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Can't remove icon under settings for taskbar

Q: Can't remove icon under settings for taskbar

I want Shareaza.exe removed from this list shown in the attached picture. I uninstalled the program, it was still there. I did a registry search and removed every instance I found for it. It's still there. It's making me crazy that I can't figure this out. ANY help would be tremendous. Thanks in advance!


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Hi, I have a kiosk PC that is looking pretty good however I have two outstanding issues. 
The users can still right click on applications on the taskbar and receive a context menu even though I've disabled the context menu in the group policy editor.
User Configuration/Administrative Templates/Start Menu and Taskbar/Remove access to the context menus for the taskbar - Enabled
And I can't figure out how to remove the "show desktop" icon in the systems notification tray.
Thanks in advance for any help
Megan Armstrong.

A:Windows 7 Restricted User - Remove Right click on taskbar icons; Remove show desktop icon

Hello Megan,

Hope you're doing fine.

Disabling context menu from application on the taskbar
Please note the task bar context menu for any application for windows 7 is sub-divided into two sections :

   a. Jumplist(to access recently opened files) 
   b. Creating a new instance of the application, Pin/Unpin, Close window

We can only disable the Jump List of the Taskbar context menu but not the "new instance creation, Pin/Unpin, close window"

Please follow the steps below to disable jump list:
1. Right-click on the Taskbar and then select Properties.
2. Click on the Start Menu tab and uncheck "Store and display recently opened items in the Start menu and the taskbar".
3. Click OK.

Disabling Show Desktop from the system tray
Regarding the requirement of disabling the "Show Desktop" button alltogether from the System tray, this is by design.

There are no ways to remove it. All we can do is to disable aero peek at Taskbar properties by right clicking and uncheck the option "Use Aero Peek to preview the desktop".
There's a third party software which addresses this sopecific purpose but I'm not pretty sure if this works perfectly for Windows 7 SP1 as well. Please refer to the link below.

Ref :

Nabarun Chakraborty | Support Engineer | Micro... Read more

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I have a new Dell Inspiron 3847 running Windows 10.  An icon has appeared in the taskbar that I can't do anything with except mouseover, which displays "Dell Common Settings".  It looks like a white gear on a blue background.    Can anyone tell me just what this is?   I doesn't seem to be doing anything that I can tell - other than just aggravating me!  Appreciate any ideas about it's purpose. 

A:Icon in Taskbar - Dell Common Settings

I just removed it by uninstalling the Dell Foundation Services program. I have no idea what it did, but it's gone now.

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Dear team,
I am customized taskbar system tray Icon but Taskbar system tray Icon settings get changed frequently. so kindly suggest how to avoid. 

Rahi Padariya

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I want to remove the network icon (2 pc's) from my taskbar. I have unchecked the box in the propertis that says "notify me when this has no connection,,," but it's still there. Any suggestions?


A:Remove network icon from taskbar?

try right click on the icon and click "Delete"

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Is there a way to remove the MSN Messenger icon from the taskbar while remaining logged in to Messenger?

I want the program to remain open, but I don't need it sitting in the taskbar all the time. In previous versions of Windows it would minimize to the notification area.

A:Remove MSN Messenger icon from taskbar?

As far as I can tell there's no option for that.

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In windows 8 it was removed and I was happy (I have a keyboard so I just use hotkeys), but in 8.1 it turns on by default and I can't see how to switch it back off. Thanks in advance!

A:Remove windows icon from taskbar in 8.1

A screenshot would help.

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I want way to completely Remove uTorrent Icon from Taskbar.So if anyone clicks on Show icon and notification button in the taskbar he/she shud not able to see utorrent icon but utorrent running in background.



A:Remove uTorrent icon from Taskbar

Sorry we don't assist with torrents or torrent programs, nor do we assist in hiding it. Thread closed.

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I have recently updated to 8.1 update 1 and noticed that there is a new icon (next to the time) in the taskbar to choose either the US or UK layout of the keyboard.
I have chosen the UK layout and wish to now remove this from the taskbar.

Is it possible to remove it from the taskbar?


