Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Notification Area Icons - How to Delete?

28 Apr 2010   #1
twokatmew

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
Notification Area Icons - How to Delete?

Using this control panel applet, I can configure how these icons behave. But ... I can't actually delete the icon entries in this applet for apps I've uninstalled, etc. It's worse with some apps, for example: SpeedFan. This is a portable app, and I have it start with Windows. There are now *three* icon entries for it showing in this applet. I installed and later uninstalled Skype, yet it still persists in the Notification Area Icons app, with two instances, no less. (I used Revo Uninstaller to remove the app and registry entries, and I then cleaned the registry with Reg Organizer 5.0.)

In addition, I can see no rhyme or reason as to how the icons are listed in this applet. Every time I want to make a change to a program's icon, I must scroll through the entire list and find every instance. Why no way to sort, delete, etc.?

Or is there something I'm missing?

TIA!


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
28 Apr 2010   #2
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

If u right-click the Taskbar, Properties, take a look at the options in Notification Area (Customize).

HTH
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Apr 2010   #3
twokatmew

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Yes, that's exactly what I'm doing. I have multiple instances for some programs, some of which are no longer on my system. There's no way to sort the list, etc. I even have instances for progs that didn't even require installing and are no longer on my system. Perhaps I wasn't clear. I understand how to change how notification area icons behave. But there seems to be no way to clean up this list after programs are uninstalled, never installed, etc. For installed programs, it seems to me the icon instances should be uninstalled along with their programs. For other apps, etc., there should be someway to manipulate this list manually.

Is this clearer now?

TIA.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

28 Apr 2010   #4
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

But there seems to be no way to clean up this list after programs are uninstalled, never installed, etc.

^Ah, I see, could u perhaps try Revo Uninstaller to remove any program remnants - worth a try?

http://www.revouninstaller.com/
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Apr 2010   #5
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Apr 2010   #6
twokatmew

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

In response to manhunter2826:

I don't mean to be rude, but did you actually read my msg? I said in my first post I used Revo Uninstaller. It seems to me there should be some means in the Notification Area Icons control panel applet to modify or delete its entries. Surely someone has written a tweaker to do what MS forgot? But I'm just an old curmudgeony Win2K MCSE....
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Apr 2010   #7
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Look at my post above.

Or use CCleaner and tick Tray Notification Cache, under Advanced.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Apr 2010   #8
twokatmew

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
Thank you so much!!!!!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Apr 2010   #9
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

^Sure, apologies
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Apr 2010   #10
twokatmew

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
Look at my post above.

Or use CCleaner and tick Tray Notification Cache, under Advanced.
Thx. I should have provided context for my message above, in which I responded to manhunter2826. Sorry....

And thanks for your help. I'm already using CCleaner, so I turned on cleaning for the Tray Notification Cache. Unfortunately it didn't get rid of Skype (uninstalled) or the duplicate Speedfan entries. I'll try your tutorial next. Perhaps once I get it cleaned properly, CCleaner will keep it that way.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Notification Area Icons - How to Delete?




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Notification Area Icons - Hide or Show System Icons and Notifications
How to Hide or Show System Icons and Notifications in Windows 7 and Windows 8 The notification area is a part of the taskbar that provides a temporary source for notifications and status. It can also be used to display icons for system and program features that are not on the desktop. The...
Tutorials
Notification area icons
I installed "Core Temp" and then uninstalled using CP. I noticed I still had "core temp" listed in the notification area icons screen. Searched the registry for "core temp", nothing found. Ran CCleaner, no help. The notification area icons screen shows... "Core temp.exe" "Core 7: 58*C to...
General Discussion
Notification Area Icons.
Hi Folks, Can anyone explain why I'm getting the same icon (twice) for different items + 1 of them is incorrect.
General Discussion
Old Icons in Notification Area
Hello everyone. I have been looking at those old inslalled icons in my notification area and have noticed that they are quite numeral to say the least. :rolleyes: Can anyone here help me do this without much complication? Thanks :D
General Discussion
Notification Area Icons getting more and more
Did someone of you allready recognized that even after uninstalling several programs the icon is still shown in the Notification Area Icons Options? Even when it was just one time used the icon is shown. Is there a way to delete those old entrys out of the Notification Area Icon...
General Discussion
Notification area icons
the icon besides the clock looks so bad i have no idea how to fix i took a pic for you guyz maybe u can help http://img697.imageshack.us/img697/9758/capturefk.jpg thanx
Customization


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:40.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App