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Is there some way that I can put an application to system tray on startup. This application is a proprietry application and I cannot access the code, it has to just minimise and sit on the system tray.. How can I do that.

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No, you can't do this. You can start it minimized, but you can't place an icon in the taskbar notification area (it's not and has never been called the "system tray"). – Cody Gray Jun 24 '11 at 12:01
@Cody Gray: You have no idea how often it is called the "system tray". (Yes, I know the name is technically incorrect, but... meh, this is not the best place for that.) – grawity Jun 24 '11 at 13:55
When you minimize said application, does it automatically go to the notification area, or is this a feature you want to add to the application? – Breakthrough Jun 24 '11 at 15:11

Contrary to what said Cody Gray, there is a bunch of tools that can do that. Just search online about "minimize startup tray" and you will find several matches.

One free tool that I used for a while is Tray minimizer from the Net Tools pack, but it need manual placing to tray via a menu, and getting a whole tools package for a single utility may not be worth if you do not need net utilities.

A second that fullfill your request is TrayIt!. Its website is now defunct but there are still copies availables, e.g. on the community.

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