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Windows 7: Ensure Microsoft Security Essentials appears only in task tray please?

20 Mar 2016   #1
MadMudMob

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Ensure Microsoft Security Essentials appears only in task tray please?

The icon for Microsoft Security Essentials only appears in the task tray about 60% of the times I start or restart my pc.

So I carefully followed the advice here ....
MSE not showing up on taskbar first time
which I have got working and I then clicked on its Properties and selected Run: Minimized.

But, I am still getting the program page open and appear on my desktop after each start where it will stay unless I manually close it .... is there any way to stop this and make it go straight to just the task tray please?

All and any help or advice most gratefully received.



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01 Apr 2016   #2
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hello MMM mate have you tried looking in the start up tab in msconfig?? I have everything deleted in it to stop unnecessary stuff like this happening.

Look at point 9 in this Optimize Windows 7
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01 Apr 2016   #3
MadMudMob

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Thankyou ... as far as I know I did that with the help of good old CCleaner
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01 Apr 2016   #4
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Ok mate well it would not be such a bad idea just to check using that method CC is good as i use it all the time but I do like the tutorial method to be absolutely sure.

Now thinking further the task tray I assume you mean the Notifications area? If so it might just be a matter of customising it by hiding the MSE icon and just show notifications. If the task tray is the task bar then a right click on it and just unpin the icon from it. To restore that link shows you and I just click on Start > All programs > right click on the program or part of the program that has the icon > pin to task bar.

I find for often used programs like reedit and the command prompt I pin them to the Start menu for easy access. You could do that with MSE if you want to.
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01 Apr 2016   #5
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MadMudMob View Post
...I then clicked on its Properties and selected Run: Minimized....
As you found out, that will not prevent the app from showing its window.

By default, the MSE tray icon will be set to hidden.

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If the MSE tray icon is not showing anywhere, then stick with your method of using a shortcut in one of the startup folder - just add the "-hide" switch to the target line - so that you won't see the MSE window.

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Code:
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe" -hide


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01 Apr 2016   #6
MadMudMob

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

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01 Apr 2016   #7
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote:
As you found out, that will not prevent the app from showing its window
Hmm much simpler way of saying what I was trying to get at
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