taskbar proporties

  pat2068 21:00 12 Jun 2003

could anyone please tell me how to remove unwanted icons from the taskbar proporties i have lots of them for programs i have removed from my comp win xp thanks mary

  powerless 21:02 12 Jun 2003

Start > Run > Type: MSCONFIG

Click ok

Click on STARTUP and remove the ticks that you see. Compare what you have with click here

  OneSirKnight 21:03 12 Jun 2003

right click on task bar /select properties and untick quick launch.

  powerless 21:03 12 Jun 2003


  VoG® 21:07 12 Jun 2003

No I think what eathangle means is if you right click taskbar, properties, and in Notification area bit click the Customize button. I've just checked mine and it lists everything that has ever been in the notification area in living memory. On mine also, several show the wrong icon ??

  powerless 21:10 12 Jun 2003
  pat2068 21:11 12 Jun 2003

Vog is right it lists loads of icions that i dont even use anymore is there a way to delete them thanks mary

  OneSirKnight 21:15 12 Jun 2003

you may find this helpful

click here

  VoG® 21:22 12 Jun 2003

Brilliant, thanks (although I'd never noticed before but never mind.

earthangle - print out Powerless's link.

To edit the registry, Start, Run, type in


and click the OK button.

Before you do anything, File/Export and save a copy somewhere convenient, like the desktop. If things go wrong you can double clock that to restore things back to where they are.

Then keep clicking on the + signs to expand the folders till you get to the required section. Click on the items to be deleted and press the Delete key. When done, just close (X) the program.

To open Task Manager press CTRL+ALT+DELETE together (once only or you'll reboot your 'puter).

Good luck.

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