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Windows 7: Tray Icons - Some Help

24 Sep 2009   #11
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
Same thing I said in my post above, but I was told it wouldn't work
We get to the same screen your way and mine.
err...I think I read your way as stopping at modifying System Icons

If that is the case than why did they say your way won't work...I think they didn't even try it...


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24 Sep 2009   #12
Zardoc

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

I might be on the wrong track, but Messenger icon stays in tray because hotmail forces it to appear with an ActiveX command.

If you don't want Messenger icon to appear in systray when you open Hotmail,

Download ActiveXHelper
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/axhelper.html

Run it...Default settings...
Find "MSNMessenger.HotmailControl"...disable...
Find "MSNMessenger.Hotmail2Control"...disable...
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25 Sep 2009   #13
Voodoo

Windows 7 - X64
 
 

Hello

Thank you once again for trying to help. Nothing so far has worked. Maybe i just have to live with it.................or I remember exactly what I did to get rid of them in the first place.

Zardoc: Thanks for the suggestion I have downloaded it and will have a look later.


Greig
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25 Sep 2009   #14
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

One thing to add,

certain programs have always been difficult to hide their tray icons in previous OS's due to the way they internally manage the icon.

I've seen several in XP and Vista which would keep re-appearing when instructed to auto hide.

This was often the case with those applications that use multiple icons

This was solvable only by instructing the application itself not to show the icon or by individually setting each icon to hide when it appeared.

The system for the tray has been overhauled considerably and this may be a potential cause of this issue. I have just checked my own customize dialogue for the system tray and I have a total of three entries for Outlook plus one a .Net entry that shows the Outlook icon so may be related.

You may want to check that all icons that show a relationship to Outlook are set with Never Notify
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25 Sep 2009   #15
Voodoo

Windows 7 - X64
 
 

Hi

Barman58, thank you for that.

I have checked and all the appropriate ones are set correctly. I only have two Oulook Icons.

I can however report a fix with MSN Messenger. I turned of compatability and its gone! I had set this to "Vista" to try and solve some freezing issues a while back. The icon did not appear all those weeks ago but only a few days ago. Anyway, i turned it off and the icon has gone! I have since tracked this down on a Messenger site as well, as a cause of the icon appearing.

Going to hav a look at the ActiveX tool now.

Thanks, all replys are appreciated.

Greig
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25 Sep 2009   #16
Antman

 

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I believe Messenger only min's to the systray when run in vista compatibility...
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HI
Thanks for the replys. This hs not helped.
I may not have made it cler in the OP. I do not want these programs to show a tray icon at any time. They have not doe so till now, an i cannot stop them now it's started.

Thanks again

Greig
So, specifically confirm - by direct examination - that the conditions referenced do not apply.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Voodoo View Post
...Thank you once again for trying to help. Nothing so far has worked. ...
Two days ago...
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26 Sep 2009   #17
Voodoo

Windows 7 - X64
 
 

@ antman My apologies! I was reading some of the replies before going to work and missread your post, sorry. I'll go off and give myself 500 lines " I must read post properly before posting"!!


Greig
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26 Sep 2009   #18
Antman

 

Chuckle. A more fitting pennance would be to write it once. And read it 500 times.
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26 Sep 2009   #19
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

Hi Greig,

When you have finished your lines (no cut and paste allowed ).

Outlook does have an option, buried deep in the advanced options, an option to show an icon when a mail is received.

You may want to confirm that this is not enabled as it could well cause the main icon's status to be reset.

You would expect that Microsoft applications would be fully compliant with a new Microsoft OS, but this is unfortunately not always the case ,although they do tend to catch-up eventually
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27 Sep 2009   #20
Voodoo

Windows 7 - X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
Chuckle. A more fitting pennance would be to write it once. And read it 500 times.
" I must read po......................"

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
Hi Greig,

When you have finished your lines (no cut and paste allowed ).

Outlook does have an option, buried deep in the advanced options, an option to show an icon when a mail is received.

You may want to confirm that this is not enabled as it could well cause the main icon's status to be reset.

You would expect that Microsoft applications would be fully compliant with a new Microsoft OS, but this is unfortunately not always the case ,although they do tend to catch-up eventually
Thanks. Been and checked it. All as it should be. I generally love office. Only package i have used since 94, and this incarnation is superb. I will forgive it's little foibles this time! It may be easier to sort out once Win7 matures a tad.

Thanks

Greig
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