Hide specific tray icon but keep program service running?

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Birdman, Jul 7, 2009.

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  1. Birdman

    Birdman Registered Member

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    Is there a registry hack (XP Pro) that will allow you to completely hide a program's tray icon but keep the program service running?

    I know that XP offers a feature to "hide inactive icons".....but I don't want that arrow to display on the tray icon bar.

    I'm looking for an alternative method.

    Thanks.
     
  2. iceni60

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    i'm sure you can hide the icon, i'm not sure how though!

    i haven't used windows for a few years, but i used to use a great program called "Tray Pilot Lite".
    it adds a little arrow right at the end of the tray, when you click it all the icons are 'folded' away. re-clicking the arrow brings the icons back :cool:

    the only problem is i can't find it anywhere! but, it must be somewhere on the internet. it might not be what you want though as it hides all the icons.

    i had a quick look at some old screenshots here, you can see Tray Pilot Lite in these screenshots -

    here it is at the very bottom right of the screen -
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showpost.php?p=539054&postcount=1011

    and this is how it looks when closed -
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showpost.php?p=525570&postcount=1000



    i saw this, but haven't read through it -
    http://www.pctools.com/guides/registry/detail/983/
     
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2009
  3. TerryWood

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