Free MinTrayR Alternatives

    MinTrayR is described as 'replacement for the popular MinimizeToTray extension which is no longer actively developed'. There are more than 10 alternatives to MinTrayR for various platforms. The best alternative is RBTray, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like MinTrayR are TrayIt! (Free), Clicky Gone (Free, Open Source), FireTray (Free, Open Source) and PowerMenu (Free).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Feb 20, 2014

    • 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

      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
      • PortableApps.com
    • TrayIt! - minimize to the system icon tray any program (Outlook Express, Notepad, Word, Internet Explorer, Sunbird, Thunderbird, Opera, OpenOffice etc.

      Discontinued

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

      • Free
      • Windows


    • Clicky Gone allows you to hide your selected windows from view, this includes the taskbar button associated with the application.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
      • PortableApps.com
    • FireTray is system tray extension for Linux and Windows that targets Mozilla Firefox, https://alternativeto.

      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

      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Waterfox
      • Pale Moon
      • Thunderbird
      • SeaMonkey
      • Firefox
    • PowerMenu is a small application that some extra menu items to the windows control menu in addition to the standard "Close", "Maximize", etc options.

      Discontinued

      The app is no longer updated, but it can be still downloaded from the official website.

      • Free
      • Windows
      • Windows Explorer
    • Minime is a tool that allows you to minimize applications to the system tray using a simple hotkey.

      Discontinued

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

      • Free
      • Windows
    • TopMenu is a functionality clone of PowerMenu, but designed to be compatible with Windows 7 and 64-bit systems.
      No screenshots yet
      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
    • Thunderbird-Tray is a system tray launcher tool for Mozilla Thunderbird.
      No screenshots yet
      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
      • Thunderbird
    • KDocker will help you dock any application into the system tray. This means you can dock Openoffice, xmms, Firefox, Thunderbird, anything!
      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux
    • Trayconizer allows you to minimize virtually any application to the system tray rather than having it take up valuable space in your taskbar.

      Discontinued

      released 19-Jan-2003

      • Free
      • Windows