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TrayTask 1.1 (70K - Windows) - What's new?

What is TrayTask?

TrayTask is a utility that lets you easily control your running tasks with a simple click of the mouse!

It provides you with a simple flat list of the running tasks, right from the system tray, allowing you to bring any task into focus or select any command from that task's system menu.

Functionality-wise, this is equivalent to the standard Windows task bar. However, the standard task bar looses it's ease of use when there are many open tasks - the task buttons only show a partial window title, which makes it difficult to distinguish between the different windows and wastes your time while you go hunting for the one you're looking for.

The Tasks Menu Hotkey provides a convenient alternative to the standard Windows Alt-Tab task switching functionality.

A left-click on the system tray icon brings up the Tasks Menu directly, while a right-click displays the Main Menu.

Selecting a task brings it to the foreground and activates it.

A right click on a task (Win98/2K/XP) pops up the standard System Menu, from which you can maximize, minimize or close the window.


How does it look?


Installation Notes

To install TrayTask, Double-Click the setup file. This will start a Setup Wizard that will guide you through the simple installation process.

To uninstall TrayTask, select the Uninstall option from the Settings menu. You can also select Uninstall from the TrayTask Start Menu group, if you selected this option during installation.

What's New?

In version 1.1:

In version 1.0:


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