Consider the scenario – You are working on a surprise Photo Collage from your last family vacation and someone comes into the room and needs to use your PC for 5 minutes.
You do not want to spoil the surprise and just minimizing the programs isn’t always good enough, if they just open the photo editor, boom the surprise is ruined.
Or consider this – You might also be sharing your PC with a roommate and would like to keep your new project under wraps, till you launch it. But hey, it’s a shared computer and your roomie wants to quickly check his Facebook.
How do we keep some windows hidden away in plain sight? Is there a way to keep program windows from being seen by uninvited people?
WinRAP (Windows Running Application Protector) – makes this task is quite easy. Call it your Panic button or a Panic button. Press it and voilà, all that needs to be hidden is gone.
Windows Running Application Protector In Action:
WinRAP ( Windows Running Applications Protector ) is a useful tool which allows you to hide windows application and programs which are running on your screen. It will instantly hide all or certain programs on your screen with a key press to prevent uninvited persons from seeing them.
It also has a lock feature to forbid others from accessing this utility temporarily. There are 3 modes – Normal, Tray and Stealth.
In normal mode, it just locks the programs and hides them, but the WinRAP program is visible to users. In tray mode the program is minimized to the System tray and in stealth mode, its becomes completely invisible – so that there are not traces of it anywhere.
You need a password to unlock the programs you have hidden. Be sure you remember the password, in case you change it. If you change the password and forget it, you would need to restart the computer to get the program running again.You can reset your password in the WinRAP options window.
With the extras option you can hide or unhide all applications with one click. The hidden application can also be restored exactly to the same state before it was hidden.
The Configuration options for WinRAP are quite straightforward:
Besides that, it can clean your desktop by hiding unneeded windows applications while leaving them running. The interface is designed in such a way that it is easy for the not so computer savvy users to control it.
WinRAP is a useful utility who like to have some privacy while working by hiding applications quickly and effectively. The WinRAP freeware is extremely small (218 Kb) and consumes minimum PC resources and works silently in the background.
You do not need to install it. Just download it, put it in your Portable Apps folder on the desktop and run it anytime you need some privacy.
Download WinRAP from Sourceforge.
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