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Windows 7: Removing Items from Notification Area List?

02 May 2009   #11
pooch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by imacken View Post
Thanks for that. I have used CC for many years now - indispensable little prog. What you say though isn't quite correct though. There are a lot of programs in the notification area that are not autostart. They are still left hanging around even when the app has been uninstalled.
Yes I am glad that you got it sorted

Would you please care to enlighten me as to which programs are not Autostart? I am under the impression that they all are, accepted, they might not all show up in Ccleaner as some may well be in the Task Scheduler.
Thanks in advance.

Pooch


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02 May 2009   #12
imacken

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

The main problem is that apps/progs that have been uninstalled (which may have been autostart) still show up in the notification area. This cannot be resolved by the method you suggested as they don't show up in any startup list, e.g. CC.
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02 May 2009   #13
pooch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by imacken View Post
The main problem is that apps/progs that have been uninstalled (which may have been autostart) still show up in the notification area. This cannot be resolved by the method you suggested as they don't show up in any startup list, e.g. CC.
Right, thanks for this. I didn't include enough information in my first post. All these other auto start programs are started by the Task Scheduler (Right click on Computer Click on manage) and can be deleted there.

Next time I will know better.

Thankyou for the feedback

Pooch
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02 May 2009   #14
imacken

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

OK, now I'm going mad over this.
I decided to give an example to pooch of what happens as the icons left are not started by the Task Scheduler. So, a program that I knew left the icon after uninstall was Powerstrip. I installed it, then uninstalled and of course the PStrip.exe was still in the notification tray.
So, I assumed the previous method of removing it would work, but no. I just can't get that method to work at all. It worked once (see above), but once only.
Just in case I'm doing it wrong, this is what I do:
1) remove the 2 entries in the registry
2) close regedit
3) close explorer (by ctrl-shift, right click on start menu)
4) restart explorer from task manager
5) log off
6) log back on.
Am I doing something wrong here?
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02 May 2009   #15
pooch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by imacken View Post
OK, now I'm going mad over this.
I decided to give an example to pooch of what happens as the icons left are not started by the Task Scheduler. So, a program that I knew left the icon after uninstall was Powerstrip. I installed it, then uninstalled and of course the PStrip.exe was still in the notification tray.
So, I assumed the previous method of removing it would work, but no. I just can't get that method to work at all. It worked once (see above), but once only.
Just in case I'm doing it wrong, this is what I do:
1) remove the 2 entries in the registry
2) close regedit
3) close explorer (by ctrl-shift, right click on start menu)
4) restart explorer from task manager
5) log off
6) log back on.
Am I doing something wrong here?
Sorry was busy,

I can't say with this method, Try it this way;

Type manage in Start Search, Click on Computer Management, Click on Task Scheduler, Go to Active Tasks and scroll down until you find Powerstrip. Doubleclick on Power strip The window will change. In the right hand Pane you should see a big red cross with Delete written next to it click on Delete.
Close the window

Go to C:\ Program Files x86 look through the folder If you find a folder called Powerstrip Delete it, You will most probably have to answer a UAC question. If you cant delete it restart and try again.
When you have done everything restart. The problem Icon should be gone

Pooch
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02 May 2009   #16
imacken

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Thanks again pooch, but maybe I'm just not explaining myself very well here.
I reinstalled Powerstrip to demonstrate to you that the icon that gets left in the notification area list has nothing to do with either autostartup or task scheduler.
There is no item in the task scheduler list, neither is there a 'program files....\powerstrip' folder as the program does uninstall itself correctly.
This is not unique to powerstrip. There are (or were since I managed to get rid of them once!) several legacy icons in the list that are from progs that have been uninstalled and are not on the task scheduler list.
Any ideas?
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02 May 2009   #17
pooch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by imacken View Post
Thanks again pooch, but maybe I'm just not explaining myself very well here.
I reinstalled Powerstrip to demonstrate to you that the icon that gets left in the notification area list has nothing to do with either autostartup or task scheduler.
There is no item in the task scheduler list, neither is there a 'program files....\powerstrip' folder as the program does uninstall itself correctly.
This is not unique to powerstrip. There are (or were since I managed to get rid of them once!) several legacy icons in the list that are from progs that have been uninstalled and are not on the task scheduler list.
Any ideas?
Ok I am with you now. This is the first time I have come across this list problem.
I understood that these programs were still trying to start or appearing in the notification area.
You meant they were still on this list and appearing in the notification area or not dependant on the settings of the list.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by imacken View Post
So, a program that I knew left the icon after uninstall was Powerstrip. I installed it, then uninstalled and of course the PStrip.exe was still in the notification tray.
So, I assumed the previous method of removing it would work, but no. I just can't get that method to work at all. It worked once (see above), but once only.
Have you tried a new start between uninstalling Powerstrip and trying to remove it from the list?
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02 May 2009   #18
pooch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I have managed to replicate your problem where I have uninstalled a program, cleared the notification list, the entry was gone. Reinstalled/Uninstalled the program, I could no longer clear the entry. I tried several times to clear the entry by deleting the registry files, eventually I found that after a log off /on/restart, that the two registry entries were not being replaced.

I tried, Control Panel, click on Appearance and Personalisation, click on Folder Options, click on tab View, click on Show hidden files, folders and drives.

Go to C:\Users\Your user Name\AppData\Local
Delete Icon Cache
Restart Explorer
Restart the computer (Simply logging out does not seem to work)
Retry the Registry deleting the two files
Restart Explorer
Restart the computer
Check the notification list it should be reset again


Should there be a next time Ccleaner has an option under Cleaner, Advanced to clean the Tray Notifications Cache

This did not work while the Icon list could not be reset, but under normal curcumstances it should do the job without having to go to the Registry.

Equaly Deleting the Users file may also work.

I hope this helps

Pooch
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02 May 2009   #19
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I don't know why this doesn't work for you. I can get rid of the extra notification entries by doing it the manual way from the tutorial every time. delete the two entries, close regedit, kill and then restart explorer.exe, reboot. It works for me.
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02 May 2009   #20
BillDoE

Win7 7100 x86
 
 

Hmm this has also worked for me every time I have tried it. The only thing is I didn't even have to restart. I just killed explorer with Task Manger. In Task Mangaer I clicked File > New Task > Typed: explorer to restart and the stuck icons were gone.
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