We have previously reviewed two tools to minimize windows to tray in Windows 7. Here’s another freeware tool to minimize windows that allows you to right-click the minimize button to make windows disappear in the system tray.

Minimize to tray Windows 7

RBTray is fully working on Windows 7 32-bit and 64-bit and allows you to minimize any windows without exceptions. So, it’s definitely a great alternative to PowerMenu and you don’t have to pay $20 for Actual Windows Minimizer.

Pros:

  • Free Software
  • Minimize Firefox to tray
  • Minimize Windows Live Messenger to tray
  • Minimize Thunderbird to tray
  • Minimize applications without exceptions

Cons:

  • You have to right-click a button, there are no keyboard shortcuts

How to minimize windows to tray via RBTray

It’s really simple, all you have to do it to extract the tool. Double-click the file RBTray.exe and then you can minimize windows to tray by right-clicking on the minimize button (see below):

Right click to minimize to tray

Download RBTray – Free Windows Minimizer


You can grab this tool for free from sourceforge: Download