A:US/UK keyboard icon in taskbar - How to remove

If you remove US as a language option for the keyboard layout the icon will disappear , it's only there as a way to choose between languages installed if more than one is available.

Control Panel , Languages.

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I have a blinking real player icon in my taskbar and i want it gone. And...in general I'd like to know how to control what goes in the taskbar.


A:How do I remove Real player icon from taskbar?

You can click Start . . Run and type msconfig . . . click on the Start Up tab and uncheck anything you do not want to start on it's own


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Does anyone know the registry key to set Windows Explorer Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media on (Show icon and notifications) ? That way whenever someone plugs in a USB device the icon will show in the task bar until is ejected and not just the simple notification. I Know how to turn on/off the icons for the Action Center, Volume, Network, Power and others but I have not figured out how to do the USB icon. I would appreciate any help.

A:Safely Remove Hardware icon on taskbar

Stick in a USB, then click the little arrow that shows the hidden icons. Drag the hidden icon you want displayed onto the system tray. It should keep showing it from then on.

I got tired of doing that and went the other way. I enabled all icons and notifications in the tray, then turned off the annoying system ones.

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Hey group,
Haven't been on here in ages, but I need a good source for an answer. About a month ago, I was going to eject a flash drive and when I went to click on the icon, it wasn't there. I went into the options where you tell Windows what icons to show and when - and it was set right - to show the icon and notifications.
I have 2 external drives and use flash drives constantly. I'm really afraid of losing some data if I can't get that icon back.
Anybody know how to restore all default icons for the task bar?
Thanks for any help.

A:safely remove hardware icon gone from taskbar

You can do this:
Open "This PC", right click on the drive, and click "Eject", then you can remove the drive.

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Hello. I just noticed that my hardware remove icon for usb devices is gone from the taskbar. I've always thought it is best to safely remove using this toolbar. But for some reason it is not longer there. How do you bring it back? thanks

A:hardware remove icon for usb devices gone in Taskbar

Right click on the system tray. Select "customize notifications." Each item should give you three choices, one of which will be to always show it.

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I just want to ask a simple question regarding PC taskbar.

When I start a program, its icon will show at the taskbar, for example I play LoL, I will have a LoL Icon on my taskbar to show that this program is running.

Now my question is, how to I hide this icon (or any icon in my case) so that it will not show itself on the taskbar? That I could just use Alt tab to get back to it.

Thank you.

I'm using windows 7, and the program is running, so you can't unpin it.

A:Remove working program icon in taskbar

Hello deathspanker, welcome to Seven Forums!

Have a look through the information in this tutorial at the link below for some ideas and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

Taskbar Pinned Programs - Enable or Disable

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I just got a laptop that has a touch keyboard which I never plan to use. I have Start8 running and I use only the desktop UI. I go to task bar properties/toolbars and uncheck the touch keyboard apply and OK, and the icon disappears as it should. But when I restart it has returned. Is there a way to get rid of it.

A:Can't remove taskbar touch keyboard icon

Try this: How to disable the On-Screen Touch Keyboard in Windows 8 - Scott Hanselman

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My safely remove icon in the taskbar disappeared after moving it into the "hidden box" and there seems to be no way to reset it - which is strange because every other taskbar icon can be reset. I got a shortcut to the safely remove dialog window with RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL hotplug.dll , but that does not reset the icon. Any ideas how to get the icon back?

A:Safely remove icon in taskbar disappeared

Hello Wolfgang,

If you mean the Safely remove icon in the system tray, see if plugging in a USB flash drive will trigger the Safely remove icon to display in the system tray. Afterwards, you may be able to set it to not be hidden in the Notification Area Icons settings.

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Ok - from a quick bit of googling, it seems like this is a windows 8.1 thing?

I cannot get rid of the safely remove hardware icon no matter WHAT i do. It is currently displaying 3 dots ... and thats it. If i stuff in a usb stick, it will register the stick, and allow me to right click it/eject.. then instead of the icon disappearing, it stays and just shows 3 dots >.<

Is this another one of those onedrive/cloud situations where microsoft made it permanent and we are just supposed to deal?

Any way to get rid of this? If it truly is NOT supposed to be there, any way to find out what is causing it to stay/be popped up?

