Windows 10: Change an application so it doesn't appear in the taskbar


  1. Posts : 155
    Windows 10 Pro Creator Editiion
       23 May 2016 #1

    Change an application so it doesn't appear in the taskbar


    I have an old application which I have running all the time, which I don't want to appear in the taskbar (left hand part to the right of the start button).

    Is there any way using registry entries or mods to the shortcut to have it continue to run but not show in the taskbar?

    Please not I am *not* talking about the stuff that's at the right hand end of the task bar (notifications and such).

    I don't have source so can't change the application.

    Cheers
    Dave
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  2.    23 May 2016 #2

    perdrix said: View Post
    I have an old application which I have running all the time, which I don't want to appear in the taskbar (left hand part to the right of the start button).

    Is there any way using registry entries or mods to the shortcut to have it continue to run but not show in the taskbar?

    Please not I am *not* talking about the stuff that's at the right hand end of the task bar (notifications and such).

    I don't have source so can't change the application.

    Cheers
    Dave
    You could try "TrayIt", which minimizes a running application to the system tray instead of the taskbar:

    Minimize apps to system tray (notification area) with TrayIt!
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  3. Posts : 155
    Windows 10 Pro Creator Editiion
    Thread Starter
       23 May 2016 #3

    I also tried "Taskbar Hide" and while that saw the application it then showed in both the taskbar and the notification area

    Dave
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    23 May 2016 #4

    perdrix said: View Post
    I also tried "Taskbar Hide" and while that saw the application it then showed in both the taskbar and the notification area

    Dave
    Did you try "TrayIt"?

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  5. Posts : 155
    Windows 10 Pro Creator Editiion
    Thread Starter
       23 May 2016 #5

    Strange! I thought I'd also posted a reply about TrayIt! saying that it couldn't see the application in question, so couldn't do anything with it!

    Dave
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