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How can I set the VLC icon only in Windows 7 system tray and not duplicated also in the taskbar?

To be clear (since some of the answers seem to misunderstand what is being asked), the question is not about minimizing to tray, but rather to leave the VLC window open and playing a video, but not show the VLC button on the taskbar (or in the Alt-Tab list).

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I’m sure it’s been asked before (I could swear I’ve seen it discussed the last time I looked into it), but at the moment, all I can find is this single request for the feature which went completely ignored. –  Synetech Jun 11 '13 at 19:29

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Right-click on the tray icon and click on 'hide VLC media player in taskbar'.

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That option not present for me (Win7HP and VLC 2.05) –  gibberish May 23 '13 at 17:39
That option hides VLC altogether! –  Synetech Jun 11 '13 at 18:55

You can't hide the VLC icon when it is running. It will ALWAYS appear on the taskbar while it is running.

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