This application may not look like much, but it does let you instantly hide windows. Mr. Hyde's drab but functional interface is divided into three sections. In the first, you can change the default hot keys to hide windows and call up the program's control panel. In the second, you can add items you want the program to hide by class or title. Lastly, you can designate windows the program should never hide. Mr. Hyde doesn't offer an option to hide all active windows, a feature found in other programs, but we like its simplicity and it worked flawlessly in testing. The program nicely runs in the background and doesn't show in the taskbar or in Task Manager's Applications tab, though it does appear in the Process tab. Though its scope may be limited, this freeware app can help any user manage active windows.
What's new in version 1
ReleaseNovember 7, 2008
Date AddedApril 20, 2006
Operating SystemsWindows 95, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
Additional RequirementsWindows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server
Is your boss wandering around. Is he breathing your neck. Hide all questionable windows on your Desktop on one secret hotkey. Do you see him leaving. Press the hotkey once again to continue seamlessly in your important activity.