Friday, September 21, 2007

Minimize any Window to System Tray with TrayIt

Sometimes when I’m working with my computer system, it is necessary to keep many windows open or minimized to the task bar. This makes my taskbar look disorganized and I don’t like to see it looking like that, so I found a new way to keep it tidy and neat.

Tray it is a small handy freeware that can minimize any window to the system tray keeping the task bar neat and tidy. TrayIt! allows you to save precious Taskbar space for minimized windows. For each application which applies TrayIt! it creates a small icon in the System Tray. (System Tray area is located near the Clock). When application's window is minimized this icon represents the application on the Taskbar instead of the regular "minimized rectangle". It is particularly useful for background tasks you typically keep running on your PC all day long like your favorite E-mail client, iTunes, e.t.c

TrayIt! runs on Windows 95/98/Me, NT/2000/XP and does not require any installation.
Simply create a new folder and place TrayIt!.exe and TrayIt!.dll there (Program Files recommended) When started, TrayIt! will show a dialog box with a short explanation on 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 CTRL button when minimizing the window. (I tried this but didn’t work on XP but it did on 98).

  1. 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 pop up menu.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.


That’s it and you’re good to go, Don’t forget; You will have to configure TrayIt to start up automatically with Windows®. So you do not have to execute it every time Windows® start. You can open minimized windows by simply double clicking on the icon in the Tray, how easy.

Tray it is another amazing tool from Hiren (Thanks to Raymond)

Download TrayIt here

Any Questions, contribution - E-mail: nerve.it@gmail.com

Ciao

4 comments:

Reader said...

Nice 1 Gee, u'r de Man . . .

Gizl said...

Thanx Reader:-p

NNG said...

Amazing man, I wonder how u come up with such tools . .

Gizl said...

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