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Windows 7: Can't Get Rid of 'Libraries' Icon

05 Sep 2011   #1
Athena28

 
 
Can't Get Rid of 'Libraries' Icon

Hi,
I've done a system restore, unlocked the taskbar & still can't get rid of the libraries icon on the right side of my taskbar. I think it may be in the system tray (but when I open the notification tray there's no option for it). When I right click it -- all I see is: open, restore default libraries, copy or create shortcut. No way to upin or delete it. Any thoughts?

Thanks.




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05 Sep 2011   #2
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Hello Athena28

That icon is in you desktop toolbar which shows all icons on your desktop.If you want to remove the toolbar all together from the taskbar just right click on the taskbar>toolbars>uncheck desktop.

If you still want the toolbar but don't want any icons visible right click the taskbar and uncheck lock the taskbar,then just drag the marker to the right slightly.This will put all the icons in the list with the small arrow and off the taskbar.

Danny
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05 Sep 2011   #3
Athena28

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xxxdannyxxx View Post
Hello Athena28

That icon is in you desktop toolbar which shows all icons on your desktop.If you want to remove the toolbar all together from the taskbar just right click on the taskbar>toolbars>uncheck desktop.

If you still want the toolbar but don't want any icons visible right click the taskbar and uncheck lock the taskbar,then just drag the marker to the right slightly.This will put all the icons in the list with the small arrow and off the taskbar.

Danny
Thanks for your response. You're right if I uncheck the desktop -- it disappears. So that's great.

However, I tried the 2d part of your solution before & that screenshot I previously posted remains. I still get a piece of the libraries icon.
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05 Sep 2011   #4
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Ok if you unlock the taskbar again and right click on the dotted separators.Tick show text and show title you will the be able to drag it to the right and the icons will disappear
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05 Sep 2011   #5
Athena28

 
 

Hmm...I don't see the dotted separators on the taskbar any longer (when I unlock the taskbar).

Wait, I found them. If I tick Desktop the dotted separators come back. I dragged libraries all the way to the right but when I lock the taskbar that small piece of icon still appears (if Desktop is ticked). I need to untick Desktop for it to be gone.
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05 Sep 2011   #6
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Strange, did you tick show text and show title like in my post above.I can lock the taskbar and have no icons showing.

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Edit - I see what you mean now when you lock the task bar it just pops into view.Not much you can do about that unless you remove the full toolbar. You could drag the full tool bar over to the left side and show all the icons. Just drag the separator bar passed and pinned icons and over to the left. If not just hide it.


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05 Sep 2011   #7
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Just another thought try locking the taskbar first then right click>toolbars>desktop.That works for me.Locked and no icons peering out
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05 Sep 2011   #8
Athena28

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xxxdannyxxx View Post
Just another thought try locking the taskbar first then right click>toolbars>desktop.That works for me.Locked and no icons peering out
That looks good. I just see this which is what I want. Thank you again.


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05 Sep 2011   #9
xxxdannyxxx

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No problem

Danny
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