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

16 Feb 2013   #1
AlexRD

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
How to "REMOVE" icons from tray?

Hi,

I want to remove (delete, not hide) some icons from the taskbar.

There are some programs that, annoyingly, keep a tray icon so you can have easy access. This is good for some programs, like steam, or origin, but really annoying for a driver that is supposed to run in silent mode.
(Yes logitech gaming software, i'm talking about you). Also, logitech gaming software doesn't have a setting to remove the tray

And, for some reason, safely remove hardware shows my HD as a removable device.

I want a program that permanently removes that.

Any way to that?

Thanks,
Alex.


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16 Feb 2013   #2
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

best i can think of is to drag the icon up from the systems tray and it will open the hidden icons window .
place it in there so you dont have to see it.
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16 Feb 2013   #3
ICIT2LOL

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

Hum if you mean the hidden icons on the right hand side of the taskbar with mine I just right click the icon in the opened tray and "Exit" that just removes it for me.
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16 Feb 2013   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Use msconfig and see if you have those icons starting up there.
Also right click on the icon on the taskbar and select unpin this program from task bar.

Right click on empty spot on taskbar and select Customize Notification icons.
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16 Feb 2013   #5
ICIT2LOL

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Use msconfig and see if you have those icons starting up there.
Also right click on the icon on the taskbar and select unpin this program from task bar.

Right click on empty spot on taskbar and select Customize Notification icons.
Hum thanks Bear didn't know you could do that from msconfig
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16 Feb 2013   #6
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Just cutomize the notifications area.

right click the taskbar, choose properties, customize the notification area, and just choose which icons you want to hide.

And you should be able to delete any icon from the takbar.
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16 Feb 2013   #7
HAVOC

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

To remove "safely remove hardware" message on a HDD:
Click Start, right click Computer, click Manage, click Device Manager, click the little arrow next to Storage controllers, right click your HDD controller and choose Properties, click on the Policies tab, uncheck "Enable safely remove disk", click OK and restart the computer if needed.
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16 Feb 2013   #8
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Use msconfig and see if you have those icons starting up there.
Also right click on the icon on the taskbar and select unpin this program from task bar.

Right click on empty spot on taskbar and select Customize Notification icons.
Hum thanks Bear didn't know you could do that from msconfig
Many programs when installed will give you options to create a desktop or taskbar icon ect. If you choose to check them they will create those and boot with the system. You can also check in Start Orb and then Start Up and see what is in there.


*** On my computer when you right click the taskbar and select customize/notification all the icons on my taskbar are not listed.
Those non listed icon you just right click and remove them with unpin. If for ever reason the unpin is not listed drag and drop them to desktop and then remove them.
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17 Feb 2013   #9
AlexRD

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Guys, i emphasized on remove and not hide.
I don't want to hide the icons, i want to remove them.

Also, exiting them or removing them from startup won't help because logitech gaming software stops working after its closed or not started up.

The device manager thing worked though.
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17 Feb 2013   #10
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

What have you tried? Did anything work? What worked?
Is you problem fixed?
We gave you many ways how to remove your icons from the Taskbar did any of them work?
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