PS Tray Factory Alternatives

    PS Tray Factory is described as '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'. There are more than 10 alternatives to PS Tray Factory for Windows, PortableApps.com and Windows Explorer. The best alternative is RBTray, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like PS Tray Factory 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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      • 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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    4. NuonSoft ShellEnhancer is a powerfull utility designed to enhance the default shell of Windows. Learn more about ShellEnhancer.

      Discontinued

      Last version, 3.0.0.91, was released on December 2006, but it can be still downloaded from the official website.

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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      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.

      Discontinued

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

    5. MinimizeToTrayTool is a utility that allows the user to minimize any application to the Windows system tray with its icon.
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    6. Process Manager for Windows is a 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.
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