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To start working with tray icons you need to switch to Tray Icon List tab in PS Tray Factory main window. You can do this by double-clicking PS Tray Factory tray icon trayicon.gif, or by using a keyboard shortcut (Ctrl+Alt+H by default) (see section Configuration).

There are three states of icons:


clip0010.gif - the icon is not hidden (remains in tray).
clip0011.gif - the icon is hidden.
clip0012.gif - the icon is hidden only if it's inactive. (For example, when you receive a new message in ICQ flashing 'new message' icon will appear in a system tray, and disappear after you have clicked on it).

You can switch between states using Spacebar or by using your mouse (clicking on check box). For clip0012.gif - hold the Shift key while left clicking or pressing Spacebar.

To change the order of icons in a menu:
Select an icon you want to move, hold the Ctrl key and, using Up or Down arrow keys, move the icon to a new position. You can also simply drag an icon to a new position.

Icons that are seldom used can be hidden from the menu.
To do that, select an icon and press Ctrl+O (or select Mark as 'Old' in a context menu). The text color of an icon marked as seldom used will be grey. Press Ctrl+N (Mark as 'New') to unhide the icon.
Please note, that this will work only if Hide Seldom Used Icons on Options-General tab is checked.

Also icons can be hidden automatically (see section Configuration).

If you want an icon to be always present in a menu select it and press Ctrl+M (or select Always Show in Menu in a context menu).

Up to version 1.5 the application filename was used to identify icons, and if the application has added several icons to the system tray, they were all identified as one. For example, if you have hidden one of the icons then after the PS Tray Factory restart all the remaining icons were also hidden. In version 1.8 icons were identified not only by the application filename, but also by the window class name. It has solved the first problem, but several applications create a new window class name for an icon on startup, and those icons are always identified as new. (for example InCD, Neowatch). To solve these problems a new option has been added in version 1.9 - you can now choose the icon identification method. By default, icons are identified as they were in version 1.8 - by the application filename and the window class name, but, if you discover that the icon you previously hid is visible again - select this icon and uncheck the flag Identify by WndClass (Ctrl+W).

You can also perform all operations with icons from the popup menu.


After you have made changes to the icon list you can minimize program window. To quickly access icons call a pop-up menu. This can be done either by right-clicking PS Tray Factory icon in the system tray trayicon.gif or by using keyboard shortcut (Ctrl+Alt+I by default) (see section Configuration).

You can work with icons in the pop-up menu just like you normally would. You can also use your keyboard to select an item in the pop-up menu (use arrow keys Up or Down). Pressing the Enter key is identical to double-clicking an icon, pressing Shift+Enter or Ctrl+Enter key combinations left clicking and right clicking accordingly.

Note: you can also use operations described above in the Tray Icon List represented on pic.1.

Now you can assign a hotkey to every tray icon (see pic. 2) and to specify an action for it.

pic. 2

Possible actions:

Show/Hide - show or hide the tray icon;
Left button click - emulate left button click;
Right button click - emulate right button click;
Left button double click - emulate left button double click;
Right button double click - emulate right button double click.

By clicking the Restore Icons button you can restore icons that were lost after system crash or after Explorer's restart.

If you have any questions about PS Tray Factory usage or configuration, refer to the information in the help file. You can open it by clicking the Help button.

You can hide the PS Tray Factory main window by clicking the Hide button.

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