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Windows 7: Keeping things in the systray

24 Jan 2011   #1
enner100

Win XP
 
 
Keeping things in the systray

I have just built a new PC and installed Windows 7 home premium 64bit. When I was using Windows XP MSN messenger, Skype and Pamela (an answering machine for Skype) where all in the the systray only.

In Windows 7 they are in the systray and the taskbar taking up taskbar space. Is there any way in windows 7 to get them to be in the systray only? They are not pinned to the taskbar.




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24 Jan 2011   #2
Punkster

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64-bit)
 
 

Hello there, there's a trick with the Windows Live Messenger.

Windows Live Mail - Minimize to System Tray in Windows 7


NOTE: i don't know if it'll work on Skype but i do know that it works on WLM :)
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24 Jan 2011   #3
enner100

Win XP
 
 

Thanks
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24 Jan 2011   #4
ie9

Windows 7 Ultimate (SP1)
 
 

Here's how you do it for Skype:

Tools > Options > Advanced > Uncheck 'Keep Skype in Taskbar When I'm Signed In'

Then you can close the Skype window and it'll stay in the notification area :)
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24 Jan 2011   #5
enner100

Win XP
 
 

I don't see that option? I am on Skype version 5.1.0.104

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24 Jan 2011   #6
ie9

Windows 7 Ultimate (SP1)
 
 

Hmm... I've got the same version. It should look like this:
Keeping things in the systray-capture.jpg

Maybe try a re-install


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25 Jan 2011   #7
liquidguru

Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ie9 View Post
Here's how you do it for Skype:

Tools > Options > Advanced > Uncheck 'Keep Skype in Taskbar When I'm Signed In'

Then you can close the Skype window and it'll stay in the notification area :)
Thank you, this worked perfectly. It had been bugging me for a while.

Running Skype 5.1.0.104
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25 Jan 2011   #8
ie9

Windows 7 Ultimate (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by liquidguru View Post
Thank you, this worked perfectly. It had been bugging me for a while.

Running Skype 5.1.0.104
You're welcome :)
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25 Jan 2011   #9
Imperfect1

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Punkster View Post
Hello there, there's a trick with the Windows Live Messenger.
Windows Live Mail - Minimize to System Tray in Windows 7
By the way, this WLM tutorial is very helpful also:
Windows Live Messenger - Taskbar or Notification Icon
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