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Windows 7: Removing Items from Notification Area List?

02 May 2009   #1
imacken

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 
Removing Items from Notification Area List?

How do I remove items from the notification area list?
No biggy, but I've noticed that I have apps listed in there that aren't installed anymore.
I've searched the registry for them, but that found nothing.


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02 May 2009   #2
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

This is for Vista, Have no idea if it will work in 7, I haven't tried it, but worth a shot maybe.

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02 May 2009   #3
imacken

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Thanks a lot for that. Unfortunately it didn't work.
They just all get rebuilt and come back!
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02 May 2009   #4
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

1. right click on the taskbar and select properties
2. click on the customize button
3. now you should see a list of program icons where you have the option to hide them
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02 May 2009   #5
imacken

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Thanks, but I want to remove them, not just hide them. I hate clutter and anything that adds to 'bloat'!
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02 May 2009   #6
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by imacken View Post
Thanks a lot for that. Unfortunately it didn't work.
They just all get rebuilt and come back!

Actually, I just tried it the manual way and it works.

Do these steps from the tutorial in order carefully.

Notification Icons - Reset - Vista Forums

Remember, after you complete step 8 -

End explorer.exe and then restart it from the Task Manager, then reboot.

Quote:
(Restart explorer.exe in the Task Manager.
NOTE: For how, see: How to Restart Explorer in Vista)

(restart the computer to apply the changes.)
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02 May 2009   #7
pooch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by imacken View Post
How do I remove items from the notification area list?
No biggy, but I've noticed that I have apps listed in there that aren't installed anymore.
I've searched the registry for them, but that found nothing.
Hello imacken,

The programs displayed in the notification area are autostart programs, to remove them use CCleaner - Download When you start Ccleaner click on tools, click on Startup. You can now highlight the entries that are no longer installed and then click on delete. Be carefull to only remove the uninstalled programs or other startup Programs will no longer work

I hope this helps

Pooch
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02 May 2009   #8
pooch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi Airbot didn't see your last

Pooch
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02 May 2009   #9
imacken

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pooch View Post
Hello imacken,

The programs displayed in the notification area are autostart programs, to remove them use CCleaner - Download When you start Ccleaner click on tools, click on Startup. You can now highlight the entries that are no longer installed and then click on delete. Be carefull to only remove the uninstalled programs or other startup Programs will no longer work

I hope this helps

Pooch
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.

Anyway, retrying the manual method above PLUS ticking 'tray notifications cache' in CC seems to have worked. I'm not sure why, as I did the exact same manual steps twice before without success. I wonder if it has to do with the extra CC step?
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02 May 2009   #10
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I just did the manual way from the tutorial the first time and it worked. I didn't have to check Ccleaner's Tray Notification Cache option for it to work. But it's cool that CCLeaner has that option, which I didn't even notice it had.

Glad you got it sorted though.



Hi poochster!
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