I literally just went through and installed Wifi drivers for a wifi card ive never even used that came w/ my mobo. BT drivers for a bt card that came w/ my mobo. VGA drivers for haswells on die gpu which is disabled. Marvell controller and disk drivers for the Marvell sata/raid controller on board that is disabled/unused... and enabled my serial port in the UEFI in case that was causing it as well.

Still no luck - which leaves me posting here and trying to uninstall and clean up the thrashing/mess/hurt I just put on my HDD :P


A:Safely Remove hardware icon in taskbar removal!?

Do you have any Media card readers? If so, they trigger the Safely Remove icon.

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Good day All,

Is there a way to remove the security shield icon as it was never there 2 months ago and today it appeared out of the blue?

Thanks and regards

A:Settings to remove security shield icon

There are registry entries. Do you want to remove it again?

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Find the "Lenovo Hotkye Loader Service" service in "Control Panel - All Control Panel Icons - Administrative Tools - Services" and right click and select "Properties". Stop the service, then on the LogOn Tab change "log on as" to "this account" and enter "LOCAL SERVICE" (also remove all passwords).Once you have applied the changes in this tab, return to the "General"-Tab and Start the service again. It will now be running (providing you the full Hotkey-functionality) but there will now be no useless icon consuming any space in the taskbar area.

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Since recently acquiring my new(er) computer I have had a "safely remove hardware" icon in the task tray that I cannot remove or get to operate successfully.

I have attached screen capture shots of the windows that appear when I attempt to remove this "hardware" and the icon. The upshot of the problem is that whenever I've attempted to "stop" the hardware I always get a message saying, "The ****device cannot be stopped now. Try stopping the device again later. The device, which you can see in the attached screen shots, is described as "generic volume", with what appears to be some form of identification number.

If anyone can tell me what this little rascal is and/or how I can remove it and the icon from the taskbar I'd appreciate it.

P.S. - I've newly learned that this "device" with it's icon in the system tray is the hard drive (by comparing the associated ID # indicated in the "properties" window with the hard drive # in the device manager window). I certainly don't want to remove the hard drive, but does anyone know why an icon for this device would appear in the taskbar, or know how to remove the icon only?

A:Cannot remove taskbar (safely remove hardware) icon or associated hardware

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For some reason FireFox doesnt want me to use my own icon for it in the taskbar. ill change the icon, pin it to the taskbar, click the new icon and itll open up a new firefox default icon on the taskbar so there will be 2.

anyway around this?

A:FireFox Taskbar Icon, Makes Duplicate Taskbar Icon's

Let's fix the duplicate icon first, open Firefox from the pinned icon you have already after the second one opens up unpin the first one and pin the second one that should stop the duplicate icon.

Now the icon go to C:\Users\YOUR USER NAME\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar then right-click on the Firefox shortcut click on properties make sure you're in the Shortcut tab and click on the Change Icon Button. After you open up Firefox again icon will revert back to the default icon because it opens up Firefox.exe you would have to change the icon in the .exe for a permanent change.
AppData is hidden is this tutorial Step #3 to unhide it File and Folder - Hide or Unhide


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Hello!I recently noticed that the Lenovo battery gauge icon is missing from my taskbar, I can't activate it, there's no way, I right-click the taskbar - > Toolbars -> Lenovo baterry Gauge, and it doesnt work. I also open Lenovo Settings and click "about and setting" and then try to set on "activate lenvovo battery gauge" , and nothing happens either, actually, the icon turns "on" but when I click elsewhere it goes back to "off". What can I do? What's happening? 

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I use third party software to update and do other system functions so I don't need the Action Center icon nex to the clock, how do I get rid of it?

A:Remove the "action center" icon from the taskbar area near the clock?

The notification area is located on the right side of the taskbar by default, and it contains program icons that provide status and notifications about things like incoming e‑mail, updates, and network connectivity. When you install a new program, you can sometimes add an icon for that program to the notification area.

You can expand the notification area to view hidden icons

New computers often come with icons already in the notification area, and some programs automatically add an icon to the notification area during installation. You can change which icons and notifications appear in the notification area, and for certain special icons (called system icons), you can choose whether they show up at all.

