How to remove a program from the taskbar?

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  1. da_head
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    da_head A dying dream..

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    no i'm not askin for the system tray. lets just say i have a game open for instance, and if i minimized it, it wouldn't be there. is there any way to do this within windows or a 3rd party program?

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    EDIT: is it just me or is imageshack RLY slow rite now?
     
  2. Mewgia

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    Image shack is always slow and never works very well, at least in my experience.

    Use photobucket, tinypic, or majhost instead.


    But on topic: I have no idea how to do that. It would be nice to be able to completely hide and restore something with a hotkey, though. I know some programs do have that function, but I don't know of something where you can port the function over to any application.
     
  3. da_head
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    da_head A dying dream..

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    ok i found this sketchy freeware called: taskbar button manager. it gets the job done, though i would really prefer something better. anyone?
     
  4. Mewgia

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    How is it sketchy?
     
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    miniMIZE

    Add things you want to show up to exceptions and remove thumbnails from the desktop.
     
  6. Mewgia

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    How do you get them back up once they are invisible? Is there a hotkey?
     
  7. ENDscape

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    Alt + tab allows you to switch windows.
    My firefox portable doesnt show on the taskbar when minimized but when i alt+tab to it it shows up.
     
  8. Mewgia

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    Interesting.

    Useful trick, may put it to use sometime.
     
  9. ENDscape

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    Also alt + esc works like alt + tab.
     
  10. da_head
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    da_head A dying dream..

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    wait. are you suggesting i use alt+tab with the program gore suggested? or just alt+tab..
     
  11. Mewgia

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    I think he's saying use miniMIZE as Gore said, and then to get back to the window just Alt+Tab to it.

    Alt+Tab by itself does not hide the window.
     
  12. ENDscape

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    I was answering mewgia when he asked how to get it back up after its hidden from the taskbar.
     
  13. da_head
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