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            I want to minimize the windows explorer exe in system tray when my system start up.Please tell me the way to do so.Source code will be helpful.


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by:jdwheeler1981
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The solution to your problem may lie in the msconfig utility.  Go to run and type msconfig and delete all unwanted startup and services from running.  Should fix your problem.
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by:AndyAinscow
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>>I want to minimize the windows explorer exe in system tray

Is that an option in explorer?  (It isn't in mine).  If not then you can't do it.
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by:jonnidip
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I don't think it is possible. At least not in the default Windows' configuration.
You may replace your shell with a different one, this is usually a thing like "TweakUI", or something similar.

Regards.
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by:davinder101
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Problem is If I have a dialog based MFC application I will able to Minimize it in the system tray by using the following code:

                NOTIFYICONDATA niData;
      niData.cbSize = sizeof(NOTIFYICONDATA);
      niData.hWnd = m_hWnd;
      niData.uID = 1;
      niData.uCallbackMessage = WM_TRAY_ICON_NOTIFY_MESSAGE;
      niData.hIcon = m_hIcon;
      niData.uFlags = NIF_MESSAGE | NIF_ICON | NIF_TIP;
      wcscpy_s(niData.szTip, 127, _T("Tray Me !"));

      Shell_NotifyIcon(NIM_ADD, &niData);

In the same way I want to open the windows explorer on startup through program and  when user closes it it  will minimize into system tray. Is it possible programatically.

Thanks In Advance
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by:AndyAinscow
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>> Is it possible programatically.

To repeat myself.  If it is not an option built into windows explorer (and it isn't in my op systems) then no.
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Pramod Bugudai earned 750 total points
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I am agree with AndyAinscow's comment :
>> Is it possible programatically.

You can make a windows explorer type application from VC++, which can listen to your commands from your programming code.

Here is a link.

http://www.functionx.com/visualc/applications/explorer.htm
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