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Windows 7: Remove the "action center" icon from the taskbar area near the clock?

31 Dec 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 
Remove the "action center" icon from the taskbar area near the clock?

I use third party software to update and do other system functions so I don't need the Action Center icon nex to the clock, how do I get rid of it?

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31 Dec 2012   #2

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

The notification area is located on the right side of the taskbar by default, and it contains program icons that provide status and notifications about things like incoming e‑mail, updates, and network connectivity. When you install a new program, you can sometimes add an icon for that program to the notification area.

You can expand the notification area to view hidden icons

New computers often come with icons already in the notification area, and some programs automatically add an icon to the notification area during installation. You can change which icons and notifications appear in the notification area, and for certain special icons (called system icons), you can choose whether they show up at all.

You can change the order of the icons in the notification area, and the order of hidden icons, by dragging them to the position you want.

To remove or hide an icon from the notification area
Click the icon in the notification area and then drag it toward the desktop.
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31 Dec 2012   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Notification Area Icons - Hide or Show System Icons and Notifications

  • Right click Taskbar, select Properties from context menu
  • Click Notification Area > Customize
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  • Unselect Always show all icons and notifications on the Taskbar
  • Select Hide icon and notifications from Action Center drop down menu
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That's it.

Kari


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01 Jan 2013   #4

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

Dragging it to the desktop only hides it behind the small triangle. Customizing the Notification area ans selecting "hide icon and notifications" did exactly the same thing ( put it under the triangle)
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01 Jan 2013   #5
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello netadict,

You could use the tutorial below to turn off the "Action Center" system icon. However, if anything triggers an Action Center message, then the Action Center will still show to notify you of this message regardless of what you have set.

System Icons - Turn On or Off

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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01 Jan 2013   #6

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by netadict View Post
Dragging it to the desktop only hides it behind the small triangle. Customizing the Notification area ans selecting "hide icon and notifications" did exactly the same thing ( put it under the triangle)
Right click Taskbar, select Properties from context menu
Click Notification Area > Customize

Select "Turn System icons on or off"
Then on the dropdown next to Action Center select "Off"

Click OK and you should be good to go.
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