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Editors' Review


Hide is an ingenious program that allows users to hide various windows with the press of a button. Unfortunately, the program's unintuitive interface makes some of its features difficult to use, which is a major drawback.

The program's interface is basic, with a box labeled Currently Hidden Windows and another labeled Program Group. It's not immediately clear what a user should do from here, and there's no Help file, but a bit of clicking around reveals that the meat of the program's functions is contained in the Settings. Here, users can set hot keys for a variety of functions, including hiding active windows, showing all windows, and changing the active window's title (a sneaky and useful feature). Unfortunately, the functions involving the Program Group aren't entirely clear. There are multiple references to Program Groups, but we're not sure if this means that Hide hides all instances of a particular program--all Word documents, for example--or if you can specify that you want to hide, for instance, Firefox and Solitaire. This part of the program is where a Help file would really come in handy. We fiddled and fiddled with the Program Group options and just couldn't get anything to happen. The other options that allowed us to hide windows one at a time were still useful, but we were disappointed that we couldn't take advantage of all the program's features.

Hide is free. It comes as a ZIP file and is accessible after extraction with no need to install. Despite a few difficult features, we recommend this program to all users.

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5 stars

"awesome, best program to have for sneaky browsing."

June 29, 2010  |  By inuyasha_warrior

2010-06-29 03:02:26  |  By inuyasha_warrior

 |  Version: Hide 3.4


works vary well, could use a help file but vary good


no help file


the main buttons you would need is f7-f10 this is wat you do since theres nothing to help you (there is but it should be easyer to use from someone thats using it)

what you do is: when you have the hide program running is that you switch to the active window (such as firefox) and u press f9 it hides firefox to show firefox you press f8 to hide the hide program (or the programs u have in ur hide list) u press f10
to rename the active window you press f7 (must have the hide window open) (u can also set the name for the window to blank- vary usefull) BUT: remember what you do it when it shows u the hide window then you switch to the window you want to hide then press f9 (if you somehow mess this up use task manager or use wat i use process explore to close the hide program - hidden or not,) it should bring up the hidden windows you have

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1 stars

"Didn't work"

March 13, 2010  |  By mansart

2010-03-13 17:23:11  |  By mansart

 |  Version: Hide 3.4


Didn't have to install it so deleting it was easy.


Running this exe file caused my active window to blink rapidly and continuously. Had to kill the process in Task Manager to stop it. Tried it several times with the same results. (Win7 64-bit)

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Publisher Shaladar
Publisher web site
Release Date August 12, 2008
Date Added September 08, 2009
Version 3.4
Category Home Software
Subcategory Miscellaneous Home Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
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File Size 30.71KB
File Name
Total Downloads 14,281
Downloads Last Week 2
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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