Minimize Your Running Applications To System Tray Instead Of Taskbar

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Do you want to save some precious space on your Windows Taskbar and want some Applications to minimize to System Tray(System Tray area is located near the Clock)? TrayIt! is an application that will help you in exactly this situation.

Just run it and it will let you minimize your applications to system tray. There are basically 3 ways to minimize your applications.

1. Open TrayIt! and you will see applications that are currently running, simply right-click any one of them and select Place In System Tray.

place in system tray

2. Open the application that you want to minimize to the system tray, press Shift and click the Minimize button.

press shift and minimize

3. Open the application that you want to minimize to the system tray, right-click on the Minimize button and select Place In System Tray.

minimize button place in system tray

Once you close the TrayIt! program it continues to run in the background, and the quickest way to access it is to right-click on the Minimize Button and select TrayIt! Application.

open trayit application

To access TrayIt! Application Options, click on Edit and select Options, this will take you to a set of preferences as shown in the screenshot below.

trayit application options

This is a small(just 327kb in size) and handy application that everyone must give a shot at least once. It works in Windows 95/98/Me, NT/2000/XP and Vista.

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  • Thanks, this is the tool I am looking for since I want to save some screen real estate!

  • Nikolas

    Great tool, been a fan since around 3 years :D:D it’s sad it doesn’t work for some programs in W7

  • kim146

    Great tool. Thanks, I was looking for such software to hide the working apps. from the taskbar, and a very important thing is that, it does not require installation .
    And it’s FREE.