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Windows 7: Completely remove icons from tray

09 Apr 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Mac OS X 10.6.2 x64
 
 
Completely remove icons from tray

How can I COMPLETELY remove icons from the tray. Iv tried going to the customize page, and choose Hide Icons and Notifications, but it still shows up. Any ideas?

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09 Apr 2010   #2
whs

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Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Go to this page ( Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Notification Area Icons\System Icons ) to turn off the ones that are listed. For the rest you have to disable the program in the startups or "Hide icon and notification".

System Icons - Turn On or Off
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09 Apr 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Mac OS X 10.6.2 x64
 
 

Yea, i just said I have already done that, yet it shows up in the menu when you click the arrow, but not on the taskbar. I want it completely gone. And I dont want to disable it (partly because I cant disable the safely remove hardware icon)
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09 Apr 2010   #4

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

From our own forum

How to remove delete icons from taskbar notification

Hope it works for you.
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09 Apr 2010   #5
whs

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cclloyd9785 View Post
Yea, i just said I have already done that, yet it shows up in the menu when you click the arrow, but not on the taskbar. I want it completely gone. And I dont want to disable it (partly because I cant disable the safely remove hardware icon)
Can't have your cake and eat it. As long as they are running in the startups, they will show up - at least in the hidden box.
Not that it matters, but why would you do that anyhow.

PS: Just saw this thread, have a look. How to remove delete icons from taskbar notification
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09 Apr 2010   #6

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

I see some utilities out there that claim to do it, but none free. Try the big download sites like download.com, snapfiles, softpedia etc..
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09 Apr 2010   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Mac OS X 10.6.2 x64
 
 

Yea that doesnt work

Just to be clear, what I want is for a couple of these icons to be GONE

the big green H square, and the safely remove hardware icon. Gone from the tasbkar and the popup panel.

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10 Apr 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/Windows 8.1 64bit
 
 

I have no idea what the H is but I would assume that the icon for removing things wouldn't show if you don't have anything plugged in.

I've just got a utility to work with anything that's plugged into the USB ports, SafelyRemove, it will tell you what you have making it easy to unplug the correct item.
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10 Apr 2010   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Mac OS X 10.6.2 x64
 
 

I dont want to remove the feature, cause i always hav eit plugged in. I just want them gone from the tray. and the H is AutoHotKey.
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10 Apr 2010   #10
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W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello cclloyd9785.



Have a look at the tutorial at the link below.

Notification Area Icons - Reset
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