1.    03 Mar 2016 #1
    Join Date : Mar 2016
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10 (64-bit)

    explorer.exe to cmd.exe - How do I remove minimized items?


    I am going with a minimalist design. Just trying to figure out how to remove the minimized items on the screen. If I could just disable them or have them not show and alt + tab between screens.

    http://postimg.org/image/fis58vytd/
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    04 Mar 2016 #2
    Join Date : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
    Posts : 5,373
    Windows 10 Pro X64 16299.19

    Are you talking about the icons on the Taskbar for minimized windows? If so, set the Taskbar to auto hide.
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  3.    04 Mar 2016 #3
    Join Date : Mar 2016
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10 (64-bit)
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    Are you talking about the icons on the Taskbar for minimized windows? If so, set the Taskbar to auto hide.
    I think you may be a little confused here. I have changed out explorer.exe to cmd.exe in the registry. My computer at this point loads cmd.exe instead of explorer.exe so there is no taskbar at all.

    My goal is to stay with cmd.exe and hide the minimized windows completely. I am custom building my own GUI through a custom method and see how it works as time goes on.

    I am trying to figure out if I can go into the registry and hide minimized windows completely or something, but not sure where to go at this point.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  4.    04 Mar 2016 #4
    Join Date : Feb 2014
    Posts : 9,486
    Windows 10 Professional

    Quote Originally Posted by randomguy23 View Post
    I think you may be a little confused here. I have changed out explorer.exe to cmd.exe in the registry. My computer at this point loads cmd.exe instead of explorer.exe so there is no taskbar at all.

    My goal is to stay with cmd.exe and hide the minimized windows completely. I am custom building my own GUI through a custom method and see how it works as time goes on.

    I am trying to figure out if I can go into the registry and hide minimized windows completely or something, but not sure where to go at this point.
    I think you're going to have to hit Ctrl/Alt/Delete/Task Manager to kill each task and run new ones.
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  5.    04 Mar 2016 #5
    Join Date : Mar 2016
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10 (64-bit)
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    I think you're going to have to hit Ctrl/Alt/Delete/Task Manager to kill each task and run new ones.
    Why would I kill each task? I just want to hide the minimized window completely, but still have it running so I can just switch to it.

    The goal is to just not have them show up minimized, but still be running and I would "hold alt" then click "tab" to go to the window I want bring back up.

    I don't know how many people will be doing this, but figured I'd post the solution here in case someone googles this at some point. Warning: only do this if you know exactly what you're doing in the registry editor so you don't accidentally mess up something else.

    1. Go to regedit (registry editor)

    2. HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Control Panel > Desktop

    This part may need you to create a new string value or it's already there somewhere. I created a new string value.
    3. "Right click" - New > String Value > Name it MinMaxClose

    4. Click on MinMaxClose and set the value to 0 (disabled) or 1 (enabled).

    Now when you minimize the program it shouldn't show at the bottom and should be hidden. This is where I use "(hold) alt + tab" to switch programs.

    This issue is done and this thread can be locked if anyone sees it.
    Last edited by randomguy23; 05 Mar 2016 at 00:17.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

 


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Solved Remove Items in Startup
It's easy to disable items in the Startup tab of the Task Manager, but how do I remove the item from the list altogether? 45114 I would like to remove SWFTP and the Realtek audio manager from the list. I already searched everywhere in the...
Performance & Maintenance
Customization Add or Remove Quick Access Toolbar Items in Windows 10 File Explorer
How to Add or Remove Quick Access Toolbar Items in Windows 10 File Explorer The Quick Access Toolbar (QAT) is a small, customizable toolbar that exposes a set of Commands that are specified by the application or selected by the user. This...
Tutorials
Cannot remove items from Start menu
I'm trying to remove what I suppose are some sort of system items, Mail, Alarms & Clock, Calculator etc. from the "All Apps" menu. Can't do it. They don't appear in the Windows/Start folder either. I'm never going to use some of these "apps",...
Software and Apps
Remove certain items from Start search
When I search for apps sometimes "Best match" is far from being the best and is almost always something I would use very rarely or never. Is it possible to manually reorder items or just remove them all together? I'm used to hit Start, type the...
Performance & Maintenance
Can't add or remove items from start list
The situation is I can't add any item to the "start list', which is the list on the left of the start icons. As far as I've read, it's supposed to be as easy as dragging an icon, but it can't be done I get an "x" when I reach the destination at...
Customization
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 16:51.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+ Ten Forums iOS App Ten Forums Android App



Windows 10 Forums