WinTray

WinTray (version 4) is a complete re-write of the original with an updated feature-set and look-and-feel to take advantage of Microsoft Windows 7®. It is, of course, still free and will still work in Microsoft Windows XP®.

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WinTray Menu

A single left mouse click will open Windows Explorer and a right mouse click will open the WinTray menu which is shown here.

The menu is split into 5 main sections the first 4 of which are customisable either through the Option screen or the Custom Items screen.

Section 1 contains standard Windows applications and each will pick up the default application for that type; if, for instance you have installed a new Text Editor and set it as the default Text Editor for Windows then, when you select that option from the menu, your application rather than Notepad will be opened.

Any (or all) of these options can be removed from the menu through the Options screen.

Section 2 has options that allow you to very quickly ShutDown, Restart, Log Off, Hibernate or set Windows to Standby. Warning: none of these options give an option to cancle the action. As with Section 1 any or all of these options can be removed form the menu.

Section 3 allows you to bring up the Run command dilaog or to view System Information. Once again either or both of these options can be removed from the menu.

Section 4 gives you the ability to add any number of your own applications for quick access. This can be an application or a command or any item that can otherwise be started from Windows Explorer, a Command box or the Run dialog.

For instance, to run the Control Panel applet to view services the cmmand line would look like: '%SystemRoot%\system32\services.msc' or to run (for example) Irfan View you would enter: 'C:\Program Files\IrfanView\i_view32.exe'. You can also enter optional arguments for an application (see the Custom Items dialog for instuctions). The menu will find and display an appropriate icon and you can enter any description you like for the program.

Section 5 gives access to the Custom Items screen where you can add/edit/delete your own menu additions and the Options screen where you can show or hide standard options.

All of the custom items are maintained in an XML file which is editable through the Custom Items screen as below.

Custom Items

The installation program (setup.exe) will place WinTray in your Startup folder so that WinTray will start with Windows. If you hover over the WinTray icon Total, Load and Available Memory will be displayed in a tooltip, as below:

Display Tooltip

Licenced under The Code Project Open License (CPOL) 1.02.