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Windows 7: Hide IE icon on taskbar

05 May 2011   #1

Hide IE icon on taskbar

Hi here,
I would like to know if somebody know a script or registry which can helps me to hide IE icon on the taksbar and start menu?
Thanks for your feddback.

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05 May 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)

You can "unpin" any icon from the Taskbar (right-click on it, unpin). You can also simply delete any icon in the Start menu.

However, once you start a program, an icon typically appears in the taskbar. If that's what you want to hide, then perhaps someone else can help you, I don't know how to do that.

There is nothing special about the IE, its icons work just as any other program's icons.
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05 May 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1


Just right click the IE icon on either the taskbar or the start menu and click on either unpin from taskbar or unpin from start menu. Is this what you mean.

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05 May 2011   #4


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marco91270 View Post
Hi here,
I would like to know if somebody know a script or registry which can helps me to hide IE icon on the taksbar and start menu?
Thanks for your feddback.
Here are some tutorials that should help you get started. At the end of each tutorial are related tutorials that offer additional, more specific information. And at the very bottom of the page are additional search inquiries on related subjects.

How to Customize the Windows 7 Start Menu
How to Customize the Taskbar
Taskbar - Center Icons

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05 May 2011   #5


I know I just need to right click on IE icon on the task menu and hide the icon. But this is not what I want.
I need to do that by script or on the registry. Because the process will be for many laptop in our company.
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05 May 2011   #6

Windows 10 Pro (x64)

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05 May 2011   #7

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro

You can go to Control Panel>Program and Features>Turn Windows Features On and off>uncheck Internet explorer it will ask you if you want to say yes than it'll take a moment for it to process and then it will ask for a restart I just tried it and it removed Internet Explorer from the start menu and taskbar.
I hope that helps

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