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By manuela ·
Can you tell me how to remove items from the system tray in Windows 2000?

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by quintar51 In reply to System Tray

Hi

if some of the items are programs, then you can usualy right-click on them and either close or exit. Regarding icons such as task scheduler, or an unplugged network connection, it might be possible.

hope that helps,

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by bburdzel In reply to System Tray

There are a couple of locations to check. First, try to find out what they are and try to uninstall them manually using add/remove programs in the control panel. This is your safest bet. If you still can't find them the other places to find theseare the 'Start>Programs>Startup' folder. Do a search on c: for the word Startup, you will have two - one for your username, and one for all users. Both are loaded at startup. The next place is in the registry ** editing the registry can cause your computer to stop functioning. I don't recommend playing with the registry if you aren't familiar AND comfortable with registry editing.** Start 'regedit' and navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Everything in this key loads at startup. Delete anything that you KNOW should not be there. If you aren't sure what it does - leave it alone until you find what it is and deem it unneccessary.

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by TheChas In reply to System Tray

If you are looking to permanently remove the items from the system tray;
Start by checking the options (right click on the icon) for the parent program. You often have a settings or options menu where you can disable the item from running at startup.

Next, look in the Programs/StartUp menu. Simply deleteing the program entry from here will disable it.

The next step involves either RegEdit, or transporting MSConfig from a W98 machine.
In MSConfig, look at the startup tab.
In regedit, search for runonce and check all of the run* keys near each occourance for programs that you want to eliminate from the tray.
Caution!!! Regedit can disable your PC. So, backup the registry, and proceed with caution.

Chas

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