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    Tray Pollution

    My little tray is overflowing - and not always with objects of my choice. Fr'instnace, Kodak parked a Transfer Easy icon there that is less than useless to me.

    I've looked in the Start Menu for these things, but they ain't there. so where's the secret cache for this stuff?

    TIA, Michael <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>

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    Re: Tray Pollution

    Hi Michael

    You can use msconfig to disable programs from startup

    At the start menu > run, type msconfig

    Click the entries to uncheck what you don't want.
    If your not familiar with this utility, I would suggest you do a search in this forum on Startup menu or msconfig - there are a number of other threads dealing with this problem which also warn about what entries you should NOT delete.
    Example being the two entries of powerprofile - both need to be left alone.

    You may also want to check this message in the Software Finds forum regarding Systray tools.
    Hope this helps.

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    Re: Tray Pollution

    Take a look in the Options area of each program, most have a entry about starting the program on Windows startup. These can be turned off there. Check out the menu for any word that might mean Option, preferences and etc.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Tray Pollution

    Thanks all. I'd already tried the options route and that didn't work. But the msconfig tip was perfect. Who'd know there's that much there at startup!

    Thanks, M

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    Re: Tray Pollution

    And for those apps that you do want icons in the tray, but don't want them to take up space, try

    Kaufman Tray Launcher
    at <A target="_blank" HREF=http://pages.infinit.net/kaufman/apps.htm>http://pages.infinit.net/kaufman/apps.htm</A>

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