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Hiding the "Start" button manually
Hiding program using a hot-key combination
Using Hide Master
Introduction
The beginning of the work with Hide Master
How to run Hide Master
Main menu
Program's main control panel
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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
Programs control panel
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Selection of the running programs
Program properties
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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
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Hiding program using a hot-key combination

The instructions below explain how you can hide programs with Hide Master using hot-key combinations. As an example it's shown on Notepad program. You should launch the Notepad before proceeding.

Step 1. Launch Hide Master.

Launch Hide Master (from the directory where the program was installed to or from Windows main menu). Hide Master icon will appear in the System Tray. Right-mouse click on it and choose Show main window option in menu that appeared.

Hiding program using a hot-key combination

You can also lunch the program by double-clicking on the system tray icon.

If icon did not appear in the system tray, you will need to run the program with /restore command line parameter.

Step 2. Add program to the list for further hiding.

Choose Configure tab in the popped window.

Hiding program using a hot-key combination

Press the Add Program button on the program registration managing panel.

Hiding program using a hot-key combination

Choose the program you want to be hidden (Notepad) from the appeared list of the running programs and press the Add button.

Hiding program using a hot-key combination

Step 3. Configure program's hiding settings.

Once you have selected the program to be hidden, the program settings windows will appear. Move the cursor to the Switcher field and press the key combination (for example, Ctrl+Alt+X) for hiding the program. Press the Ok button.

Hiding program using a hot-key combination

Step 4. Minimize Hide Master's window.

You need to hide main window of Hide Master, because while it is active on the screen, hot-key combinations processing is paused. In order to do this activate corresponding button on program managing panel.

Hiding program using a hot-key combination

Step 5. Hide Notepad.

Press the hot-key combination that you assigned earlier (Ctrl+Alt+X) and the program window will disappear. To restore visibility of the program press hot-combination again.

You can also access windows and window's elements that were changed in more comfortable way by using program stack.

For example:

1. Choose Stack tab:

Hiding program using a hot-key combination

2. Choose Program Stack option.

Hiding program using a hot-key combination

3. Choose hidden program in the program stack and press the Restore button.

Hiding program using a hot-key combination

You should now have Notepad restored on the screen.

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