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    system tray

    How do I get stuff out of my system tray? I've recently installed some new software and they snuck their way in there (those ######!). Thanks in advance for your tips!

    dory

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    Re: system tray

    what icons? some can be removed from the programs options menu, others can only be removed by not running the software or uninstalling it.

    there are also tray managers that help you control them, but you will need to run another utility for that.

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    Re: system tray

    Some may be from programs being called up in the C:WINDOWSStart MenuProgramsStartUp folder.

    Others may be from progams being called up in the win.ini folder in C:Windows folder. Go to the [windows] section. Look on the lines that start with "run=" and "load=". Be sure to use the "end" key when editing these line. Some of those creative designers intentionally force their commands off to the right, out of sight of normal editing, so it looks line the line is empty!

    This will remove many systray items. Others may require registry edits (cannot cover that here).

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    Re: system tray

    instead of messing with editing the different files, use msconfig to control startup.

    at the start menu > run, type msconfig

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    Re: system tray

    msconfig is a great suggestion......I forgot this was an ME page board. msconfig was not available before WIN98, right?

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    Re: system tray

    it's in win98 but not win95.

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