Awesome little PuTTY Tray

The other day I was using PuTTY and I was thinking: “Hey, why isn’t it possible to set the transparency on this thing?” That made me google around a bit and I found this gem PuTTY Tray.

PuTTY Tray is a fork of PuTTY with all sorts of neat features missing from the original version. Like transparency.

It also has features such as (taken directly from PuTTY Tray website:

  • Minimizing to the system tray (on CTRL + minimize, always or directly on startup)
  • Icons are customisable
  • Blinks tray icon when a bell signal is received
  • Configurable window transparency
  • URL hyperlinking
  • Portability: optionally stores session configuration in files (for example: on a USB drive) like portaPuTTY
  • Easy access to the ‘always on top’ setting (in the system menu)
  • Reconnects on connection failure, including when waking up from stand-by
  • Android adb support

PuTTY Tray can be downloaded from

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