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Florian Schicker 5 years ago • updated by Joel Thornton 5 years ago 7

would be a great option to hide the sidewise task in the taskbar of window cause its not needed to click on it

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I am working on a simple Windows-only .exe (written in AutoHotKey) which is  able to hide Sidewise's tray icon as well as fix the alt-tab problem.

The script isn't ready for release yet as it currently causes a couple bugs within Sidewise itself, most likely specific to minimizing/restoring the dock window and/or sidebar. It also needs a "automatically launch at startup" function. But the no-taskbar-button and hide-from-alt-tab-order functions otherwise seem to work correctly.

If you want to try the script out in its present state:

  1. Download and install AutoHotKey 
  2. Save the script file somewhere
  3. Run the script file to enable the taskbar/alt-tab hiding functionality
  4. To have it automatically run on startup, create a shortcut to the .ahk script file in your Windows Startup folder (Start -> Programs -> Startup).

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I use Actual Window Manager for exactly this (and many other purposes). In my opinion, it's the one window manager type utility that I couldn't be without. Just for the record, other than beta testing, I have no involvement with Actual Tools, other than being a very satisfied user.

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Started

I am working on a simple Windows-only .exe (written in AutoHotKey) which is  able to hide Sidewise's tray icon as well as fix the alt-tab problem.

The script isn't ready for release yet as it currently causes a couple bugs within Sidewise itself, most likely specific to minimizing/restoring the dock window and/or sidebar. It also needs a "automatically launch at startup" function. But the no-taskbar-button and hide-from-alt-tab-order functions otherwise seem to work correctly.

If you want to try the script out in its present state:

  1. Download and install AutoHotKey 
  2. Save the script file somewhere
  3. Run the script file to enable the taskbar/alt-tab hiding functionality
  4. To have it automatically run on startup, create a shortcut to the .ahk script file in your Windows Startup folder (Start -> Programs -> Startup).

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Joel, Thank you! Its a hack, but it works great :) i hope you have this feature soon in the tabbar! :)

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I don't know what's wrong, but every time I run that script, I get an error message like this:




Any ideas about what's going on? My other AHK scripts run like they should. I'm using Windows 7 64bit.

I want to get this working, since Sidewise is a good crutch for me after moving from Opera to Chrome.

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I believe ComObjCreate() is unique to AHK_L (not in the older AHK build). Are you running AHK_L? http://l.autohotkey.net/

That did the trick! Thanks. I wasn't even aware of that fork.

I got rid of the tray icon, but I'm still getting some strange behaviour from the sidewise bar, as it doesn't minimize with the browser window anymore. I think it used to do that?

Yeah it does normally; that's one of the problems I need to resolve before releasing this script "proper". Minimizing/restoring is a little flaky all around with the script running at the moment. 

Fortunately an enterprising user has sent me some bits of code for the script that should correct this.

After a couple of weeks of use, it's not turned out to be a great problem. The script does pretty much what I wanted, so I'm thankful to have found it. Keep up the good work!