Solved

icon

Posted on 2000-03-25
3
239 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-28
I have icon's on the lower right hand side of my task bar, that i never use.
How can I delete them?
0
Comment
Question by:mike1097
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:sorgie
ID: 2656673
Right click on the icon and click delete . If you don't want them to go to the recycle bin hold the shift key before you click delete
0
 
LVL 21

Accepted Solution

by:
gemarti earned 50 total points
ID: 2656677
The icons on the lower right hand side of your screen where your clock is located are programs that are running in the background. Some of these programs are in the startup folder and some are located in the registry under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run.

To remove from the Starup folder:
1. START | SETTINGS | TASKBAR
2. Locate PROGRAMS | STARTUP
3. Delete files you don't want running at startup.

To Remove from the Registry (BE CAREFUL HERE OR YOU'll DISABLE YOUR ENTIRE SYSTEM) do the following:

1. START | RUN
2. type in REGEDIT
3. Locate HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
4. Remove programs you don't want running.

BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU DO IN REGEDIT!!!!!!
0
 
LVL 21

Expert Comment

by:gemarti
ID: 2656722
Oh yes, you will need to restart your machine for any of this to take effect.
0

Featured Post

Highfive + Dolby Voice = No More Audio Complaints!

Poor audio quality is one of the top reasons people don’t use video conferencing. Get the crispest, clearest audio powered by Dolby Voice in every meeting. Highfive and Dolby Voice deliver the best video conferencing and audio experience for every meeting and every room.

Join & Write a Comment

If you get continual lockouts after changing your Active Directory password, there are several possible reasons.  Two of the most common are using other devices to access your email and stored passwords in the credential manager of windows.
If you need to start windows update installation remotely or as a scheduled task you will find this very helpful.
As developers, we are not limited to the functions provided by the VBA language. In addition, we can call the functions that are part of the Windows operating system. These functions are part of the Windows API (Application Programming Interface). U…
The Task Scheduler is a powerful tool that is built into Windows. It allows you to schedule tasks (actions) on a recurring basis, such as hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, at log on, at startup, on idle, etc. This video Micro Tutorial is a brief intro…

758 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

19 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now