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mak1168 10-26-2010 05:31 AM

Hide running programs in Start-up
 
Hi, Just to ask regarding " How to hide running programs " in startup.
I am using Window Xp Sp3, coz if I will uncheck this one in msconfig_start up it will not work or it will not run automatic. Can you give some idea how to do it. Appreciate your help.Thanks. email address [email protected]
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Firefox 10-26-2010 02:38 PM

Hide running programs from where? Do you want to hide them from the task bar once you are running a program (playing games at work? lol) or hide them from the application bar next to the clock?

mak1168 10-27-2010 01:17 AM

just hide them from the application bar next to the clock.
Thanks.

Firefox 10-27-2010 09:25 AM

If you right click the clock and then click "Properties" you should have a box pop up which is the properties of the task bar. There is a box that says "Icons" and a little explanation of what it is for. Click the "Hide inactive icons" box and the click the "Customise" button. Here you can select the icons you want and in the little drop down box select from "Hide when inactive", "Hide" or "Show". Hope that helps!

mak1168 10-27-2010 03:43 PM

Hi, I am not sure what happen.I follow ur instruction. Right click _properties it will show Task bar.Under Task Appearance are Lock Task Bar,Auto hide. keep in the task bar on top of windows, group similar task bar buttons and show Qiuck Launch. Under Notification Area are only '" Show the Clock & Hide inactive icons only" but after restart still the same. Icon still there in area of clock icon. Any ideas again.thanks

vikaskumargdra 10-27-2010 04:11 PM

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Originally Posted by mak1168 (Post 17436)
Hi, I am not sure what happen.I follow ur instruction. Right click _properties it will show Task bar.Under Task Appearance are Lock Task Bar,Auto hide. keep in the task bar on top of windows, group similar task bar buttons and show Qiuck Launch. Under Notification Area are only '" Show the Clock & Hide inactive icons only" but after restart still the same. Icon still there in area of clock icon. Any ideas again.thanks

Open start menu's properties by right clicking on it or somewhere near it,click 'customize notification area' or similar option and from the list choose which application u want to hide or show...tell me result.
hv a nice day.

mak1168 10-27-2010 11:59 PM

HI, I did what said. Open start menu's properties by right clicking on it or somewhere near it,click 'customize notification area' or similar option and from the list choose which application u want to hide or show...
Right click _properties, tick :HIDE inactive icons Costomize will SHOW.Under Notification area, Choice current item & behavior will show.Change behavior to ALWAYS HIDE. but after restart still the same. RUNNING Icon still there in area of clock icon. Ill try msconfig, and uncheck it will not show but the result of that_it will not work.Any ideas again.thanks

vikaskumargdra 10-28-2010 09:52 PM

method to show or hide inactive icons from task-bar,i mentioned earlier is the only way to do so as far as i know.Further u can use any third party application.Do you want to block 'em from start when windows start???

mak1168 10-29-2010 03:31 AM

hI, i'll try also to find third party application. so far none this moment.
just what I want is hide in task tray next to clock while still RUNNING.
thanks very much.

DominicD 04-06-2011 12:26 PM

Run Application as Windows Service
 
hi Mak1168

i suggest you give this a try:
run your application as a windows service.
a link from Microsoft is here: How To Create a User-Defined Service (How To Create a User-Defined Service)

Setting an application to ruin as a windows service ensures that that particular program is automatically running in the background (even if the user is logged-out), and it ensures that the program will persist to run even if it has been manually closed. Running as a Windows Service also has some options to the program in the background and (i think) it has options for hiding the executable name of the program in the task manager

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If you want an easier third party app, i suggest try using "Firedaemon" (Run Any Application As Windows Service, Monitor Windows Service, Service CPU and Memory Usage | FireDaemon)

Summary: i have previously used Firedaemon for automatically running a "bot" program for the game Ragnarok (haha, please dont laugh, i once took playing and botting ragnarok very seriously!)

Firedaemon allowed me to choose the executable program, allowed me to choose a schedule for running it, and options for hiding the program in the background. Also, in my tests, the program runs even when no user is logged-in to windows xp.

Some screenshots of Firedaemon:

This is the screen where you set what program that is to be run as a windows service:
http://www.firedaemon.com/screenshots/Pro02.jpg


These are the settings where you can set the program to be visible
http://www.firedaemon.com/screenshots/Pro03.jpg


The Firedaemon website also mentions that their software is also used for:
1. Automating the startup of Game Servers
2. Java and other programming software that needs to be always-on
3. Business (analysis programs)
4. Networks (network monitoring programs)
5. "Server" software like FTP, EMail, chat servers etc.
6. Download software (yeah, so you can set your p2p to persist and always run in the background)

i hope this helps :)


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Also, there is this "TrayIt" program that i previously used
TrayIt website: http://www.teamcti.com/trayit/trayit.htm

http://i55.tinypic.com/11gh852.jpg

Install TrayIt and run the program that you want to be hidden from the taskbar. then use TrayIt to make windows remember to hide that program from the taskbar.


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