Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: How to remove delete icons from taskbar notification

23 Jul 2009   #1
Dorfdad

Windows 7 7264
 
 
How to remove delete icons from taskbar notification

I installed a few apps yahoo IM for example. It installed a taskbar notification icon, but when I deleted the application and rebooted it still shows a choice in the Customized section of the Notification Area in the Menu.


I found a fix for this, not sure if its the best way but it works! SO I hope some of you will enjoy this!

Be Warened you need to regedit!

#1. Regedit to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\TrayNotify

#2. Delete the entries for IconStreams and PastIconsStream. (close Regedit)

#3. CTRL + ALT + DEL Start taskmanger Find Explorer in the Processes tab and end the task

#4. While in Task Manager click file, New Task (RUN) and type explorer

#5. Reboot

#6. Your GHOST icons should be gone now, however your customized settings will also be gone so you will need to change them again.

Source


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

23 Jul 2009   #2
johngalt

 

Do you mean something like this?

Notification Area Icons - Reset
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Jul 2009   #3
Dorfdad

Windows 7 7264
 
 

Yup except you need to do the rest of the steps listed above..
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


23 Jul 2009   #4
johngalt

 

Ummm - the reboot does the same as killing explorer and restarting it....
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Jul 2009   #5
Dorfdad

Windows 7 7264
 
 

OK.. Thats fine don't kill the messenger just trying to help some people out when I had the problem
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Jul 2009   #6
johngalt

 

Lol - not killing the messenger - I think you had originally posted a question and while I was posting my response you edited your original post - or else I am getting old and did not actually see the steps you had listed.

Either way, your info is just as good as the info from the other site - so both are 'correct'.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Aug 2009   #7
greekunick

 

Thanks Dude! I was having the same problem and did a search on Google to find your post. It worked perfectly. The key was as you said, the last few steps must be done or otherwise you cannot delete the errors...

-greekunick

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dorfdad View Post
I installed a few apps yahoo IM for example. It installed a taskbar notification icon, but when I deleted the application and rebooted it still shows a choice in the Customized section of the Notification Area in the Menu.


I found a fix for this, not sure if its the best way but it works! SO I hope some of you will enjoy this!

Be Warned you need to regedit!

#1. Regedit to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\TrayNotify

#2. Delete the entries for IconStreams and PastIconsStream. (close Regedit)

#3. CTRL + ALT + DEL Start taskmanger Find Explorer in the Processes tab and end the task

#4. While in Task Manager click file, New Task (RUN) and type explorer

#5. Reboot

#6. Your GHOST icons should be gone now, however your customized settings will also be gone so you will need to change them again.

Source
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Aug 2009   #8
Dorfdad

Windows 7 7264
 
 

Glad i helped you Greekunick, PS welcome to the forum. I wanted to let you all know I do tend to play around a lot and mess things up. SO I will be posting some how-to's as I live and learn on windows 7.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Aug 2009   #9
johngalt

 

Speaking of which - don't forget we already have an extensive tutorial section here....
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Nov 2009   #10
Canuck4ever

Windows 7
 
 

Worked like a charm. I had tried the registry editing and the reboot but it did not work until I stopped and ran explorer through Task manager. Well done and thanks

I guess two questions remain -

1) Why are they not removed in removal process?
2) Why are registry cleaners not picking this up?

Tks again for solution <S>
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 How to remove delete icons from taskbar notification




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
How to remove icons from notification tray?
My friend had an issue where he recently installed a program, and then went on to uninstall it. He cleaned out all the registry issues and leftover files. However, in his notification tray (Win7 Professional), the app icon remains. Not in the actual notification tray, given that the app never...
General Discussion
Notification Area Icons - How to Delete?
Using this control panel applet, I can configure how these icons behave. But ... I can't actually delete the icon entries in this applet for apps I've uninstalled, etc. It's worse with some apps, for example: SpeedFan. This is a portable app, and I have it start with Windows. There are now...
Performance & Maintenance
Remove notification icons from taskbar
i want to remove notification icons from taskbar. but not all the icons. can any one help me??????
Customization
How to remove particular icons from notification aea?
How to remove particular program icons from the notification area? (it's not about hiding them) I use the new taskbar (superbar) of Windows 7 primarily as an application launcher and window manager and it shows quite clearly which programs are running and which are not. Now, in the notification...
Customization
Remove uninstalled notification icons
I have two icons in the notification area that has been uninstalled but still shows up. How can I remove them? Both are Tunebite.exe Thanks. B-72
General Discussion
Remove notification area icons?
Hi, I clicked on the bottom right of my taskber, where is says "show hidden icons". I then clicked on customize and found 2 program icons that I had previously uninstalled. One was; Registrybooster and the other Revouninstaller. I opened Regedit and found nothing conserning these 2 programs....
General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:37.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App