Process Manager for Windows Alternatives

    Process Manager for Windows is described as 'utility which allows you to to set process priority, minimize windows to the system tray, and more—all via taskbar window button right-click menus'. There are more than 10 alternatives to Process Manager for Windows 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 Process Manager for Windows are 4t Tray Minimizer (Freemium), SmartSystemMenu (Free, Open Source), Clicky Gone (Free, Open Source) and TrayIt! (Free).

    This page was last updated Aug 21, 2019

      • 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

    1. 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: Minimize To Tray - any application can be minimized to the system tray.
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    2. SmartSystemMenu extends system menu of all windows in the system. It appends next custom items to menu:
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      • 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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    3. 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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    4. Prio is a utility for saving the priority of applications and interface enhancements for the standard windows task Manager.
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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/

      • Windows
      PS Tray Factory allows you to take a full control over icons in the system tray area of the taskbar. With PS Tray Factory you can: hide icons from system tray into menu, change the order of icons in the system tray (sort tray), restore tray icons after Explorer.
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