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Quick tour
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
Options
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
Programs pop-up menu
Selection of the running programs
Program properties
Groups
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
Copyrights
License
Contacts

Program properties

Program settings window:

"General" Tab

Program properties

Program Name
You can edit program name in this edit box. It was added only for your convenience and has no functional meaning. Below it there is string which contains a full path to the executable file of the program.

HotKeys
There are four types of hot-keys combinations. You can register them all or only part of them. In most cases you will need just one combination - Switcher. But if you need additional abilities for hiding, use all others. Hide Master allows you to register identical hot-keys combination for several programs, it will just warn you about it. Please do it carefully, since it may cause conflicts.

To type in new hot-keys combination, simply press it on a keyboard. To delete it, press Del or Backspace on a keyboard.

Lets agree to the following notation:

  • Program A - program which you need to hide (and its already been registered);
  • Program B - any other program, different from Program A.

Lets examine types of hot-keys combinations:

  • Switcher
    This is a basic type of hot-keys combination. In most of the cases you will need only this type. It toggles visibility of one copy of the program according to the following rules:
    1. If user is working in Program A, after pressing a hot-keys combination it will be hidden. The fact that it has been hidden will be recorded in the programs stack. This is valid for any copy of Program A.
    2. If user is working in Program B (so he is not working in Program A) and presses the hot-keys combination, then one of the previously hidden copies of Program A (from the top of the programs stack) will be restored. If no copies of Program A were hidden, nothing will happen.
    If you are usually working only with one copy of the program you want to hide, this is the most appropriate way to do it.


  • Show
    Pressing this combination in any program (both in A and B) will restore one (top-one in a programs stack) copy of Program A. If no copies of Program A were hidden, nothing will happen.


  • Hide All
    Pressing this combination in any program (both in A and B) will cause hiding of all copies of Program A. The fact that they were hidden will be recorded in the programs stack.


  • Show All
    Pressing this combination in any program (both in A and B) will cause restoring of all copies of Program A.

Main

Program properties Set Idle priority
This flag shows whether program will be suspended during hiding or not (actually, system priority of the program will be set to IDLE).

Program properties Hide from Ctrl-Alt-Del list
This flag shows whether program will be removed from Ctrl-Alt-Del list during hiding or not (Windows 9x only).

Program properties Hide tray icon
This flag shows whether program's tray icon (if any) will be removed during hiding or not.

Program properties Hide after start
This flag shows whether program will be automatically hided when it starts up or when WHM starts up. This option is very useful when you need to hide some applications at once after you run them.

Program properties Quick hiding
This flag shows whether program will be hided without minimization or not. This option can increase speed of hiding but may not work with some applications and games properly.

Sound

  • No mute
    The sound will not be altered during program hiding.


  • Mute all
    The sound will be muted during hiding (with using "Mute All" on your Volume Control).


  • Set volume to zero
    The sound volume will be set to zero.

There are some peculiarities. If stack contains even one program which mutes sound on hiding, the sound will be muted. The sound will be switched on when all of such programs will be visible.

"Groups" Tab

Program properties

Here you can see programs groups, which contain a selected program. This tool makes it easy to add a particular program to the certain group.

Left list contains names of the groups, which do not include selected program; right list contains names of the groups, which include a selected program. There are control buttons between the lists which allow you to quickly manage the groups (so to add or remove program to/from particular groups).

Program properties Add program to the selected groups
Press this button to add the program to the selected groups in left list.

Program properties Remove program from the selected groups
Press this button to remove the program from the selected groups in right list.

Program properties Add program to all groups
Press this button to add the program to all the available groups.

Program properties Remove program from all groups
Press this button to remove the program from all groups, except global group named All Programs.

You may also select a desired group set and drag it to another list.

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