4t Tray Minimizer Free

4t Tray Minimizer Free

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 43 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.52
  • Total Downloads:
    54,351
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 22, 2011
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.36MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    45
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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Windows users have long wanted greater flexibility in the system tray, but it's been up to developers like 4t Niagara Software to provide it. We looked at 4t Tray Minimizer Free, a free tool that can minimize any running application to the system tray, also known as the notification area. That's enough on its own, but 4t Tray Minimizer can also roll up any window to just its title bar; make windows transparent; hide programs without displaying a system tray icon; set hotkeys for minimizing, maximizing, and launching applications; and toggle the entire system tray open and closed.

The program's installer includes a setup wizard for setting basic options such as launching at startup and displaying a system tray icon. We were also able to configure how 4t Tray Minimizer appears in Windows menus as well as add programs to its exclusion list and set hotkeys and title bar buttons. The title bar is a set of small, mostly transparent set of buttons that blend perfectly with the Minimize, Maximize, and Close buttons in Windows' upper right border and appear in any non-excluded program. We could quickly hide (minimize) a window to the system tray and restore just it, any other window, or all windows by right-clicking the program's system tray icon and selecting our choice from an extensive menu of controls and options, including setup options. That's valuable, but we also had fun with the control that minimizes windows to their title bars, which proved handy for keeping several intricate displays active and accessible but out of the way. The program offers several ways to activate its functions, including hotkeys, menus, and control icons. The program's main interface is a horizontally split view displaying hidden windows above a list of Favorites; it's quite basic but handy if you have a lot of apps hidden or just prefer an actual interface. However, there doesn't seem to be anything you can't do faster and more directly from 4t Tray Minimizer's system tray icon.

We sure like 4t Tray Minimizer Free, which is a great example of how clever programming can add genuinely useful features to Windows that somehow were overlooked or omitted in the official release. If you're one of the many Windows users who has longed for a better, more useful system tray, wait no more.

 
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User Reviews
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Results 1–10 of 41

5 stars

"I like it good app"

May 25, 2011  |  By john90210

 |  Version: 4t Tray Minimizer Free 5.22

Pros

It does what it says it will do. I like it good app

Cons

well i did take it off just because I thought it was funny

Summary

I would say if you know about computers it is a good app other wise do not download it

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4 stars

"Very convenient window utility"

May 24, 2011  |  By ckellyAU

 |  Version: 4t Tray Minimizer Free 5.22

Pros

Good range of features

Cons

None - all good

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4 stars

"Really works. Consume space for Taskbar."

May 21, 2011  |  By helmiisa

 |  Version: 4t Tray Minimizer Free 5.22

Pros

User friendly, good interface, minimize amy vistapplications into system tray, goes well at all including vista and seven

Cons

None negative

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5 stars

"This program lets you running applications minimized"

September 15, 2010  |  By capitanflorius

 |  Version: 4t Tray Minimizer Free 5.22

Pros

Intuitive interface, useful application
minimize application on system tray
It goes well, non problem in window XP

Cons

None negative note

Summary

This program is for all users

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1 stars

"Caused a problem with Vista"

March 14, 2010  |  By rap9

 |  Version: 4t Tray Minimizer Free 4.40

Pros

It appeared to allow me to minimize to the system tray as I wanted.

Cons

When 4t Tray Minimizer was installed, Windows Vista Contacts, would not operate correctly. It operated just like any other folder. When I uninstalled 4t Tray Minimizer, it again worked correctly.

Summary

Couldn't use the product because of the problem with Windows Vista Contacts above.

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5 stars

"Works Well"

October 18, 2009  |  By katnip3

 |  Version: 4t Tray Minimizer Free 4.40

Pros

Allows you to minimize programs to the system tray or a list in the interface, hide the system tray, assign shortcuts, and more.

Cons

The icons in the interface are a little bland, but who really cares? The coding matters much more than the visuals!

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4 stars

"It's really great and convenient for office computers"

October 14, 2009  |  By Usamath

 |  Version: 4t Tray Minimizer Free 4.40

Pros

It's really great and convenient for office computers

Cons

It's really great and convenient for office computers

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5 stars

"Does exactly what it says on the tin - and does it well"

September 19, 2009  |  By QUICKSHIFT

 |  Version: 4t Tray Minimizer Free 4.40

Pros

Frees up space on the task bar, auto-hides the task if required. And it's FREE!

Cons

Can't fault it.

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1 stars

"Limitations Exist, Summary Incorrect. NOT freeware"

December 09, 2008  |  By nchristie

 |  Version: 4t Tray Minimizer Free 4.40

Pros

Does what it's supposed to do.

Cons

Almost too complicated for it's own good.
Not truly freeware, restrictions exist.

Summary

The CNet summary says this freeware has no limitations. This shareware version does not save the applications you want to minimize to tray after you restart. This "feature" is only available in the paid version. Description fail guys, description fail.

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5 stars

"Brilliant Program !"

September 07, 2008  |  By Skwerlly

 |  Version: 4t Tray Minimizer 4.22

Pros

I can disable the extra buttons next to minimize and customize how programs are minimized. Works with every program I try it with. Programs with custom skins require right clicking on the task bar,but it is still capable of minimizing those. =]

Cons

I have been using this program for over a year now and have had no problems whatsoever.

Summary

All in all, I highly recommend it. =]

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.52
The updated version allows to redefine actions when clicking on the standard window buttons. Ability to free used phycical memory of the hidden application.
General
Publisher 4t Niagara Software
Publisher web site http://www.4t-niagara.com
Release Date August 11, 2011
Date Added August 22, 2011
Version 5.52
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Desktop Customization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.36MB
File Name 4t-min.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 54,351
Downloads Last Week 45
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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