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Hide my Windows is described as 'HMW is a free program to hide away the Windows on your desktop. With HMW you can set any program Window as hidden, while the program itself will run silently in the background. Additionally all the Hotkeys used can be customized to your needs' and is an app. There are three alternatives to Hide my Windows for Windows, X11, Linux and PortableApps.com. The best alternative is Clicky Gone, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Hide my Windows are mapmywindows and HideWin.

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  • Windows

HMW is a free program to hide away the Windows on your desktop. With HMW you can set any program Window as hidden, while...

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    Clicky Gone

    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com
    20 alternatives to Clicky Gone 

    Clicky Gone allows you to hide your selected windows from view, this includes the taskbar button associated with the application. This utility particularly helps with protecting your privacy by hiding things like your browser with banking details up and someone walks in on you.

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    1.  PortableClicky Gone can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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      mapmywindows

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • X11
      3 alternatives to mapmywindows 

      A small program to show and hide windows in X window system. Most Linux distributions use a display server with X window system, you can easily hide and show windows using this program.

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      1.  Command line interfacemapmywindows either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
      2.  Portablemapmywindows can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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        TheDcoder

        It is directly inspired by this program and has similar functionality. It aims to provide a good alternative for linux (and potentially other unix users)

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        HideWin

        • Windows
        34 alternatives to HideWin 

        HideWin sits in the system tray and enables you to hide any top-level window with its popup tray menu or an ALT+letter hotkey that it assigns automatically. It appears to be abandonware, but it is only 13KB and still works.

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        1.  PortableHideWin can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
          Discontinued

          The official website is no longer available. Last version, 1.0, released on June 13th, 2008, can be still downloaded from Softpedia.

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