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Windows 7: Remove MSN Messenger icon from taskbar?

19 May 2011   #11

windows 7 32 bit
MSN Hide

you are the man napilopez

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12 Dec 2011   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium

That helped me as well, why doesnt Microsoft change this?
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15 Dec 2011   #13

windows 7 starter 32 bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skizo View Post
Is there a way to remove the MSN Messenger icon from the taskbar while remaining logged in to Messenger?

I want the program to remain open, but I don't need it sitting in the taskbar all the time. In previous versions of Windows it would minimize to the notification area.
Just right click on the ion and click delete. Hope this helps!
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31 Dec 2011   #14

Windows 7 64bit
Windows MSN Messenger in compatibility mode

This worked, however, if you notice, you will see that when in Compatibilty mode (regardless of what OS you use, other than windows 7), that the memory usage climbs and climbs and climbs... Just sit there and watch it climb past 2gb. Not sure what bit of bad coding there is for MSN messenger in compatibility mode, but it uses a ton of memory over time.

If put back off compatibility mode, the memory usage stablizes.

I have tried this work-around on three systems and later noticed that the memory usage was getting higher usage... I tracked it down to the compatiblity mode work-around.

All three systems running windows 7, two Windows 7 64bit and 1 with Windows 7 32bit.

If anyone has another work-around, I am all eyes.
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04 Jul 2012   #15

windows 7

It working perfectly.
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04 Jul 2012   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Do you knew anything like this for WMP?
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08 Jul 2012   #17
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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aakshat View Post
Do you knew anything like this for WMP?
Have a look here:

Moving WMP from application taskbar to notication area

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14 Jul 2012   #18

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

OMG - THANK YOU! This was also bugging the hell out of me, so major props for sharing this undoubtedly little known tweak. Awesome!
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14 Jul 2012   #19
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Welcome to Seven Forums Vixyswillie.

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26 Dec 2013   #20

7. No idea if it is 64 or 32
Removing MSN

How do you Know if you have 32 or 64 bit?
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