I have some programs running in my system tray that don't need to be there. At least I don't think they need to be there. One is my Lexmark printer Scan/Copy program. Why do I need this in my system tray? Why can't I just open the program when I want to use it? Another one is Instant Messenger. I never use this but my son does. How do you remove (not hide) items in your system tray? I don't want them eating up system resourses. I can right click on them and then select the exit. This removes them until the next boot but not permanately.