Windows 10: How to move app icon from taskbar to tray

  1.    11 Aug 2016 #1

    How to move app icon from taskbar to tray


    Hi, I'm looking for some way to move icon of any app currently working from the taskbar to tray, like for example Skype (with the new version from Windows Store that feature has been removed) or some other programs that just run in the background doing their thing and I don't need to see their icons but I want to keep them on my screen. All the programs I've found so far work in the same way, they put the app in the tray when I minimize it but I want to keep it visible on my screen yet not on my taskbar - is that possible?
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       11 Aug 2016 #2

    maxiu said: View Post
    Hi, I'm looking for some way to move icon of any app currently working from the taskbar to tray, like for example Skype (with the new version from Windows Store that feature has been removed) or some other programs that just run in the background doing their thing and I don't need to see their icons but I want to keep them on my screen. All the programs I've found so far work in the same way, they put the app in the tray when I minimize it but I want to keep it visible on my screen yet not on my taskbar - is that possible?
    No.

    You would have to assign each app, that you don't want to see, (or identify), on the taskbar, a 'blank' icon.

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    Probably the best solution would be to use 'Virtual Desktops' and move the app, you don't want to see, to another desktop:

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    ... with the following settings in place:

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  3.    12 Aug 2016 #3

    Thanks guys I'll check it out. I don't really need virtual desktops I already have 3 monitors, that's why when I have many things open my taskbar is pretty crowded. Binding apps to their respective taskbars instead of all of them is pretty good too.
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  4.    12 Aug 2016 #4

    Moo0 Window Menu plus (free).
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    Rt click title bar: note iconise option.
    Disappears from taskbar.
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