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I am connecting to MathKernel.exe using C++ via MathLink on Windows. Hence, to create the link, this is what I use:
link = MLOpenString(env, "-linkmode launch -linkname 'C:\\Program Files\\Wolfram Research\\Mathematica\\9.0\\MathKernel.exe -mathlink'", &errno);
Once the link is successfully launched, MathKernel's tab appears on the taskbar. Can we suppress that? Is there a way?