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Author Topic: IDEA: Minimize to Tray Control  (Read 3339 times)
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« on: May 20, 2005, 08:44:17 PM »

I run a program that allows me to minimize a window to the tray in XP.
After I minimize the window I can go into the taskbar propertys and select "custom" and pick the minimized icon and select "always hide"

So here is the problem:

Although this works for almost all programs there are a few that I have to select always hide each time I turn on the computer.

Some windows keep the setting and are alway's hidden but some have to be resetup each time.

Is there anyway to tweak the reg or something so that WinXP remembers the setup?

There must be a way to control this option.

Here is the Minimizer http://www.totalidea.com/freestuff1.htm

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« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2005, 08:53:03 PM »

the solution is surely a better minimizer utility; i'll bet someone here will be able to suggest one (freeware please)..
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« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2005, 09:01:55 PM »

You may be right. I like the fact that when using the minimizer I posted the link to .. when you want to see the minimized icon you just click on the arrow thingy and all the hidden icons are there. I've tried quite a few different minimizers without much luck.

All the icon's that load on system startup stay hidden?

Example:

Volume
Spybot
Messenger
AntiVirus

There is one I've been told I'll have to live with that kinda bugs me but stays hidden.
It's the "safely remove hardware" icon
It's for my SATA Hard Drive that I never intend on removing while the system is on?

Rig: http://anandtech.com/mysystemrig.aspx?rigid=30284

Thanks Again
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« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2005, 09:12:57 PM »

my understanding is that apps like this which can be told to always minimize/hide/keepontop windows, do so by matching against windows titles or sometimes windows class names.  maybe the reason someo of your windows arent being minimized on restart is because something is changing about them, like their titlebar.. perhaps a minimizer tool which has other options for detecting the window would do it.
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