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Windows 7: Keeping things in the systray

24 Jan 2011   #1

Win XP
 
 
Keeping things in the systray

I have just built a new PC and installed Windows 7 home premium 64bit. When I was using Windows XP MSN messenger, Skype and Pamela (an answering machine for Skype) where all in the the systray only.

In Windows 7 they are in the systray and the taskbar taking up taskbar space. Is there any way in windows 7 to get them to be in the systray only? They are not pinned to the taskbar.



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24 Jan 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64-bit)
 
 

Hello there, there's a trick with the Windows Live Messenger.

Windows Live Mail - Minimize to System Tray in Windows 7


NOTE: i don't know if it'll work on Skype but i do know that it works on WLM
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24 Jan 2011   #3

Win XP
 
 

Thanks
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24 Jan 2011   #4
ie9

Windows 7 Ultimate (SP1)
 
 

Here's how you do it for Skype:

Tools > Options > Advanced > Uncheck 'Keep Skype in Taskbar When I'm Signed In'

Then you can close the Skype window and it'll stay in the notification area
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24 Jan 2011   #5

Win XP
 
 

I don't see that option? I am on Skype version 5.1.0.104

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24 Jan 2011   #6
ie9

Windows 7 Ultimate (SP1)
 
 

Hmm... I've got the same version. It should look like this:
Keeping things in the systray-capture.jpg

Maybe try a re-install


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25 Jan 2011   #7

Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ie9 View Post
Here's how you do it for Skype:

Tools > Options > Advanced > Uncheck 'Keep Skype in Taskbar When I'm Signed In'

Then you can close the Skype window and it'll stay in the notification area
Thank you, this worked perfectly. It had been bugging me for a while.

Running Skype 5.1.0.104
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25 Jan 2011   #8
ie9

Windows 7 Ultimate (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by liquidguru View Post
Thank you, this worked perfectly. It had been bugging me for a while.

Running Skype 5.1.0.104
You're welcome
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25 Jan 2011   #9

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Punkster View Post
Hello there, there's a trick with the Windows Live Messenger.
Windows Live Mail - Minimize to System Tray in Windows 7
By the way, this WLM tutorial is very helpful also:
Windows Live Messenger - Taskbar or Notification Icon
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