You can change the order of the icons in the notification area, and the order of hidden icons, by dragging them to the position you want.

To remove or hide an icon from the notification area
Click the icon in the notification area and then drag it toward the desktop.

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A couple of weeks ago, I installed the software for a HP DeskJet 5940 photo printer that I purchased. Afterwards, a "Safely remove hardware" icon appeared in the taskbar.

None of the startup entries for the new printer are running in the background, so I don't know how to get rid of it.

I've tried following these instructions:

1. Right-click within the notification area, and then click Properties.

2. On the Taskbar tab, click Customize.

3. Select Safely remove hardware, and in the Behavior column, click Always hide.

but when I right-click on the icon, the only thing that appears is "Safely remove hardware".

I've gone into the taskbar properties and tried to do it that way, but it wants to hide all inactive icons, which is not what I want to do.

Any suggestions?


A:"Safely Remove Hardware" Taskbar Icon

Hi Frank,

For each system tray icon that you want to see, you also have to select the "Always Show" behavior - which is what I see posted at: http://www.tech-recipes.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=414#1213

-- Tom

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You know, the small icon that appears in your taskbar when connecting a USB device? It no longer shows up, so now I have to go to Windows Explorer and click "Eject" directly on the USB device. How can I have this icon re-appear?

It's the one that let's you select your USB device to "Safely remove device".

A:"Remove USB Device" Icon not showing up in taskbar

happened to me quite a few times on my laptop ...

if it is not just 'hidden', try this

Start, Run, paste this line and click OK:

C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL hotplug.dll

This will bring up the add remove wizard. When I did this, it actually put the icon back in my task bar as soon as I removed my USB drive.

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Hey all, my girlfriend is running Win 7 Home... she has always had the default Windows speaker "volume" icon down on her task bar by her clock. She uses it all the time to switch between her speakers and her headset, where she right clicks on the icon and selects "playback devices" and then changes between her soundcard/speakers and her usb headset.

Anyway, it disappeared last night.

Now open Taskbar, click on the "customize" link, get the window to select which icons appear... on the speaker "volume" icon under behaviors, it is set to "show icon and notifications"...


Then at the bottom click the link for "turn system icons on or off" and on that window, the icon is greyed out and set to OFF and it can not be changed to ON.

She's been bugging the heck out of me ever since to fix it.

We have no idea what changed it, or how it got changed.... we just know its been there and she's used it, for the past two years, and now its suddenly not there.

Any suggestions?

A:Taskbar Speaker Icon Missing and Greyed out on Customize Taskbar...

Hello Nyarlathotep,

You might see if step 9 in Option Two in the tutorial below may be able to enable the Volume icon again.

System Icons - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps,

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Hi, all of a sudden and for no reason, various icons have stopped loading for both the programs and files used by these programs: 

Microsoft Edge
Various Windows Programs

The programs still work fine but I would like to have the icons back.
This seems to be a problem that many people are having but I can find no definite solution. 

Any ideas?

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I don't want to combine my windows, but when i have only one window open in any program, i know what it is and don't need to see the label as that makes the whole taskbar filled up pretty fast.
Is there a way to hide labels when there is one window open, and show labels when having multiple windows?
I've tried googling it but it doesn't seem like it is possible with some program either.

A:Taskbar, only icon when one window, icon+label when multiple windows?

Nevermind, catered to my needs by altering the minimum width of the taskbar "entries".

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I need help getting to the bottom of this, not sure why it's happening, or when it started happening, maybe a week ago...

I get a seemingly random icon flash on the taskbar for no more than a few miliseconds, so i checked
event viewer to track down what was happening and the only thing i can find is 2 events in the subcategory
Application that states the source as RestartManager
and the event ID as 10000 and 10001, these both appear every time the icon flashes on the taskbar

I think this issue is also causing fullscreen flash vids to show the taskbar and a loading circle on the cursor... also Battlefield 4 likes to get a black screen then when i alt-tab i'm back to the game without any crashing or any error besides this ominous
black screen

I'm running 8.1 legit

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I installed a program yesterday and pinned an icon onto my taskbar. I've noticed today that the icon has gone and has been replaced by the default windows icon (red, blue white). Even if I go into properties, change icon etc, nothing happens.
What can I do?
Thanks to whoever can offer suggestions.

