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Turn off system tray options
  1. File1 > Preferences2 > Interface3
  2. Disable Start minimized4 and Minimize to system tray5
  1. If you have multiple monitors, then check if Soundpad is launched on another monitor.
  1. Close Soundpad or if necessary kill the process from the task manager (Ctrl+Shift+Esc)
  2. Run Soundpad with the launch parameter --clean
In the Steam edition of Soundpad you can do so by right-clicking Soundpad in the Steam library > Properties > Set Launch Options.
Your sound list remains untouched.