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Run program without it showing in Taskbar

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by spasmous, Apr 28, 2010.

  1. spasmous

    spasmous Flightless Bird

    I have an archive program that runs all the time in the background. It
    listens on a port for an occasional requests from another computer and
    then the receives files. The problem is, it sits in the taskbar
    whereas I'd like it to run invisibly.

    Is there any way to run a program on Windows XP so it doesn't show in
    the taskbar? I'd really be happy if it appeared as an icon in the
    bottom right corner area (where the clock is) but I'd also be happy
    just to remove it from the taskbar.
     
  2. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    Start it from a different account with Task Scheduler, and don't elect
    to run it interactively.

    spasmous wrote:

    > I have an archive program that runs all the time in the background. It
    > listens on a port for an occasional requests from another computer and
    > then the receives files. The problem is, it sits in the taskbar
    > whereas I'd like it to run invisibly.
    >
    > Is there any way to run a program on Windows XP so it doesn't show in
    > the taskbar? I'd really be happy if it appeared as an icon in the
    > bottom right corner area (where the clock is) but I'd also be happy
    > just to remove it from the taskbar.
     
  3. Bernd

    Bernd Flightless Bird

    -------- Original-Nachricht --------

    > I have an archive program that runs all the time in the background. It
    > listens on a port for an occasional requests from another computer and
    > then the receives files. The problem is, it sits in the taskbar
    > whereas I'd like it to run invisibly.
    >
    > Is there any way to run a program on Windows XP so it doesn't show in
    > the taskbar? I'd really be happy if it appeared as an icon in the
    > bottom right corner area (where the clock is) but I'd also be happy
    > just to remove it from the taskbar.


    Make your own Service:

    http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=304

    Bernd
     

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