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PS Tray Factory

By PS Soft Lab Free to try Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009

This application conveniently provides you with a neat and tidy system tray, though some of its features are faulty. PS Tray Factory helps to alleviate all of those icons and opened application tabs in your system tray by letting you assign hot keys or mouse-click actions to restore them.

The program's busy interface lets you assign so many hot keys that it can become a bit confusing. You can access the application with a hot key, minimize and restore applications with another, and sort icons just to name a few. While PS Tray Factory initially does hide every icon and open application, when we attempt to minimize the application, it returns to the system tray. Another complaint we have is the application minimizer surprisingly hid the whole system tray.

Fortunately, you can restore it using yet another hot-key combo. Although it takes some getting used to, this 20-day trial utility offers sufficient aid for those plagued by a crowded system tray.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 3.3

Version 3.3: added new system tray icons identification method; new way for 'reading' system tray icons; improvements for better compatibility with Windows 7,8,10.


Release February 25, 2016
Date Added February 24, 2016
Version 3.3

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 10, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 98, Windows, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None


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Developer's Description

PS Tray Factory is a powerful and handy tool meant to flexibly control ALL the other icons in the system tray of the taskbar. PS Tray Factory will help you to manage all the applications that place their icons in the taskbar tray. When you have installed PS Tray Factory, you will forget about the problem of lack of space in the system tray, and will also get an easy, fast and handy tool to handle those applications. In short, ALL Windows users will get this handy and powerful tool at their disposal, whereas only Windows XP users have an idea of it. For the latter, we have made a nice surprise, as the features of PS Tray Factory exceed the standard built-in ones of this OS.

PS Tray Factory is a system tray icons manager that will allows you to: hide low-activity icons from a system tray into menu, get fast access to hidden icons, change the order of icons in the menu, change the order of icons in the system tray (sort system tray icons), hide from the menu seldom used icons, protect tray menu with password, minimize any application to tray, restore icons in system tray area at crash or restarting Explorer.exe, change original tray icons with your own icons.