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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

Working with window controls' hierarchy

While working with windows' components, windows' components list and hierarchy tree are located on Hide Master work area.

Working with window controls' hierarchy

Attention: because of the OS Windows internal architecture it is impossible to make visible a window's component which is located lower in a hierarchy than another invisible component. This is why it is impossible to make visible a button located on an invisible window.

Hierarchy tree

Hierarchy tree shows dependencies between windows and windows' components in the operating system. Hierarchy tree management is similar to one with directories and files tree. After selection of a certain tree element, all its window's components are shown in a list. If one of the tree subelements contains some other components (similar to the directory on a disk) it will be shown in green. If it does not contain any other components (similar to file on a disk) it is shown as usual.

Hide Master Tree Image Desktop, owner of all the windows. Similar to the root directory (for example,C:\).

Hide Master Tree Image Closed tree element, which contains window's components and subelements. Similar to the closed directory on disk, which contains other files and directories.

Hide Master Tree Image Open tree element, which contains window's components and subelements. Similar to the open directory on disk, which contains other files and directories.

Hide Master Tree Image Tree element, which contains only window's components and no other subelements. Similar to the directory which contains only files and no directories.

List of controls

This list holds window's components which are owned by the selected hierarchy tree element. You can sort this list by any column, you just need to click the header of the desired column (gray triangle shows the sorting direction). Double-clicking on any list element will toggle its visibility. If you change state of any window with Hide Master its name will be written in a list in red.

Following information is appearing in the list:

  • Window class
    This column contains an information about window's class name.


  • Text
    This column contains text associated with a hidden window (usually its a window's title, button's label, etc...).


  • State
    This column contains an information about window's current visibility state.


  • Handle
    Window's system handle is shown in this column.


  • Process ID
    This column contains an information on system ID for process which owns the window.
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