NameTray is a tiny Win32 C++ application that is basically a subset of the functionality provided by NameTag. It was actually released back in 2000 for folks who weren’t using Windows 2000 yet. NameTag uses transparency features only available in Windows 2000 so I released this version for folks who had yet to upgrade but still wanted the same core functionality. It just basically lives in your system tray and shows the computer’s name in a tooltip whenever you hover over it. It’s been handy for folks who have to manage many machines on a switchbox/labs/VMs/terminal server sessions. It supports customizing the font, size, and has some basic color settings as well.

Typical usage would involve copying the nametag.exe somewhere on your hard drive and adding a shortcut to it from your Startup folder so it’s launched automatically at system startup.

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