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Running batch file in notification area

I've set up a batch file which runs an application via the command line. For the application to keep running I need to keep that instance of the command line open. But I'd also like to hide the icon from the task bar and place it in the statusbar instead. Is there some way I can do this?

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marked as duplicate by JdeBP, Sathya Oct 4 '11 at 14:52

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There is also freewares that does this, for example: 4t-Tray Minimizer
With AutoHotKey you can also create programs that does this like this one: link, the advantage is that you can easily customize it since the source code is given.

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(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

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