The RefShelf has its own icon in the system Tray. By using this icon, you can get instant access to the program. It's especially useful when the
Shelf window is hidden and you need to re-open it (not using the hotkeys), or you want to exit the program when the
Close button behavior changed to "Minimize Shelf into Tray".
By default, the Tray icons of newly installed programs are hidden. To access hidden icons, click on the "Show hidden icons" button near the system Tray (">" or "^" on Windows 10).
If you want to move hidden Tray icons to the permanent observation area of Tray, do the: 1) right mouse click on Taskbar > 2) Taskbar Settings > 3) "Select which icons appear on the taskbar" under Notification area > 4) "On" in front of desired icon.
Left Mouse Button Click on Tray
Tray Context Menu
To open up the RefShelf System Tray context menu, make the right mouse click on it.
"(Alt+S) - Show/Hide Shelf" - bring the
Shelf to the screen as an currently active window if it was hidden. If the
Shelf window it not hidden, this option will hide (minimize into the Tray) the
Shelf from the screen. In other words, it is a toggle between currently active and hidden states of the
Shelf. Using this option is the is a way to put the
Shelf to the background, but not exit the program. The feature especially useful when you already have some opened
Reference Windows and do not need the
Shelf with the
Cards right now. For the more smooth and faster workflow, you can use the global hotkeys. They must be activated in the settings options.
"(Alt+R) - Show/Hide Refs" - toggle the visibility of all currently opened
Refs. A way to temporarily hide all opened
Refs from the screen without closing them. Pressing this hotkey again will restore all the hidden
Refs on the screen.
"(Alt+C) - Close Refs" - сlose all currently opened
Reference Windows at once.
"(Alt+F4) - Exit" - shut down the program and all opened