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Type of Program: System Tray Utility
Supported Platforms: Win95/98/ME/NT4/2000/XP
Company Name: Toggle Software Inc.
Version: 2.0.4
Price: 14.95
Installed Size:1.15MB


Do you have the problem of running out of room on your taskbar, caused by too many minimized windows? If so ToggleMINIMIZE is the program for you! When running, this program will intercept all programs heading off to your taskbar and pen them into the System Tray showing only an icon. To restore the program you simply click the icon. To help you tell what icons are minimized programs there is the option for a coloured dot to be placed beside the each icon. As a further enhancement you can either selectively disable or enable specifically titled windows. In short this is the perfect program for someone with a case of minimisitis.

However, the program is not suitable for all. I quite frequently use "Drag & Drop" to minimized programs, but this doesn’t work. Customized system menus are not supported either. Furthermore the title bar (shown as a Tooltip in the System Tray) remains the same as it was when it was minimized so download progress windows, for example, will need to be maximized to be monitored.

In short, the program does not offer the same functionality of a minimized window. However, if the loss seems worthwhile, and making the taskbar bigger and auto-hiding it does not help you, then this program will suit your needs. Personally I feel that System Tray clutter created by this program is more of a problem.

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Reviewed by Andrew Josef Glina

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