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Windows 7: Need help removing icon from taskbar

11 Dec 2015   #1
lsippell

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Need help removing icon from taskbar

I've recently had an icon of the recycle bin appear on my task bar. It's not in the quick launch or the notification area and it is not pinned there.
I can find all kinds of instructions on how to put it there but nothing on how to remove it.


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11 Dec 2015   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello lsippell, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if the Recycle Bin may be an added toolbar instead. If so, you can just remove it using step 4 below.

Taskbar Toolbars
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12 Dec 2015   #3
lsippell

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
didn't work

The recycle bin icon is not in the notification area, just next to it and it is not pinned. Nor is it listed as a toolbar.
It's just there and it irritates me since I can't remove it
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12 Dec 2015   #4
Swifty

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

Try unlocking the taskbar then dragging and dropping it into the recycling bin.
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12 Dec 2015   #5
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

If that doesn't help, then please post a screenshot showing this to see if it may reveal anything.

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12 Dec 2015   #6
lsippell

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Still There

Here is a screenshot.
I can not get anything to work.

Need help removing icon from taskbar-screenhunter_104-dec.-12-09.39.jpg


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12 Dec 2015   #7
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

What do you have listed for toolbars?

Did you install any program that may have added it?

Double check in Programs and Features to see if anything may stand out.
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12 Dec 2015   #8
Swifty

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

If all else fails you could try a system restore to a date before you saw that appear on your taskbar.
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