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Hack To Hide All or Specific Icon In System Tray

A reader of asked us how can he hide a specific icon in system tray or all the icons in system tray. We had already written about a free application called MagicTray which lets you hide all the icons in single click in the system tray.

But still if you are interested in the geeky way of hiding the system tray icons, here it is, this can be easily implemented with a small registry hack.

Lets discuss the trick to hide all the system tray icons in system tray and how to hide specific icons in system tray.

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MagicTray – Hide Windows System Tray Icons, Change Start Button Caption, Hide Desktop Icons, Hide Quick Launch Icons and lot more

Magic Tray is a free for personal use program which lets you play with windows and do all those nifty optimisations, you would like to try to save more space for the applications running on the desktop. It contains toggle button for all the tweaks, and to apply those tweaks is just the matter of one mouse click.


This application is another safe way of applying all these tweaks on windows as it does to involve playing with system registry at the user level. It will also show up the available RAM memory.

Some Cool Optimizations It Can Do In Windows Are:

  1. You can change the start button text with Magic Tray with single click
  2. You can hide / show the start button in single click with Magic Tray
  3. You can hide / show the desktop icons in single click with Magic Tray