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[Help]Opening portable apps without a tray icon.

Is there any way to disable the tray icon so it just uses the task bar or the little "I'm minimized" bar when you don't have a task bar? I use portable apps on my school computers, and we can't use tray icons, and having to leave open a explorer to open portableapps.exe every time I need something is rather annoying.
I can use the task bar though, so that method works, or having it not minimize on clicking off of it/loading an app, just going to the background or something.

Oh yeah, off-topic but, I just downloaded the newest beta client, is there any way I can remove the "portableapps.com" from the space usage area?

I did use the search feature, but nothing showed up Blum

Edit: Changed the name cause I noticed how misleading it actually was.

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First let me welcome you here Smile

The tray icon cant be disabled. the task bar window is due to the tray area handling in Win7. You could set the Menu to "always remain visible" but I guess thats not a very practical option.

The text in the "space usage area" is the name of the drive. You can click on it and rename it to something shorter if you want.

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I am on XP on both my home

I am on XP on both my home computer and my computer I can't use tray icons on.

How could I enable "always remain visible?" I have no complaints about using a feature like that, I could use it on the side of my screen then.

OR

Would there be a way to just disable it from closing on click-off and working just like a normal window?

EDIT: Just noticed the post below me. Thanks Blum

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Your OP subject is a little misleading

It sounds like you don't need to disable the tray icon, but instead you need a way of opening the menu when the tray icons are not enabled.

There have been several requests to make a floating button that opens the menu when the tray is not accessible. One person actually did make one, but I don't know what the status is.

Once upon a time, you could use Win+P to open the menu; now I think the key combo is Alt+Win+Space, but that doesn't work on my Win 7 machine.

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Alt+win+space will work quite

Alt+win+space will work quite well. Thank you for that tip Biggrin

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Thanks!

+1 for that helpful hint!

Alt+Win+Space is actually very helpful. Thanks again for digging that up.

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