So, you’ve Windows Vista, as you install more and more programs, your system tray will begin to expanding with a long list of icons. If you ever wanted to remove/hide some icons from the sytem tray, there’s a feature in Windows Vista that allows you to manually choose which icons to hide, that makes your exisitng system tray:
Here’s how to:
- First, aim your mouse on any empty black space in the system tray. The best spot would be the empty space on the right side of the time, but any space will do. Then choose Properties.
- You’ll be led to a window called Taskbar and Start Menu Properties. Before you click on customize, look below and it gives you the option of removing the “System Icons.”
- Click on Customize and you’ll be able to see a list of all the programs that have installed itself into the System Tray as well as the option of hiding them or showing them. If you choose hide, it won’t actually erase the icon from the System Tray. You will still have access to the hidden icons if you click on the arrow that expands the system tray. You can also choose hide when inactive, which is pretty self-explanatory.
Finally, this’s your system tray look like.
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