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Plain and simple, my problem that is not the solving part.

So I want to say, Yahoo Messenger, that always goes straight to the system tray if you hit the X button. Same with MSN Messenger. Some even go there if you minimize the window. I want to know, is there any way to get these programs to not automatically go to the system tray? I want to either be able to close my window or minimize my window without it going to the tray.

If this can't be done, is there a way to switch to that program without clicking the icons in the tray? Through CMD, Task Manager or even a simple scripted program. I have a program that goes straight to the tray. I don't want it to go to the tray because it's a bother having to keep re-opening it for various reasons. So, my aim is to create a VB script to automatically open the window and hit the options I need, but I can't do that since it automatically goes straight to the tray unless I leave it visible the whole time, which I don't want.
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Have a look in the 'options' for each of the apps you mentioned. There is probably a setting which says "close to system tray" or "exit to system tray" which needs to be unticked so that the app closes completely. Sorry I can't be more specific but I don't use those apps.
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