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Thread: Permanently Remove Tray Icons from Windows Taskbar by Registry Editor

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    Arrow Permanently Remove Tray Icons from Windows Taskbar by Registry Editor

    If your Taskbar tray is full of unwanted icons, if you wish to remove those icons permanently then here is a trick to do so very easily.

    Preview before Applying the Trick:

    Preview After Applying the Trick:

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Policies\Explorer]
    Save the Quoted Content as “taskbar.reg” by using Notepad. once saved now Run & Apply it.

    If you are unable to create “taskbar.reg” the Click here to download readymade “taskbar.regfile From here.

    Once Done “Log Off” your PC to See Effects.

    Source: Tweaking Windows

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    This is a long winded way of going about things, as all you need to do is to go to start, right click , choose notifaction area, and then choose hide inactive icons. And Vista will hide the ones not used after awhile any way. Thanks for the post

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    well in my opinion notification tray icons are very useful and let us know about the status of some useful running apps.....and now in W7 they are awesomely organised in a window box.....anyways thanks Rahul for the article....

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    Or you can try Ultimate Windows Tweaker too...

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