Fast Windows Hider FAQ

How to open Fast Windows Hider

How to use the program

How to register the program

Can I protect hidden applications with a password?

How do I mute sound?

How do I change the hotkeys?

How best to hide windows with the hotkeys or with the mouse?

How do I restore hidden windows?

Can Fast Windows Hider damage hidden windows or cause loss of information stored there?

After some time Fast Windows Hider stopped working. Why?

I hid the tray icon of Fast Windows Hider and forgot the hotkeys to open the main dialog. Where can I find the program?

How to hide the Fast Windows Hider tray icon


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1. How to open the Fast Windows Hider.

There are a few ways to open the main screen. First - press the default hotkeys SHIFT+F11. Second - double click the tray icon. Third – open it from the installation folder or the Windows Program Menu.

2. How to use the program.

First, specify what programs you want to hide.

  1. Open the Fast Windows Hider main window.
  2. Click the Add button.
  3. Select the program you may want to hide if needed.
  4. Or click Browse to find one that is not listed.

fast windows hider main screen

When you need to hide the specific applications from the screen, press the default hotkeys SHIFT+F12 or move the mouse to the bottom right corner of the screen.

The hotkeys and mouse moving are customized so they can be set up in a way most convenient for you. To hide, you can also use pressing on the mouse wheel method.

3. How to register the program.

To register Fast Windows Hider, you need open the main screen. Then on the Help menu, click Register and enter your license key exactly as it was given to you.

If the registration is correct, the successful registration window will appear. To check your registration, press the About button. The About screen contains your license key, whether the program is registered or information about your trial period.

4. Can I protect hidden applications with a password?

Yes. Fast Windows Hider has password protection so the program will not display the hidden apps until the correct password is entered. To set up the password:

  1. Open the program.
  2. On Options menu, click General Settings.
  3. Select the Protect Hidden Programs with Password checkbox.
  4. Click the Change Password button and type in and confirm your new password.
  5. Save changes.

5. How do I mute sound?

With Fast Windows Hider, you can turn off all sounds on your computer with one mouse move. First, configure the program so when needed it will disable computer sounds.

  1. Open the Fast Windows Hider main screen.
  2. Click the Options button.
  3. Select Mute Sound when Hide.
  4. Click Apply to save your changes.

fast windows hider settings


Now anytime you hide windows, all sounds on the computer will be disabled.

6. How do I change the hotkeys?

Fast Windows Hider allows you to set customizable hotkeys or mouse movement to hide/unhide applications.

To configure mouse actions, open the Fast Windows Hider main screen and specify your combination to hide and unhide programs.

To set up the hotkeys, click Options. Then open the Hotkeys tab and press your combination.

7. How best to hide windows with the hotkeys or with the mouse?

It depends on which method is more suitable for you. Fast Windows Hider hides windows equally as well as hotkeys, mouse movement and pressing the mouse wheel.

8. How do I restore hidden windows?

To restore hidden programs, press the hotkeys (SHIFT+F12 by default) once again or move the mouse to the opposite corner of the screen (Top Right by default).

Or click the mouse wheel.

9. Can Fast Windows Hider damage hidden windows or cause loss of information stored there?

No. Fast Windows Hider does not close or change any hidden windows. There is no need to worry about the hidden windows. Just press the hotkeys SHIFT+F12 by default, and the program restores them without any losses at the same place.

10. After some time Fast Windows Hider stopped working.

Fast Windows Hider is paid software. The trial period is 14 days. After that, you will need to purchase the license key to continue using Fast Windows Hider or uninstall the program from your computer.

11. I hid the tray icon of Fast Windows Hider and forgot the hotkeys. How can I open the program?

You can open the program from the installation folder. Open to the installation folder (C:\Program Files\Fast Windows Hider by default) and click fwh.exe.

12. How to hide the Fast Windows Hider tray icon

To hide the tray icon, please do the following:

  1. Open the main window.
  2. Click the Options button.
  3. Uncheck Show the Icon in the Systray.
  4. Save your changes.

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