Windows 10: How to have a Application in Tray always appear ? Solved

  1.    21 Feb 2016 #1

    How to have a Application in Tray always appear ?

    I have a software called BlueSoleil (it helps me connect my Bluetooth headphones & other devices to my laptop : which otherwise doesn't detect them . I use a Bluetooth transmitter/receiver plugged into a usb port in conjunction with that ).

    Only time it appears on the Tray , is when on .
    Otherwise I have to find it's exe and start it.

    I have it pinned to the task bar ; but its just taking up space from other apps I want there. I'd prefer to have it in the Tray so I can always activate it from there. The application itself doesn't have an option to always appear in the tray .
    Is there a way to do this ? I'm willing to look into the registry for a fix to this .

    I've looked at settings in Windows 10, and the place where you're allowed to show items in the system tray : BlueSoleil does not appear as a option there.

    I've been looking at third party applications that do this for me , but most don't address this problem, or set off the virus scanners. I rather not have extra programs taking up resources to do that .

    Alternatively : I am open to ideas how to make the application always Run at startup.
    In that way it will automatically appear in the Tray . Actually I think I can do that in Services ?

    Okay, I found that application does have a tray exe service, I just have to make it always run. I will try it out .

    Update : I found a application called I might try it out. Virus Total Scanner gave it a good rating . Link - RBTray . I just tried that ; and it works well as far as I can see.

    This may be what I was looking for. I press its exe and I didnt even know it had start running. It doesn't even show on the Tray . Then I Right clicked on the "minus or minimize " button at the top right of a window as suggested , instead of simply minimizing the window ; the window or app is sent into the tray. I've yet to try it directly on a exe, etc. But I'll play around with it.

    2nd Update - In-order to turn RBTray off, because i tried to move its folder to another part of the PC, it said it was still running. You have to have something minimized to the Tray by its method , then that item itself will display the Exit Option .

    It doesn't work with my application. But it seems useful. I still have not solved my issue as of yet.

    Yet Another Update to share >> I found a way to add the Bluetooth application to the right click context menu. This site illustrates the simple registry entry .

    How to Add Any Application to the Windows Desktop Right-Click Menu
    Last edited by OtherWay1982; 21 Feb 2016 at 10:01.
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