MinTrayR Alternatives

    MinTrayR is described as 'replacement for the popular MinimizeToTray extension which is no longer actively developed. MinTrayR lets the user minimize Mozilla powered applications such as Firefox, Thunderbird or Songbird to the system tray' and is an app in the Web Browsers category. There are more than 10 alternatives to MinTrayR for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, PortableApps.com, Thunderbird and Windows Live Messenger. The best alternative is RBTray, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like MinTrayR are Clicky Gone (Free, Open Source), TrayIt! (Free), FireTray (Free, Open Source) and PowerMenu (Free).

    This page was last updated Aug 30, 2017

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • PortableApps.com
      Allows almost any program to be minimized to the system tray by right clicking its minimize button.

      Discontinued

      Last update is from 2015 but the project has been forked: https://github.com/benbuck/rbtray

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • PortableApps.com
      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. TrayIt! - minimize to the system icon tray any program (Outlook Express, Notepad, Word, Internet Explorer, Sunbird, Thunderbird, Opera, OpenOffice etc.) and get more room in the Taskbar!

      Discontinued

      The official website is no longer available. Last version, 4.6.5.5, released on June 2008, can be still downloaded from Softpedia.

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Waterfox
      • Pale Moon
      • Thunderbird
      • SeaMonkey
      • Firefox
      FireTray is system tray extension for Linux and Windows that targets Mozilla Firefox, Thunderbird and SeaMonkey.

      Discontinued

      The developer announced in December 2015 that the extension was no longer developed: https://foudil.fr/blog/209/the-web-is-not-the-platform/ The extension still works on XUL-based Firefox forks like Waterfox and Pale Moon

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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      • Windows Explorer
      PowerMenu is a small application that some extra menu items to the windows control menu in addition to the standard "Close", "Maximize", etc options. The extra menus are: Priority, Always On Top, Transparency and Minimize To Tray.

      Discontinued

      The app is no longer updated, but it can be still downloaded from the official website.

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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      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 tray clean by minimizing all applications into a single tray icon.

      Discontinued

      Last Update: 2013-04-10. See https://sourceforge.net/projects/minime-tool/

    2. TopMenu is a functionality clone of PowerMenu, but designed to be compatible with Windows 7 and 64-bit systems.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Thunderbird
      Thunderbird-Tray is a system tray launcher tool for Mozilla Thunderbird.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      KDocker will help you dock any application into the system tray. This means you can dock Openoffice, xmms, Firefox, Thunderbird, anything! Just point and click. Works for all NET WM compliant window managers - that includes KDE, GNOME, Xfce, Fluxbox and many more.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      • Windows Live Messenger
      WLM Tray Patch is a small tool that will patch your Windows Live Messenger 2011 and force it to minimize to the system tray in Windows 7 instead of staying at the task bar just like in Windows Vista.

      Discontinued

      The official website is no longer available. Last version, 2.1, released on April 24th, 2012, can be still downloaded from Softpedia.

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