How do you hide the Entire system tray?

By Xfactor
Jun 27, 2008
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  1. Cant seem to figure it out, but, how do you hide the entire system tray?

    Ive googled and tried to edit the registry a little but I really dont know what im doing.

    Any Ideas? Thank you!
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Bottom TaskBar on Desktop?
    Right click -->Properties auto hide the TaskBar (tick)

    Internet Explorer?
    Right click on the grey bar
    Untick the menu bar
    (Press ALT on the keyboard to see it again)
  3. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,410   +213

    If you mean the Taskbar, you can also use your mouse to drag it down. Place the cursor on the top edge of the bar and the cursor will change to double arrows. Drag down and release the mouse button. To restore, drag it back up.
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    I'm not just posting meaningless dribble, but you can't do that, if it's locked!
  5. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,410   +213

    I didn't say you were posting meaningless drivel. Of course, you are correct if the taskbar is locked but who said it was locked?
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

  7. ePost

    ePost Newcomer, in training Posts: 18

  8. Xfactor

    Xfactor Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 76

    Ok thanks. I was just wanting to hide it, not necessarily disable it. For the record however, I initially tried this,(exact) to no avail.

    Thanks also kim and pup. I cant believe it was that easy.lol

    Note: To Hide Desktop icons: Right click on desktop>arrange icons by>uncheck,show desktop icons.
  9. Xfactor

    Xfactor Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 76

  10. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,392   +36

    But to be able to access these icons easily and still have a clean desktop: right click on the Taskbar> Toolbars> check Desktop.
    Now the desktop icons will be available 'behind' the Notification Area, should you need them.
  11. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Not sure that speeds up Windows starting
    Actually probably does!

    What most Techs do, is create a new folder called "Old Desktop Items"
    And drag all Desktop items to it ( Except My Docs; Bin and IE ofcourse)

    You can then open the New folder and arrange by type, and usually start deleting or moving all these files to a better location. I've seen gigs of data on user Desktops!
     
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