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Odd entries appearing in Windows 7 taskbar

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Hi,

I recently started seeing odd entries on my Windows 7 laptop and didn't do anything I know of to put them there.  See the attached jpg image for what I mean.  There is a Libraries icon, as well as an Administrator, Computer, Network and Control Panel icon.

I looked in the properties for the task bar but didn't see anything I could play with that makes them disappear.   ?

Thanks!

--Ben
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Try a right click on your Toolbar and choose Toolbars instead of Properties.  See if Desktop is ticked.  If it is then untick it.
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The setting is a property of the task bar.
Right click the taskbar > toolbars > uncheck Desktop

Do you see this on all your network machines
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by:Qlemo
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You've somehow managed to add a Desktop quick access bar. Just right-click on the handle or Desktop text, and untick or delete (can't remember which one).
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by:John Hurst
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Also Right Click on it and see if you can Unpin it. That is likely to work as well.
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by:Ben Conner
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Wow.  How on earth did I check that on?  Much appreciated!!

--Ben
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