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

About manual hiding

This is Hide Master's window in the manual hiding mode:

Manual hiding tab

This tool was designed to provide user with ability to hide (or unhide) almost any system window. It also allows you to hide window's elements (buttons, drop-down lists and etc...), and can be used for searching and revision of all available windows. Look, how just in a few steps you can find and hide well known "Start" button! In the same easy manner you can find and hide button (drop-down list, editing field and etc...) of any program.

Tool works in two modes (Mode button):

  • Top-level Windows - in this mode you can work only with top-level windows (those, which are seen on the desktop).
  • Window controls' hierarchy - in this mode you can track of window's elements hierarchy and work with any window.

In any of these modes you can define what windows you are working with using Filter button:

  • Visible Windows
    This filter is useful for searching windows and window's elements that are visible on the screen.

  • Hidden Windows
    This filter is useful for searching various system and program windows that are usually hidden from user (different spy-programs and trojans).

  • All Windows
    All system windows: visible and hidden.

Any window or window's element hidden in this mode is added to manual hiding stack. Later you will be available to restore everything using this stack.

Attention: manual hiding tool is intended for advanced users.

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