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Windows 7: Skype / MSN ...get off my task bar!

15 Nov 2010   #1
7leagueboot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Skype / MSN ...get off my task bar!

Hi,
I have just changed my previous Vista based laptop for a new one with Win 7 Ultimate. On my previous machine both MSN (Windows Live Messenger) and Skype's icons were tidily hidden in the system tray and only appeared on the taskbar once I wanted them to.

In Windows 7 they both appear on the task bar taking up valuable real estate. I can't get rid of either of them unless I close the programs and that's not an option. Skype does have its icon in the hidden system tray also but MSN doesn't even appear there. Having searched all available options I am unable to find a way to get them off the task bar and into the systray only.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


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15 Nov 2010   #2
Kari

 

Hello 7leagueboot, welcome to the Seven Forums.

For Messenger, read this: Windows Live Messenger - Taskbar or Notification Icon

For Skype, it's here:

Skype / MSN ...get off my task bar!-skype_taskbar.png

Kari


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15 Nov 2010   #3
7leagueboot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thank you very much Kari. You have resolved this issue for me.
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15 Nov 2010   #4
Kari

 

You are welcome. My bill is already in post. Cash only
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15 Nov 2010   #5
7leagueboot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Isn't it illegal to send cash by post?
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15 Nov 2010   #6
Kari

 

I'm not telling if you are not! Besides, you can send it in several letters, with different sender names, only hundred or so euros in every letter, so even if the authorities find one or two, I still get most of my money
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15 Nov 2010   #7
7leagueboot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Now that's a good idea! Why didn't YOU think of something like that?
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15 Nov 2010   #8
Kari

 

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