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Hide any active applications immediately using keyboard shortcuts, with the help of this simple tool accessible from the system tray, featuring reconfigurable hotkeys

editor's review




Minime is a portable and straightforward Windows utility designed to help you hide any currently running application with the help of hotkeys. It contains only standard features that can be easily figured out, even by those with little or no experience in such software.

Portability advantages

As there is no setup kit involved, you can save the program files to any part of the hard disk and just click the executable to run.

Another possibility is to save Minime to a pen drive or other mass storage device, in order to run it on any PC with minimum effort and without previously installing anything.

Worth taking into consideration is that the Windows registry and Start menu do not receive new entries, and no additional files are created on the disk, leaving it clean after removal.

Accessibility via the system tray

At startup, Minime creates an icon in the system tray area. So, you can open its context menu and bring up the options panel to define the hotkeys for minimizing the active window and showing all windows, respectively. In addition, you can ask the app to automatically run at system startup.

Evaluation and conclusion

The tool worked smoothly during our tests, without causing the OS to hang, crash or pop up error messages. It has a good response time and runs on low CPU and memory, so it does not hog system resources. It may not be filled with rich features, but Minime provides a very simple and effective method for hiding any active windows from the desktop and showing them at a more convenient time.

Minime was reviewed by Elena Opris
Last updated on June 16th, 2014
Minime - Minime will open in your system tray giving you access to the application's options.Minime - You can easily customize Minime to fit your needs by using the designated window.Minime - screenshot #3

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