How to Create Alternative Task List for Often Used Programs
Note The task management approach described here is useful for a rather constant set of several applications which you work with most of time.
Create specific settings for the main window of the first program.
(Actual Window Manager) Go to the Startup property sheet of just created settings.
(Actual Window Minimizer) Go to the Minimizing property sheet of just created settings.
(Actual Window Manager) Mark the check box of the Remove taskbar entry item in the Actions Available at Window Startup list box.
(Actual Window Minimizer) Mark the Remove taskbar entry check box in the Options group.
(Actual Window Manager) Go to the Minimizing property sheet.
Mark the Screen radio button in the Minimization Mode group.
Mark the Permanent check box in the Screen Icon Options group.
(Optional) If you wish to have a better view of the icon in the alternative task list then you may also want to mark the Keep on top and Large check boxes in the Screen Icon Options group.
Repeat steps 1..6 for each application you want to include into the alternative task list.
Apply your adjustments.
Arrange the screen icons on the desktop in the order you prefer (for example, row them vertically at the right screen edge).
Now you can use these icons as an alternative task list:
click the icon of inactive window to activate it and bring it to front
click the icon of active window to hide it (its icon remains visible)
click the icon of minimized window to restore it back