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How to hide a taskbar entry but keep the window form?

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flxfxp

I'd like to hide the taskbar entry to maximize effective space since the app has a systray icon, i dont need the taskbar entry. The app doesnt allow you to only have a systray instead of both.

How can I hide a taskbar entry but keep the window form?

Thanks,

Dennis

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Melba23

flxfxp,

One way is to use the $WS_EX_TOOLWINDOW style:

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>

$hGUI = GUICreate("Test", 500, 500, -1, -1, Default, $WS_EX_TOOLWINDOW)

GUISetState()

While 1

    Switch GUIGetMsg()
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
            Exit
    EndSwitch

WEnd

But it does mean you lose the icon on the titlebar and only get a small [X] (on Vista at least!).

M23


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flxfxp

Hi Melba,

Thanks for the suggestion, but I meant on a existing app. Its program code is beyond my control.

Thanks,

Dennis

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picea892

one way is to change the parent to the desktop window which does not have a taskbar button. The problem with this solution is the window will always be behind all other windows...same as the desktop

run("calc")
WinWaitActive("Calculator", "")
$origParent = DllCall("user32.dll", "int", "SetParent", "hwnd", WinGetHandle("Calculator", ""), "hwnd",  WinGetHandle("Program Manager"))

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flxfxp

one way is to change the parent to the desktop window which does not have a taskbar button. The problem with this solution is the window will always be behind all other windows...same as the desktop

run("calc")
WinWaitActive("Calculator", "")
$origParent = DllCall("user32.dll", "int", "SetParent", "hwnd", WinGetHandle("Calculator", ""), "hwnd",  WinGetHandle("Program Manager"))

Hey picea892, this works on calculator, but the app in question is Foobar2000, I can't get it working for that program. Changed Calculator handles to foobar2000 but no cigar. Suggestions?

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picea892

Hi

You need to use autoit3info to get the correct title of the foobar window. My version may be different, but this works for mine. I have also included how to undo the effect.

$foobar=WinGetHandle("foobar2000 v0.9.6.9", "")
$origParent = DllCall("user32.dll", "int", "SetParent", "hwnd", $foobar, "hwnd",  WinGetHandle("Program Manager"))
sleep(6000)
$origParent2 = DllCall("user32.dll", "int", "SetParent", "hwnd", $foobar, "hwnd",  $origParent[0])

ps: Open foobar first :)

Edited by picea892

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flxfxp

Hi

You need to use autoit3info to get the correct title of the foobar window. My version may be different, but this works for mine. I have also included how to undo the effect.

$foobar=WinGetHandle("foobar2000 v0.9.6.9", "")
$origParent = DllCall("user32.dll", "int", "SetParent", "hwnd", $foobar, "hwnd",  WinGetHandle("Program Manager"))
sleep(6000)
$origParent2 = DllCall("user32.dll", "int", "SetParent", "hwnd", $foobar, "hwnd",  $origParent[0])

ps: Open foobar first :)

Awesome! The only problem I have left is that my Window Title changes according to the song, is there a way to be sure that it always grabs correctly?

P.s I use Litestep and it doesn't seem to work in that shell, is there a way to fix this?

Edited by flxfxp

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picea892

Hmmm, in these cases I usually use class. Again, need to check with autoit3info to make sure your class is the same

$foobar=WinGetHandle("[CLASS:{97E27FAA-C0B3-4b8e-A693-ED7881E99FC1}]", "")
$origParent = DllCall("user32.dll", "int", "SetParent", "hwnd", $foobar, "hwnd",  WinGetHandle("Program Manager"))
sleep(6000)
$origParent2 = DllCall("user32.dll", "int", "SetParent", "hwnd", $foobar, "hwnd",  $origParent[0])

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flxfxp

Thanks guys, got it!

Dennis

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