Hide Master Online Help
System requirements
Known limitations
Limitations of the unregistered version
Technical support
Where to get the latest version
Quick tour
Hiding the "Start" button manually
Hiding program using a hot-key combination
Using Hide Master
The beginning of the work with Hide Master
How to run Hide Master
Main menu
Program's main control panel
Command line parameters
Manual hiding
About manual hiding
Control panel of the manual hiding
Working with top-level windows
Working with window controls' hierarchy
Configuration manager of programs and groups
About configuration manager
Programs control panel
Programs pop-up menu
Selection of the running programs
Program properties
Groups control panel
Groups pop-up menu
Group properties
Adding programs to groups
Activity checkmarks
About activity checkmarks
Activity Checkmarks Manager
Universal hiding of active window
Universal hiding by hot-keys combination
The stacks of hiding
About stacks
Stacks control panel
Manual hiding stack
Program stack
Group stack
Auto stack


Hide Master (WHM) introduces a simple and comfortable way of hiding windows in Microsoft Windows operating systems.

Overview of Hide Master

Hide Master allows you to hide (or unhide) certain windows and groups of windows by using hot-key combinations. Furthermore, program allows you to hide windows and window's elements (buttons, combo boxes, etc...) manually. Hide Master works in hidden mode - this makes it unespied on yours desktop to anyone unaware of it's presence in your system. Optionally program can put an icon in the system tray for a quick access to configuration settings. By pressing a special combination of keys you can access program's dialog box, where you are available to define hot-key combinations, look through different system windows and hide the desired components.

This program is very convenient when you need quickly hide one or several windows on the screen. Now you don't need to worry about being caught playing games on your workplace! Just press a hot-key combination and the game will be hidden. Later you will be able to continue the game from the moment you stopped on.

Hide Master also presents a very comfortable way of hiding groups of windows by pressing just a combination of keys. For example, this option can be useful for hiding Internet Explorer windows.

With WHM you can:

  • See the list of all windows (visible and hidden)
  • Manually control visibility of the window or its component (button, list, etc...)
  • Hide parts of the windows
  • Show any hidden system window
  • Hide windows and programs by pressing hot-keys combinations
  • Automatically hide programs on startup
  • Remove programs from Ctrl-Alt-Del list
  • Mute all sounds when hiding programs
  • Create different types of hot-keys combinations to hide the program
  • Manage programs into groups (the entire group is hidden after the hot-key combination is pressed)
  • Dynamically switch groups and programs status (only active groups and programs respond to the hot-keys)
  • Track already hidden windows through the hidden windows list
  • Restore already hidden windows at any moment
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