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Windows 7: Modify Taskbar

01 Apr 2014   #1
EssKayKay

Win7 64-bit
 
 
Modify Taskbar

Hello,

I have a couple items questions on items in the taskbar:
  • I have two icons located next to the Start button I would like to remove. However, after I remove them, they return on the next reboot. How do I permanently remove these items?
  • The date and time are displayed on the right side of the taskbar. How do I remove the date but leave the time?

Thanks,
SKK


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01 Apr 2014   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello SKK, and welcome to Seven Forums.

What programs are the pinned icons on the taskbar for? Please post a screenshot to show what you are seeing to see if that may ID a cause.
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I'm not sure that you can remove the date, but you could play with it's format to see if one may work better.
Date Format for Taskbar System Tray - Show Full Day and Month Names
Hope this helps for now,
Shawn
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01 Apr 2014   #3
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

If you use small icons on the taskbar, it only displays the time.

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01 Apr 2014   #4
EssKayKay

Win7 64-bit
 
 

Ah, thanks David, that fixed the time/date thing. I still have the two icons I'd like to get rid of. Maybe someone has an idea on that.

Thanks again,
Steve K.
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01 Apr 2014   #5
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Can you post the screenshot Brink asked for in post #2, and do you know what programs they are for ?
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01 Apr 2014   #6
EssKayKay

Win7 64-bit
 
 

Attached is a screen shot of the taskbar. The icons are for HP Tasks (I don't know exactly which ones).


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01 Apr 2014   #7
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Steve,

If you don't use them, then uninstalling those programs should stop them from reappearing pinned to the taskbar.

If you do, then check the settings in the program to see if there may be one to have it pinned to the taskbar.
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02 Apr 2014   #8
EssKayKay

Win7 64-bit
 
 

Hey Brink,

Good idea - I don't use either so yes I deleted them both.

Thanks again,
SKK
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02 Apr 2014   #9
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Perfect.
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