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OK, I'm ready for the forty lashes for reopening an ancient post.  :-[
But I've been longing for this silly little app for a long time and I think I finally got PS Tray Factory going! I'm on Win7/64 and have a ton of icons in my systray. Even though 98% are hidden, when I want to use one, it's never in the same place and I have to memorize dozens of tiny icon shapes to find the one I want. This app REALLY should be part of windows. A long time ago I tried the app, but it just didn't behave well in my system so I uninstalled it.

Lately frustrated again with the situation, I tried the v3.1a version link above. But after installation my computer went into a loop with explorer crashing and restarting (had to uninstall in safe mode). I came across a v3.3 version uploaded to in February 2016. Says it runs on Win7/64 as well as 8 and 10!

Just installed it and set it up and I think I'm in love again. Works as it should with one TINY exception (it doesn't hide my idrive backup icon). Just playing around with it now (this help file incorrectly says it's v3.1), but things look hopeful!

2 of its features is broken on Win7 x64. You do not want to try using the Application Minimizer. Don't even click the tab for it in the UI. (that's the feature that lets you minimize any app or window to the tray)
Well, I got too excited about finding this app. It really is exactly what I'm looking for, but it's more broken than you refer to above. At first, I had problems because there were a few icons I could not hide (they would appear in the hidden list as well as still in the tray). But now, whenever I run it, it just makes my entire taskbar disappear! I sent the company an email a week or two ago, but no reply as of yet. Wonder if they're still working on this project and I wonder if there's anything comparable that works?

Thanks for the great tips! It looks like PS Tray Factory will fill the bill perfectly. Even more options than I could hope for. It looks like the last update was in 2010 but it works fine on Win7. $25 is a little steep for this trivial need, but hey, it supports a struggling coder!

Wow, what a great topic. Made me realize one huge complaint I've had about Windows. That idiotic "Notification Area" (aka the System Tray) on my computer has over 30 icons in it that vary from time to time. Whenever I go into it I end up hovering over about 29 of them to read the tooltips before I find the one I want (I guess I'm not big on memorizing what all those tiny cryptic icons represent).

I offer a suggestion / challenge to one of you killer coders to come up with an app that will allow true customization of the area - change the icon size, or best of all, add a small text description or title for each of them. I love True Launch Bar for my applications but even it doesn't help with that stupid tray!

General Software Discussion / Is DoOver dead?
« on: May 12, 2014, 07:25 PM »
20 years ago, I used Multiedit for programming and it had a recordable-on-the-fly macro feature that was stellar. Now I'm using other editors at work and they don't even have this feature! I downloaded "DoOver" and thought my problems were solved, however it's a little buggy. Like if I record the string <!--this is a test--> the exclamation point character is dropped in playback. I downloaded the latest version which is supposed to be v1.2 but the About in the program tells me it's version 1.0. It looks like scrommel hasn't done a lot of work lately. Is this dead? Is there another macro recorder that anyone can recommend?

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