How to restore program window without access to taskbar nor systray


  1. Posts : 28
    Windows 10
       #1

    How to restore program window without access to taskbar nor systray


    I would have used the following title but its length was limited: How to restore the program window without access to the taskbar nor the system tray? There's a plugin with--very--limited interaction with the main program through its GUI, the only interaction with it is convoluted and is minimal, to disable or enable it, that's it. The way the plugin works is it loads along with the main program and a system tray entry is added with the plugin icon.

    When the plugin is doing what it's meant to help with, it uses non-negligible resources, which I'm happy to spend for its intended use but not if it activate by accident; so after I'm done with it I minimize it. However, a decent portion of the time after being minimized, the plugin system tray entry disappear and the only other way I know how to get the plugin window back up is closing the main program then reloading it. I'd rather not do that so am hoping there's a way to somehow send something to the plugin to restore its window by neither using the taskbar nor the system tray. I'm convinced the plugin is active after being minimized and system tray entry disappear as its executable is listed in Task Manager.

    The issue is on Win 10 Pro 22H2.

    Thank you kindly for your help
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  2. Posts : 42,939
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #2

    This sounds so much like some 3rd party bug or quirk.. and we know neither the name of the program nor of the plugin from your post.

    You refer to a plugin window - I assume the main program also has a window- is that still visible?

    However, a decent portion of the time after being minimized, the plugin system tray entry disappear
    Have you checked to see if it's here?
    How to restore program window without access to taskbar nor systray-untitled.png


    You can try a 1 line Autohotkey command (Install Autohotkey, create a .ahk file with this in it):
    How to restore program window without access to taskbar nor systray-1.jpg
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  3. Posts : 28
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    The main program is always in the taskbar if it's loaded. The plugin appears in the area in your image while its doing the task its meant to do, but often after I stopped it then minimized it, it will disappear from that area but still be listed in Task Manager.
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  4. Posts : 42,939
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #4

    And thank you for your reply. Please consider the rest. What program? Plugin?

    Suggest you refer to the author.
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  5. Posts : 28
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Creating a Autohotkey script using the template "Minimal for v2" I tried both
    1. WinRestore "name.exe"
    2. WinRestore name.exe

    and they yield an error message. I already mentioned the plugin--never--use the taskbar, it only create a system tray entry.
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