A:Taskbar icon is replaced with default windows icon

Try rebuilding the Icon cache.
Icon Cache - Rebuild

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I have created a shortcut icon which takes me directly to my Online Banking Login page.
I would like to place this icon (an image of a padlock taken from windows icon cache) on the taskbar.
My problem is, when I drag the icon to the taskbar a popup asks me if I want to 'Pin to Internet Explorer'...this is the only option given.
If I drop the icon onto the taskbar it changes my 'Padlock' icon to that of Internet Explorer...Clicking on this IE icon still takes me to my Online Banking Login page but I find it confusing having an IE icon.

Does anyone know how I can have my 'Padlock' icon showing on the taskbar.



A:Adding Online Banking Icon to taskbar changes to IE Icon

jan18, try the tips here

How to Pin a Website (Windows)

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2 problems:
1) no IE icon on desktop or in programs. i have internet access through verizon. i recently got windows update to install IE7 in the hope that would restore the icon/program but the only way i can access the internet is via the verizon browser. i clearly installed IE7 because now the "sidebar" of my verizon browser says that "sidebar i currently not compatible with IE7...". so why can't i get the IE7 icon in my program list or desktop?

i have attached the HijackThis file

2)my volume controls have disappeared from my windows taskbar and i'd like it back. do you know how?

A:Lost IE icon and sound controls icon from taskbar

go to control panel/display/desktop. go to bottom. an click on custom desktop. an see if there's a check in Internet explorer. if not put one in it an click OK an then apply an see if that puts it back. buy if there is a check in it? uncheck it an then hit OK then apply. an then redo it an see if it helps?


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Ok, this just happened recently and I don't know what is causing it. I'll try to give u a brief overview of the situtation I'm in. XP used to be on my D driver (74gigs), it got screwed up (BSOD) at the time, I didn't know as much computers, so I installed XP to my C driver (4 gigs). This has worked pretty fine up until when SP2 was released. I can't install SP2 because XP takes up about 4 gigs by itself. Without SP2 I just have been running some extra firewalls so compensate.

Well about 4 days ago, I noticed whenever I open up my computer it takes like 7 or 8 seconds before the hard drivers appear. Then I went into network connections to look at my internet icon (to check the settings). I opened it up and nothing was there. The only thing there was on the far left it was asking me if I wanted to setup a network ( my internet is working on all the computers). I have ran 2 different spyware scans and found nothing, ran mcaffee scans and nothing. I can't restore my computer because all the restores got deleted when I was trying to free space on my drives.

Where do I go, usually I can solve tech problems but I mean this is beyond weird? What do I do first, if you need more information just ask because I really need some advice.

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At Windows 7, I created 3 program shortcuts which execute same executable. Then I changed icons for second shortcut and third shortcut. When I launched the executable from the second and third shortcut, the taskbar icon of the executable will be that of the shortcut icon instead of the executable MainForm icon. In XP and Vista, it will use MainForm icon in the taskbar. Is this the intended behaviour of Windows 7?

A:Windows 7 use shortcut icon as taskbar icon

Looks that way...

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Recently my battery icon disappeared on my taskbar and in its place is a blank spot. When I turned the power icon display off and back on, the space went away and reappeared. I turned my Wifi icon display off and back on and where the wifi icon once appeared, the battery icon displayed and a blank space appeared next to it where the wifi icon would be displayed. I've included two screenshots to show my issue: Is there anything else I can do other than a system restore to a previous version? I feel as though ever since my warranty ran out (literally two days after) I've had nothing but annoyances with this computer and have had to do too many system restores. Thanks.

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ever since my last factory restore my network icon shows i am in a local access only but i have access to the web, like right now i am on this forum but my computer says i only have access to the internal network. i asked this question in the newsgroup and they said to make sure the services for the network were put down as automatic and that they were started, this is the reply i got:

Double check to make sure that you have the have the Services "Network
Connections", "Network List Service", "Network Location Awareness", and
"Network Store Interface Service" set to Started and Automatic. If these
are not, then it can cause the Network icon to not function properly.


