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
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.
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.
Press the Add Program button on the
program registration managing panel.
Choose the program you want to be hidden (Notepad) from the appeared list
of the running programs and press the Add button.
Step 3. Configure program's hiding settings.
Once you have selected the program to be hidden, the
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.
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.
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.
1. Choose Stack tab:
2. Choose Program Stack option.
3. Choose hidden program in the
program stack and press the Restore
You should now have Notepad restored on the screen.