
« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2012, 10:18:36 AM »
I switched to a Mac. Not using the PC any more.

:huh:

Thanks for the reply. :)