Hope this helps,

well he was partially right, there was something not running and one of them was manual. but it still does the same thing, hope someone can help me. also it seems to occur mostly when my aircard is connected, it is pcmcia btw. it is from t-mobile and i disabled the wifi antenna on the air card since my laptop already has one and it (aircard wifi) is being a pain because it is trying to connect even tho my laptop antenna is connected, which it's why it is disabled.

edit: my apology i wasn't aware that the newsgroup and forum where interconnected but the issue is still not fixed, hope someone else has an idea

A:network icon taskbar icon not showing right

*bump* no one can help me further?

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i accidentally un-pinned(!) a taskbar icon from taskbar. Now if i pin the program again to taskbar the icon opens up in another icon. How can i make it open to same icon
Note that the program was first pinned to taskbar during installation of program.
The program is Mozilla Firefox

A:How to do taskbar icon to open with same icon and not thread

this is a simple one , open firefox from your taskbar, when the other firefox icon shows pin that one to the taskbar also, then unpin the first one, then drag the newly pinned ff icon to where you want it on the taskbar

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Wow I've Googled this one to death so desperation mode is on.

Here is where the settings I'm speaking of are located...

Control Panel->>Personalization-->>"Widnows Color">>Advanced Appearance Settings>>
Then select ICON
then change the setings for Horizontal Icon Spacing and Vertical Icon Spacing.

There are the default setting I can't find.

So, what is/are the default Windows 7 settings for the following desktop options.

1. Icon SIZE (and the "Font" and "Font Size" for it)
2. Icon Spacing Horizontal
3. Icon Spacing Vertical

And if possible, what are the Windows 7 defaults numbers/settings for the entire Control Panel->>Personalization-->>"Widnows Color">>Advanced Appearance Settings>> Section??

A:Icon Size,Icon Spacing settings? Please Help me Please

1. Icon SIZE (and the "Font" and "Font Size" for it) Size 32/Mine is Segoe UI/And font size 9
2. Icon Spacing Horizontal 43
3. Icon Spacing Vertical 43

And if possible, what are the Windows 7 defaults numbers/settings for the entire Control Panel->>Personalization-->>"Widnows Color">>Advanced Appearance Settings>> Section??
Active title bar 21/font size 9
Border 1
Border padding 4
Caption buttons 21
Inactive title bar 21/font size 9
Inactive border 1
Menu 19/font size 9
Message box-font size 9
Palette title 17/font size 9
Scrollbar 17
Selected items 19/font size 9
Tooltip 9

All fonts are Segoe UI

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I had a search hijacker on my Internet explorer (safesear.ch) and on my Chrome browser I had trovi. I removed both. Below are some issues which I did not have before, please help me resolve those
- there is a padlock icon on IE icon which is on the task bar,
- I terminate Chrome and check running processes with task manager, there are two or three Chrome processes still running.

A:Padlock icon on IE icon on taskbar

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Please right click the existing shortcut and click on Unpin this program from the Taskbar,
If you also have a shortcut on your desktop right click and delete it as well,
Close all open ie windows,

Click Start and click on All Programs If ie is also listed as your recently opened programs right click it and Remove from list,

Click on All Programs,
See if ie has a shield on that listing if not Open and right click it on the taskbar and Pin to Taskbar,

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Hello, every program shortcut on my desktop appears with the Windows application icon on top of it and this is very annoying. I've searched quite thoroughly but haven't found any solutions yet. Any help would be appreciated, thank you.

Kindly, Vassilis

PS: The look of the attachments describes how every program desktop shortcut looks. The first shows how it is, the second how i want it to look like, like the software's icon.

A:Remove -Windows application icon- on top of the software icon

See whether this will help: Icon Cache - Rebuild

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Wish I had a better title, but I wasn't sure how to word this.

Basically what's happening is I have 2 instances of Firefox (different versions and different folder locations) and one of the instances is not opening where it's icon location is.

