icons in task bar

  plumbism 11:07 08 May 2004
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how can i stop icons i don't want from appearing.
when i click on always hide its ok till i start comp again and they come back as hide when inactive.

  SANTOS7 11:18 08 May 2004

start/run/type in msconfig startup tab and deselect what you don't want to appear

  plumbism 11:26 08 May 2004

i meant the icons in the system tray. i want the progs running but i don't want the icons cluttering up the tray.

  hector 911 11:33 08 May 2004

if you have XP right click on task bar select properties, then customise, you can then choose what icons you want hide or show, remember to tick hide inactive icons.

plus on some software programs you have options whether or not to display icon on taskbar.

  Chris the Ancient 11:33 08 May 2004

Right click Start button.

Properties

Taskbar

Notification area

Customize.

And set up as required

  Chris the Ancient 11:34 08 May 2004

Simultaneous replies!

  SANTOS7 11:35 08 May 2004

same thing plumbism under startup tab you will see list of progs just untick the ones you don't want to appear

  hector 911 11:37 08 May 2004

I should have added that in customise if you click the option to the right of the icon you have a choice 3 options you want. "show icon" - "always hide icon" or "hide when inactive"

hope this helps..................

  bertiecharlie 11:49 08 May 2004

I think plumbism knows what to do. He is saying that, after altering the settings, XP reverts them to "hide when inactive" the next time he starts up his computer.

  plumbism 12:26 08 May 2004

yes bertiecharlie but how do i stop them from reappearing.

  SANTOS7 12:32 08 May 2004

if you go to start/run/type in msconfig under the startup tab deselect the items you don't want to appear in you systray, reboot, and they do not load on startup so they do not appear if after this they keep reappearing you have a more deep rooted problem

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