Right click an empty space on the taskbar. Now click, Properties, Taskbar, Customize, and look under Current Items, click under Behavior an item you wish to hide. You will then have the option to change how this icon appears by clicking the V and looking at the options.
Actually, the above method only allows you to HIDE the icons. They are still there though, and still make booting up slower. To actually REMOVE them from the tray, you have to go to the Start Menu/Run... then type "msconfig". Then just uncheck the items you want to remove from the Taskbar.
If you want to remove a single program from the taskbar you simply right click on the unwanted program and click on delete.
Note this will not remove the program from the computer just the taskbar shortcut.
The icons on the right, next to the clock are known as the 'system tray' icons. These icons are actually programs that are currently running and therefore in most cases you will not want to remove them however you may want to 'hide' them. Do this by RIGHT clicking on the system tray and choosing PROPERTIES and then CUSTOMIZE button. You can choose "always show" (I recommend this for antivirus and volume control for sure) "hide when inactive" this is what they will most be set as at first, you should change these to "always hide" when you know you don't need to see any changes for monitoring.
If you have Windows XP:
If you have Windows Vista/Windows 7:
Right-click the icon and select "Unpin from taskbar".
One can remove unwanted icons from ones desktop using several methods. For example, one can drag the unwanted icons into the Recycle Bin and delete them from the Recycle Bin.
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Open each of the programs and you will find a tick-box somewhere that allows you to turn the taskbar icon on or off. When loading new software, it will ask you at a point in the installation if you would like to have a taskbar icon: Click No (Thanks
Taskbar holds icons for running applications on your system.
Right click an empty portion of the taskbar, select properties, taskbar, customise, left click whichever icon you wish to remove and then set it to hide always. You cannot delete them, but can hide them permanetly.
Whatever icons YOU choose to pin !... It's entirely up to you !
This will show you how to turn a system icon on the taskbar on or off.
No, the taskbar does. The system tray is also located in the task bar. Quick launch was removed in Windows 7, and replaced by a new taskbar that lets you pin icons to it.
the taskbar is the bar which runs across the bottom of your screen. the bottom right is where icons for programs which are running usually appear.
By that I'm not sure if you mean apps but if you do then hold down on one of the apps and then click on the X it the top left corner. If you mean icons in text then backspace it out. Hope it helps! Xoxo