Example Screenshot:
As you can see. The far left instance does not want to open where it's icon location is.
The far right version always does it.
Even if I unpin the currently working instance (blue/orange icon) to only house 1 firefox instance (grey/black), the grey/black instance will still not open like the blue/orange instance current does (in it's own icon).
Hopefully this isn't confusing for anyone. I searched for a few terms to see if anyone had this problem and nothing came up, maybe I wasn't wording my searches correctly.

Hopefully someone can give some insights.

A:Firefox "Pin to Taskbar" icon wont open in it's own icon.

right click the taskbar
pick properties
open the Taskbar tab

What is set for Taskbar buttons?
You could try Always combine, hide labels

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So a lot of people are complaining about the Windows 10 icon that shows in your icon tray after the KB3035583, which allows you to reserve your Windows 10 copy right away. Even thought you reserve it, it'll stay there. In order to remove it, you simply have to remove it from the start-up (and it's in the Task Scheduler). To do this, follow the instructions below.Edit: Added two other methods, one of which (Method 3) only hides it in the extended icon tray. Only Method 1 and Method 2 will prevent it from launching.Method 1 - Using AutorunsDownload Autoruns.zip from the Sysinternals Suite webpage;Extract the content of the Autoruns.zip folder where you want, then go in the folder, right-click on Autoruns.exe and select Run as Administrator;Accept the EULA on opening, then wait for all the entries to load;Click on Options and uncheck Hide Microsoft Entries, then wait for Autoruns to load the additional entries;In the Filter zone, enter gwx;Entrie related to GWX (Get Windows 10) will appear. Uncheck:\Microsoft\Windows\Setup\gwx\launchtrayprocess\Microsoft\Windows\Setup\gwx\refreshgwxconfigRestart your computer, and you're done;To enable it, simply check these entries back.Method 2 - Using Task Scheduler (credits to Dragonlady24 for the method and instructions)Original post: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/578100/remove-the-get-windows-10-icon-from-the-icon-tray/page-2#entry3723214The procedure has been modified to be more comprehensible and include instructions for both ... Read more

A:Remove the Get Windows 10 icon from the icon tray

Oh, is this not a service any more then? When KB3035583 first came out it installed a service called GWX, has this GWX service disappeared today and been replaced by these scheduled tasks? Would other scheduled task managing programs let you disable this: for example windows' task scheduler or CCleaner(startups section, scheduled tasks tab, maybe tick "advanced")?

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Hi, here is my setup:

AMD 64 4000+
2 gb pc 3200
Fatal1ty a8n sli
2 BFG Geforce 7800 gt oc
xp pro
Maxtor sata 200 gb 8 mg cache

here is the problem I can't remove the safely remove hardware icon and it is asking me to remove my Maxtor hard drive and my system is running perfect how do I get rid of that annoying icon. lol
Thank You Kindly!

A:Need to Remove Safely Remove Hardware Icon from start up menu

Click Start/Run and type in msconfig and click OK.
Any weird program in the startup that may cause this?
Is it in the Start/All Programs/Startup menu-folder?
It should only be present in the Control Panel.

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Hi, when i make new shortcut for download folder with *explorer* and *space* in front of the path name, right click on folder and pin to taskbar,
when the download folder open, at the same time opened another folder (separate) "this pc" and i don't know why. This happens on W8.1
not on W7.

On W7 it's very simple (with the same method but on w7 it work well). I have try many methods, but none of them work. Have any idea of how?
Image example: https://image.prntscr.com/image/aNHdMlXSQO_jRwhhDT1-aQ.png
Image: left folder is the pinned folder, and the right folder icon opens when i click on the left folder (W8.1). 
Thank you.

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I have just re-installed my OS. After I installed Adobe Photoshop CS6 64 bit, I pinned it in my taskbar. The icon of the desktop shortcut looks good, but in the taskbar, this is how it looks:

How could I solve this problem?

A:The icon shows in taskbar as "unknown icon"

Hello barbu110 and welcome to Seven Forums.

It's possible that your icon cache became damaged or corrupt for some unknown reason. You could try rebuilding it and see what happens.

Icon Cache - Rebuild

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