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Windows 7: How to eliminate an icon trail in the taskbar

07 Jan 2010   #11
BWK

 

Have you rebooted since making adjustments to icon preferences.


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07 Jan 2010   #12
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Yep,, you need this....

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08 Jan 2010   #13
mlevy

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Are you properly removing the drive? I frequently plug in and remove flash drives, when properly dismounted they no longer show up in the unplug/eject HW dialog.

Click the icon, it'll pop up a menu, click the drive you want to remove. When it tells you it can be removed, do so. It should no longer show up in that icon now...
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08 Jan 2010   #14
rmrdvm

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks to all of you who tried to solve my taskbar icon problem. I've tried all of the suggestions, but no luck removing the icon.
This icon is in the "customize" area of the hidden icons in the taskbar. I can not drag the thumbdrive icon, can not hide it even though I select "hide"; can not right click on the taskbar or the icon to delete it.
If anybody has any other ideas, I'm all ears. I appreciate all of the suggestions offered.
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08 Jan 2010   #15
satchmo

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

I have observed on my own machine that if I don't use a device for a certain period of time (I am not sure how long, but it's more than a few days), the hidden icon disappears spontaneously.

Of course, if you use the USB drive on a regular basis, the icon won't disappear.
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08 Jan 2010   #16
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rmrdvm View Post
Thanks to all of you who tried to solve my taskbar icon problem. I've tried all of the suggestions, but no luck removing the icon.
This icon is in the "customize" area of the hidden icons in the taskbar. I can not drag the thumbdrive icon, can not hide it even though I select "hide"; can not right click on the taskbar or the icon to delete it.
If anybody has any other ideas, I'm all ears. I appreciate all of the suggestions offered.

Then you need the first app I had posted but removed cause I wasn't sure.....

Clear the Notification Icons list cache
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