The Wonderful Icon Alternatives

    The Wonderful Icon is described as 'small Windows utility that resides in your PC's taskbar tray. With it, you can:'. There are more than 10 alternatives to The Wonderful Icon for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, PortableApps.com, Ubuntu and Compiz. The best alternative is RBTray, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like The Wonderful Icon are 4t Tray Minimizer (Freemium), KDE Mover-Sizer (Free, Open Source), DM2 (Free, Open Source) and MoveInactiveWin (Free).

    This page was last updated Oct 27, 2020

      • 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. KDE Mover-Sizer is a lightweight program enabling KDE-style alt-click moving and resizing for Windows XP, 7, 2000, 2003, Windows Server, and Vista. It is a background application that emulates the behaviour of KDE, which is a rather good Linux desktop environment.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • PortableApps.com
      DM2 provides several Windows enhancements that may help in every-day work. One of the nicest and most popular features of DM2 is minimizing windows to floating icons® (unique feature!) freeing both task bar and tray bar space.

      Discontinued

      Last version is from 2007

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    3. Sometimes a lot of deskop clutter can hide a window (eg, open file, programs, files-explorer, dialogs) Move a window without activating it. Alt+LClick (and hold) to drag the target window into view.


      • Mac
      Features Hide running applications from Dock. Multiple ways: Drag & Drop Select from /Applicaton folder Click icon on Dock Per app config to hide or add menubar item. Per app keyboard shortcut to quick open it.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      Ever try to size a window so it just touches the edge of the screen? It’s tedious (at least for me). FreeSnap allows you to instantly resize any window edge to the corresponding screen edge. Want that window to touch the right edge of the screen?
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • openSUSE
      • Arch Linux
      • Openbox
      • Fedora
      • Ubuntu
      • Compiz
      • Debian
      • X11
      • Enlightenment
      • Xmonad
      Stalonetray is a stand-alone system tray (notification area) for X Window System/X11. Working with virtually any EWMH-compliant window manager, it has minimal build and run-time dependencies (X11 lib only). Complete XEMBED support under development.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      Dims all windows except the active one. Features: - Place a transparent image across the screen. - Highly configurable.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      Define zones that autosize windows dropped on them. Features: - Hold a window over a zone for .5 sec to autosize it. - Doubleclick the tray icon to center the active window.
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