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demirkol

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I am using windows XP and I theres a couple of icons i want to make invisible. Is this possible at all?
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Right-Click the clock/icons area -> Customise Notifications.
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I know how to do that but i was wondering how to get rid of it altogether without uninstalling the program
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Check through the program's Options/Preferences and see if there is a box to check/uncheck that hides the icon for that program. The icon may be in the systray because it is listed in the Startup Menu to run at boot up. Go to Start, then click Run and type in msconfig and click OK. On Configuration window, go to Startup tab and see if you can locate any program that is set to start that corresponds to the icon. Uncheck box. Reboot. Window that pops up on re-boot, just check box in lower-left corner to not show again. Hope this works for you.

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demirkol

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When I do what you say would the program still be running in the background?
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If you unchecked the box for the program under the Configuration's Startup tab and rebooted, no the program should not be running. If you found and unchecked the box related to removing the icon from the systray, then the program is more then likely still running. You can verify this either way using the Task manager under the Processes tab.

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With your way can the program not appear on the system tray but also work in the background?
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Hi demirkol...

To have the application running and not displaying the icon in the notification area, all you need to do is hide the icons. Right click on the Task Bar and choose "Properties". In the Properties window, under the "Taskbar" tab, click on the "Customize" button in the Notification Area section. Find the application you want to remove from the system tray and click on it...from the drop-down menu that appears, select "Always Hide" and Apply the changes.

This will allow the program to run in the background, but the icon will not display in the notification area.

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Hi demirkol...
This will allow the program to run in the background, but the icon will not display in the notification area.

wannabe1

Neil suggested this already, but this is not what OP wants from his reply. :) I'm not clear as to whether OP wants program running or not so gave several ways depending on his choice.

Ron

Edited by Major Payne, 07 November 2007 - 01:55 PM.

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