PS Tray Factory

PS Tray Factory

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Video tutorial & screenshots

  • Version Info
  • About Window
  • The Installer
  • Additional Settings
  • Tray Icons List Settings
  • General Settings
  • Application Minimizer
  • Main Window
  • Main Window

Editorial review

Comments

Rory Shaffer Senior editor

PS Tray Factory is meant to help those users that are looking for an easy way to better organize their tray icons. It offers full control over which icons will be displayed and which will be hidden. It also offers a lot of handy additional features, such as the possibility of restoring the tray icons after an Explorer crash.
This is one of my favorite additional features provided by this program, because it also happened to me a lot that I was unable to access certain tray icons after such a system error. Another interesting feature is the fact that it can change the original tray icon of an application with any other icon of your choice. PS Tray Factory can also sort the tray icons, minimize an application directly to a tray icon instead of the taskbar, or let you assign a password that will block the access to the tray menu.

Despite the fact that it offers a lot of features and functions, PS Tray Factory comes with an intuitive interface that can be easily handled by any user, may they be experienced professionals or complete beginners. Another thing that I like a lot about this program is that it lets you assign custom hotkeys to almost all the major operations that it can perform to the tray icons, such as showing them, restoring them or sorting them.

In general, this tool is great at keeping your tray icons well organized, and it's a useful addition especially on Windows systems older than Windows 7.

Pros

  • Can restore tray icons after an Explorer crash.
  • Can automatically sort tray icons.
  • Supports assigning hotkeys to any major operation.
  • Can change the original tray icon of an application.

Cons

  • A bit obsolete on newer systems like Windows 7.
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What's new in version 3.2

- fixed bug with with alternative icons/tooltips (64-bit version),
- fixed bug with missing tray icons on program startup (64-bit version),
- fixed drawing artefacts on Options tab,
- updated Italian translation.
- implemented support of ALL Windows versions 32-bit and 64-bit (XP, Vista, Windows 7),
- the core engine rewritten in more safe manner,
- the tray icon tips can be customized now
- support of Windows Vista added.
- reboot or logoff not required after setup anymore,
- help system converted into Microsoft HTML Help (chm) format,
- PS Tray Factory tray icon can be shown in Tray Icons List now

What's new in version 2.5

- backup/restore settings commands added,
- fully redesigned Options tab,
- System Tray Icons Visibility settings placed on the System Tray Icons List tab,
- Mark as 'Old', Mark as 'New' and Always Show im Menu commands replaced with Show/Hide Icon in/from Tray Menu commands
 

Publisher's description

PS Tray Factory is a powerful and handy tool meant to flexibly control ALL the other icons in the system tray of the taskbar. PS Tray Factory will help you to manage all the applications that place their icons in the taskbar tray. When you have installed PS Tray Factory, you will forget about the problem of lack of space in the system tray, and will also get an easy, fast and handy tool to handle those applications.

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