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  • RBTray icon

    RBTray

    Allows almost any program to be minimized to the system tray by right clicking its minimize button.

    Open Source Windows PortableApps.com

  • eXtra Buttons icon

    eXtra Buttons

    eXtra Buttons lets you add up to 10 additional buttons to the title bar of each window, which allow you to minimize the window to the tray, keep it on-top, send it to...

    Free Windows Windows Explorer

    • Discontinued Social networks not updated in years.
  • Ghoster icon

    Ghoster

    Dims all windows except the active one. Features: - Place a transparent image across the screen. - Highly configurable.

    Free Windows

  • DeskPins

    DeskPins can be used to make any application topmost, that is, to keep it above all other windows. Just grab a pin from the DeskPins icon in the system notification area...

    Free Windows Windows Explorer

    • Discontinued The official website is no longer available. Last version, 1.30, released in June 2004, can be still downloaded from Wayback Machine.
  • 4t Tray Minimizer icon

    4t Tray Minimizer

    4t Tray Minimizer is a lightweight but powerful window manager, which helps you to free up space on the desktop and the taskbar via the following actions: ...

    Freemium Windows

  • SmartSystemMenu

    SmartSystemMenu extends system menu of all windows in the system. It appends next custom items to menu: * Information. Shows a dialog with information of the...

    Open Source Windows

  • PowerMenu icon

    PowerMenu

    PowerMenu is a small application that some extra menu items to the windows control menu in addition to the standard "Close", "Maximize", etc options....

    Free Windows Windows Explorer

    • Discontinued The app is no longer updated, but it can be still downloaded from the official website.
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    The Wonderful Icon

    The Wonderful Icon is a small Windows utility that resides in your PC's taskbar tray. With it, you can: - Assign hotkeys for common tasks such as minimize...

    Free Windows

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    Minime

    Minime is a tool that allows you to minimize applications to the system tray using a simple hotkey. What makes this tool somewhat unique is that it keeps your system...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued Last Update: 2013-04-10. See https://sourceforge.net/projects/minime-tool/
  • Moo0 WindowMenuPlus icon

    Moo0 WindowMenuPlus

    Moo0 WindowMenuPlus lets you have extra useful menus in every windows "system window menu". Its the menu that you can access through right-clicking on any...

    Free Windows

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[2] Minimize applications to tray

Comment by realnabarl
about DM2 and Actual Window Manager, eXtra Buttons, Dexpot · Sep 2015 ·

Part 1

Dexpot: Can do the operation (tried it by both right-clicking minimize button and hotkey combination). It has the 'fake minimize' problem.

eXtra Buttons: Can do the operation (tried it by right-clicking title bar extra button). It has the 'fake minimize' problem.

Actual Window Manager: Can do the operation (tried it by both right-clicking minimize button). The only one doing the job perfectly, but it is not free.

PowerMenu: Can only handle a few windows.

No more time to test a little thing like this, sorry... For the moment I'll pick up The Wonderful Icon as a free choice.

Moo0 WindowMenuPlus Can Iconize to the try along with a few other options such as on top. It is missing rollup to titlebar but I find it useful when other programs are not working full with certain windows.

BTW tested on Windows 7 x64 SP1

[Edited by RedDwarf, February 18]

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[1] Minimize applications to tray

Comment by realnabarl
about DM2 and RBTray, 4t Tray Minimizer, The Wonderful Icon · Sep 2015 ·

DM2 hasn't updated for 8 years, it can't handle right-clicking minimize button to minimize applications to tray operation on my Windows 7 x64, so I began to seek some alternatives.

Pitaschio: Can do the operation (tried it by right-clicking minimize button). But just a little better to DM2 (not updated for almost 5 years). It can cause problems like crashing your explorer.exe.

The Wonderful Icon: A software final released in 2002, but it works fine! Can do the operation (tried it by right-clicking minimize button). The only problem is if one application you minimized to tray is bugged, can't respond, then all your applications you minimized to tray can't use The Wonderful Icon's context menu.

4t Tray Minimizer: Can do the operation (tried it by right-clicking minimize button), and hasn't that context menu problem. But it is a 'fake minimize', if the app plays sounds, it still plays, and the CPU usage will not be lowered. At least the free version works this way.

RBTray: Can do the operation (tried it by right-clicking minimize button). But it has both 'context menu frozen' and 'fake minimize' problem, and you must end the process to kill/unload it, not recomended.

Part 2

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