how to add program to system tray in windows

December 20, 2010 at 23:41:02
Specs: Windows xp/7
please help me, how to add program to system tray in windows xp and windows 7. so that when windows boots, that program should be in system tray.

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December 21, 2010 at 01:13:53
Start -> Run -> regedit (hit enter)

Browse to:


There should be a few entries you might recognise from msconfig. If you want to add something right click (in the right part) and go to New>String Value.
Name it what you will, such as “firefox”, then double click on it and enter a path to the program you want (such as “C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe”.
The quotes are actually neccesary, so don’t forget them this time). Have a reboot to check it out. You will notice it coming up in msconfig.


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December 21, 2010 at 04:15:59
MUs has explained how to autostart an application at bootup. An alternate way is to create a shortcut to the program and place it in the startup folder. But whether or not it has an icon in the system tray is entirely up to the program. You cannot control this yourself, at least not without third party software.

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