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Windows 7: How to "REMOVE" icons from tray?

17 Feb 2013   #11
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

I agree with Layback I am a little confused now tho where the icons are cos I just right click on the main taskbar and the tray icons and unpin the main bar icons to "exit" the tray icons.

Well at least it is that basic on my machines


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17 Feb 2013   #12
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

if logitech driver installed an icon into the systems tray without the option to have a quick launch icon or not then there is little you can do.
otherwise reinstall the driver and see if it has that option.
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17 Feb 2013   #13
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Each program controls what icons it place on the tray, you can only control them by going to each program and setting its own option to remove it. Windows can't prevent this at all. At most, like everyone here showed, it can HIDE the icons but not REMOVE them, as it's the owner program responsibility.

Other than disable it though the program's option (if available) or close it (which you lose functionality), you have to either hide or live with it.
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17 Feb 2013   #14
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Well put Alejandro85 and correct. When removing the icon from the taskbar does not remove it from the program or system. It is still there you just don't have to look at it any more on the taskbar.
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19 Feb 2013   #15
AlexRD

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

While i understand that each program controls their tray icon, it doesn't mean that i can't remove it just because it doesn't have the option to do so in the own software. If that was the case, most of windows 7 customizations would be gone.

Some years ago, i found exactly what i was looking for. It was a software that managed the tray icons, removing each one you wanted. I can't quite remember the name though.

Edit: @Laybackbear i don't mean the taskbar, i mean the tray. Near the computer's clock. Removing the icon from there by exitting the application actually stops its functionality, so clicking exit or removing it from startup is not an option.
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19 Feb 2013   #16
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Thank you for your reply. Would you like to remove (delete) the tray icon from the registry or just make it so you don't have to look at it on the tray that is on the taskbar. My understand at first was you just wanted to keep it off the taskbar tray so you don't have to look at it. Did you get the icon moved, turned off, deleted so it's no longer appearing on the tray on the taskbar? If it's gone how did you do it?
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19 Feb 2013   #17
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AlexRD View Post
While i understand that each program controls their tray icon, it doesn't mean that i can't remove it just because it doesn't have the option to do so in the own software. If that was the case, most of windows 7 customizations would be gone.

Some years ago, i found exactly what i was looking for. It was a software that managed the tray icons, removing each one you wanted. I can't quite remember the name though.

Edit: @Laybackbear i don't mean the taskbar, i mean the tray. Near the computer's clock. Removing the icon from there by exitting the application actually stops its functionality, so clicking exit or removing it from startup is not an option.
So what I suggested didn't work?? > right click on the icon and use exit or remove or whatever remove option is on any particular icon.
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