Deleting taskbar icons

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    I think I have maxxed out the number of icons
    being displayed in the taskbar tray in the lower
    right corner of my screen (next to the clock).

    I say this because I just added another program
    that is not displaying its running icon there.

    -- I am not talking about the Quick Launch icons --

    How do I remove programs being displayed in the
    taskbar? I don't think all of them are running
    at once so I am unsure why there are being displayed.

    Thanks in advance for your help.
     
  2. Colin Davidson

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    Hey Ron -

    I am presuming WinXP here but just right click in the Tray and select Customize Notifications.

    You will then get a box that has all of the Tray items listed. Clicking on one of the items you will get a drop down that gives you the choices of:

    Hide when Inactive
    Always Hide
    Always Show

    Easy way to cut down the clutter in the tray and just get what you want to see.

    Hope that helps.

    Colin
     
  3. Ronald Epstein

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    Colin,

    As always, thanks.

    It's not working, or perhaps I am doing
    something wrong.

    In XP:

    1. Right click on botton toolbar
    2. Click PROPERTIES ->TASKBAR
    3. I already had HIDE INACTIVE ICONS checked
    4. I then went to the CUSTOMIZE button
    5. Selected a half dozen icons and put in ALWAYS HIDE mode.

    I clicked OKAY.

    The icons still appear in the taskbar tray despite
    the fact I put them in auto hide.
     
  4. Glenn Overholt

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    You might have to reboot for that one.

    What I did was to create a folder in the taskbar section, and dump icons that are not in the taskbar in it.

    Glenn
     

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