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Windows 7: How To Move/Delete the "My Dell" Icon On The Taskbar

04 Mar 2014   #1

Win 7
How To Move/Delete the "My Dell" Icon On The Taskbar

Just bought a new Dell Inspiron 3000 (actually a 3847) and reinstalled Win 7 Professional. There is an icon at the far right of the taskbar for "My Dell" (it's a blue circle, outlined in white, with a white wrench inside). Right clicking on it brings up a list of Dell tasks (notification,checkup,backup,system info,support,settings and finally the overall My Dell program) but right clicking again does not bring up a list with properties,etc.

Cannot move or unpin it - cannot tell what it references,etc. Any ideas??

My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Mar 2014   #2

windows 7 home 64bit

Hi there .. It is Dell Software .. Read the Link below it will explain every thing ..

My Dell | Dell US
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06 Mar 2014   #3

Win 7

Thank you for the response.

Yes the link does explain what it is (as I surmised by it's name) ... but it doesn't explain how to get rid of it from my taskbar. Right click doesn't give the option of 'unpinning'.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

06 Mar 2014   #4

Win7 Pro-64 Bit

You can always hide it.
Right click on the Taskbar, then click Properties.
Click the Customize button.
Select from the list the program you want to hide and choose either hide icon and notifications, or only show notifications. Hope this helps.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Dec 2015   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

I wonder if there is a post over on the Windows 10 forums about this too, since you can no longer select "Never show icon and notifications" without going through hoops
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Dec 2015   #6

Windows 10 Pro X64

Use msconfig and check Start and Services for Dell entries. Disable to see which one is the My Dell source.
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