4t Tray Minimizer

4t Tray Minimizer Free

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This program received 5 awards

Video tutorial & screenshots

  • About window
  • Window of Internet Explorer minimized to a tray icon
  • Transparency activated
  • Wizard at first launch - configure shortcuts
  • Wizard at first launch - welcome
  • Options dialog
  • Tray icon pop-up menu
  • Main window

Editorial review

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John Static Senior editor

This review applies to version 5.5. The latest version of this software will soon be reviewed by our informers.

With the power of computers constantly increasing, the user has more and more programs opened in their associated windows: why would you close windows if your computer is powerful enough to handle them?
The problem is that your computer's screen is often too small, especially screens of notebooks.

4t Tray Minimizer aims at helping you to better manage your windows, allowing you to open more of them without getting overwhelmed with their number. With 4t Tray Minimizer, you can indeed minimize any window to the tray, make any window transparent, force it to stay at the top, and roll it up and down. If you don't need one of these features, you can disable one or more using options. You can also define shortcuts allowing you to quickly perform any action without needing to move your cursor. If you're willing to instantly get more space for applications you're going to open, then you can click the main window on "Minimize to tray all applications". It seems that the additional buttons aren't correctly displayed in special windows that are not following the Windows standards; it shouldn't be a great issue because there are not many and it's only an esthetical issue.

This software should completely satisfy you, because it is bundled with a great range of features. If you want even more control, you can check the paid pro version that will bring you a few extra features.


  • Customizable
  • Works very well


  • Additional buttons aren't correctly displayed in hand-made windows

Publisher's description

4t Tray Minimizer is a lightweight but powerful window manager, which helps you to free up space on the desktop and the taskbar via the following actions:
Minimize To Tray - any application can be minimized to the system tray.
Roll Up/Roll Down - you can roll up any window to its title bar.
Make Transparent - you can make a window semi-transparent and take a look at foreground windows.
Hide/Show The System Tray - hides the system tray.

The Pro version allows you to control the behavior of your favorite applications: how and when they will be minimized to tray; customize its keyboards shortcuts for launching, restoring or hiding actions; minimize them to tray at start up and more...

Some benefits of the Pro version:
Would you like to hide your favorite program instead of closing, because it is loading for a long time and you don't want to wait while it will be launched next time? You can redefine the reaction to its close button click and it will be minimized to tray instead of closing. Next time it will be restored much more quickly.
You can define one hot key to launch, restore and hide the favorite application. When you press the hot key you don't care where your favorite application right now is: it will be launched if it was not running yet; it will be brought up if it was inactive or minimized to tray

The Free and the Pro versions let you to customize the hot keys both for the standard windows actions and for 4t Tray Minimizer actions:
Minimize All Windows hot key, Minimize Window and Maximize Window hot keys
Minimize To Tray hot key, Hide Window hot key, Minimize All Windows To Tray hot key, Roll Up/Roll Down hot key and more...

Latest comments

  • 3
    milad 4 years ago

    I like it, because it is a good flash player and a cool program.