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Window Hidie

By Xigga Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review Staff Jan 7, 2009

When you work in an area frequently visited by others and you don't want them to see everything you're working on, this neat little application will hide items onscreen by just pressing a key combination.

Window Hidie launches a tabbed pane with a list of open and running items. The interface is purely functional and easy to understand. In our tests, we were able to use either the interface or a key combo to hide or show the current window. We liked that not only did the current window disappear from the screen, but also its icon in the Windows task bar also disappeared. Both the window and the icon reappeared when we pressed the appropriate key combination.

Window Hidie performed its tasks quickly in response to our actions. We liked how easy it is to use, and that it hid items so thoroughly. This free app doesn't have a lot of bells and whistles, but it does its job quickly and simply and well.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 0.2

This version is the first release on CNET


Release November 7, 2008
Date Added May 16, 2008
Version 0.2

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista


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Developer's Description

Window Hidie will allow you to hide any window on you desktop completely. It stays hidden in the background. The hidden windows will be gone from the task bar, and the Alt+Tab menu. In order to show the windows just simply press another key combination and you will see all your hidden windows. It's great if you are doing something that you don't want others to know. You may also hide/show windows through Window Hidie's user interface. You can place it on a USB drive and take it anywhere.

This version is the first release on CNET