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    WLM Tray Patch Alternatives

    WLM Tray Patch is described as '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'. There are more than 10 alternatives to WLM Tray Patch for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, PortableApps.com, Thunderbird and X11. The best alternative is RBTray, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like WLM Tray Patch are SmartSystemMenu (Free, Open Source), Clicky Gone (Free, Open Source), TrayIt! (Free) and stalonetray (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jan 21, 2022

      • 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. 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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    2. 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
      • 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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      • 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/

    3. 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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