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Windows 7: How to hide the volume control icon in system tray?

31 Jul 2016   #1
OldGrantonian

Win 7 64-bit Home Premium
 
 
[Solved] How to hide the volume control icon in system tray?

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I want to hide the volume icon in the system tray, so that my grandson can only use the volume control in the YouTube videos.

I tried the following:

- Right-click on taskbar
- Select "Properties"
- Click "Customize"
- For Volume, select "Hide icon and notifications".

But nothing happens. The icon is still present on my Toshiba, and on my Dell. Reboot does not help.

Please advise.
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31 Jul 2016   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You were so close


Right click the taskbar>properties>Notification Area>Customize>Turn System Icons on or off

System Icons - Turn On or Off

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31 Jul 2016   #3
OldGrantonian

Win 7 64-bit Home Premium
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Right click the taskbar>properties>Notification Area>Customize>Turn System Icons on or off
Your response solved my issue. Now all is OK :-)

Pls see the crazy screendshot.

I made modifications in "Select which icons and notifications...."

I had no reason to look further down, and see "Turn system icons on or off". (OK, to be fair, maybe they used "taskbar", whereas I was interested in "System Tray". But further down, they don't say "System Tray", they say "System".

Bill at his very best :-)
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