notification area

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by mr gee, Jan 13, 2002.

  1. mr gee

    mr gee Guest

    Hi in the notification area, you know by the time bottom right hand side I have a load of icons which are always hide but there are still some there that I dont use at all how can you delete these? the list just seems to be getting longer and although they are hidden I would like to be able to just delete those I dont want there
    Mr gee
     
  2. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

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    You have to open the programs that put an icon in the system tray and tell it not to. What programs don't you want there? If I have any of them i'll help you find a way to turn the feature off.
     
  3. mr gee

    mr gee Guest

    its the network connection icon for home networking which I'm not doingit looks like 2 tvs with a red cross through 'em
     
  4. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

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    Ok, go to Control Panel> System> 'hardware' tab> 'device manager' button> expand 'Network Adapters'> highlight and right click on your adapter and 'disable' it.
     
  5. mr gee

    mr gee Guest

    brilliant thanks
     
  6. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

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    You're welcome. ;)
     
  7. existenz

    existenz Guest

    This is for deleting all the past items in that notification list...
    It's a knowledge base article from Microsoft...

    To clear the Past Items list, perform the following steps:

    Delete the IconStreams and PastIconsStream values from the following registry key:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\TrayNotify
    Open Task Manager, click the Processes tab, click Explorer.exe , and then click End Process .

    In Task Manager, click File , click New Task , type explorer , and then click OK .


    Although, I logged off, then back on...instead of restarting explorer.exe