Windows 10: Show Programs in System Tray in Task Switcher

Discus and support Show Programs in System Tray in Task Switcher in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; I am using Task Switcher with the Alt-Tab shortcut to switch between running programs. I have the program AIMP running and it is minimized to the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by mandala, Dec 4, 2018.

  1. mandala Win User

    Show Programs in System Tray in Task Switcher


    I am using Task Switcher with the Alt-Tab shortcut to switch between running programs. I have the program AIMP running and it is minimized to the system tray. I would like to be able to use the Alt-Tab shortcut to quickly re-open AIMP, but it appears that Task Switcher does not include programs that are closed to the system tray. Please advise, thanks.

    :)
     
    mandala, Dec 4, 2018
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  2. Task Switcher randomly gets stuck cycling windows


    Good morning!

    I am having an issue with the Task Switcher (see image below) activating on its own. It then begins to cycle through the open tasks very rapidly. When this happens I am unable to actually select any of the tasks, nor can I close them out. Windows is essentially frozen at this point and I have to restart.

    A few things to note:


    • I am running Windows 10 Pro.
    • This happens randomly, sometimes weeks between an incident.
    • Sometimes it happens while I am not even working at the computer. I've noticed it after returning to my desk.

    Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!


    Show Programs in System Tray in Task Switcher [​IMG]
     
    Konkey Dong, Dec 4, 2018
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  3. GinaXYZ Win User
    Problems with Task Switcher

    I use Remote Desktop for some programs as I am working at a remote site. I have always used Task Switcher to flick between this and open windows on my local drive - e.g. if i am entering a list of invoices onto the accounts program from an excel spreadsheet,
    I will flick between excel and Remote Desktop.

    This has worked fine up to now, but I have recently changed to a new laptop and now when I use Task Switcher to flick to Remote Desktop, my next key stroke doesn't register?! E.G if I typed 123, it would only be recorded as 23.

    The implications could be quite disastrous - as an extreme example if I entered a figure on an invoice of £3 million, it would only be recorded as £300K !! Obviously I can edit it, but when running through a long list quickly it would be easy to miss.

    ***Post moved to the appropriate forum category***
     
    GinaXYZ, Dec 4, 2018
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  4. dalchina Win User

    Show Programs in System Tray in Task Switcher

    Task Scheduler - launch program hidden in system tray


    If the program doesn't have such a setting. automating that is difficult.

    There are programs that add buttons to title bars or allow you to rt click the title bar and choose such an option, but that's not relevant to your need to launch it automatically.

    This was discussed here, using an Autohotkey script:
    https://autohotkey.com/boards/viewtopic.php?t=4373
    but I would regard that only as a pointer, not a reliable solution.

    There were older programs that did this:
    (I can't post the link - it does something very odd when I do)
    It's on lifehacker.com


    Windows only: Freeware application Trayconizer turns any application into a system tray application in just a few steps. Unlike other previously mentioned minimize-to-system-tray apps like TrayIt or 4t Tray Minimizer, Trayconizer starts applications in the system tray from the moment you run them. To use it, you need to tweak the shortcut you're using to launch the application (right-click shortcut and select Properties) by adding the path to Trayconizer in front of the app like so: C:\Path\To\Trayconizer.exe C:\Windows\Notepad.exe. Trayconizer is freeware, Windows only, requires no install, and consumes a paltry 2MB of RAM.
     
    dalchina, Dec 4, 2018
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