(36k single exe in zip , no install, no dependencies)
Relder made this for me, I have not FULLY tested this in windows 7. it is one of those amasing things, that should not be in the hands of certian people.
You already know how to use it better than I do. Because I am Lazy I apply it a specific way. I already have my Shortcut made of my batch.bat, I test the batch fully, then I edit the batch.bat.ink properties and insert the path and program before it. Which sounds reversed.
The program you want to hide runs as its "parameters" By having everything finished and shortcutted, and tested, I just paste this before it. so simple if i show you and shut-up . . .
example: this is the properties of my .Bat shortcut.
C:\Desk\batch\Dictionary.bat . | . C:\Desk\batch\runinv.exe C:\Desk\batch\Dictionary.bat
this post might be a little vauge/wary, because of the nature of the program, and ability to improperly use it, sorry. It does NOT do the systray thing. There are programs that will send to tray any minimised window. this is not one of them, it is better sometimes.
for the tray, try a search like this one http://www.google.com/#q=minimise+to+tray&hl=en&biw=1186&bih=659&fp=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&cad=b