Tutorial Key Facts
Supported Operating System Windows XP, Vista, Win 7 (all versions) , 8
Last Update 2014/09/15
Author Nihad Hassan
Window Hide Tool
Is portable utility that helps you to quickly hide a window of any application by using hotkeys or by clicking an icon in your tray. Moreover, you can specify groups of windows by their title text and set hotkeys for them. (For example, a group can comprise all windows that have ‘Internet Explorer’ in their title text.).
Features of Window Hide Tool
- hide window by click on tray icon
- password protection
- multiple groups of windows
- icon deletion automatically from tray while hiding windows
- show list of hidden windows
- hide all windows
- hotkey for each action
You can download this utility from http://www.window-hide.com/
After installing and lunching the application, the Window Hide icon will appear in the bottom near system clock
Right click over this ICON to check its options
Click on “Preferences” option to change hot keys and other configurations
In this window, we can configure the hot keys for Hiding active window or hiding all opened windows in addition to show hidden window/s.
We can also configure the tool to run atomically when windows start up and set a password to protect its preferences.
Another portable utility used to hide active windows , I tried to access its creator website but I could not , it seems its author has stopped updating it , however , this tool is still an excellent tool for hiding active windows , being portable allows you to use from a USB and it works on all windows OS (XP ,2003 , Vista , Win 7)
Double click on the tool and a small green ICON will appear on system try as follow.
Right click on this ICON to see a list of options
As we see , a list of all active windows will appear in addition to the option to Hide all active windows as a group and to hide the program ICON itself (by selecting “Hide Me” or pressing Alt+A on the Keyboard)
Minime is a tool that allows you to minimize applications to the system tray using a simple hotkey.
- Minimize applications
- Applications are minimized to a single tray icon
- Easy to use context menu
- Easy to configure
you can download this tool from http://sourceforge.net/projects/minime-tool/, it is a portable application , just unzip the folder and double click on minime.exe as follow
program icon will appears on system tray as follow:
click on the “Option” menu to select what buttons to use when showing or hiding open windows
Clicky Gone allows you to hide your selected windows from view, this includes the taskbar button associated with the application. Main features of this tool includes:
In this article we show you how to install and use three hiding programs that helps you to immediately hide your open programs/files under Windows Operating System.