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    Remove an item from the task bar (Windows XP)

    I want to remove an item from the taskbar.
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    Re: Remove an item from the task bar (Windows XP)

    Right click on the taskbar and select Properties>Taskbar Tab>Customize button and use the drop-down arrows next to each item to make your changes. HTH
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    Re: Remove an item from the task bar (Windows XP)

    I tried that a long time ago, but it doesn't remove it from the task bar. It only lets me hide it.
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    Re: Remove an item from the task bar (Windows XP)

    What are you trying to remove?

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

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    Re: Remove an item from the task bar (Windows XP)

    You don't have the option to "Always Hide" ???
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    Re: Remove an item from the task bar (Windows XP)

    Like Dave asked, what are you trying to remove ??? If it's an installed program, check the program's options or Preferences. If it's something else, it might require a registry hack.
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    Re: Remove an item from the task bar (Windows XP)

    What I want to remove is the icon for "Adobe Photo Downloader." It
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    Re: Remove an item from the task bar (Windows XP)

    I think this should answer your question. From here... (it appears that the poster is Kelly Theriot)

    Go to Start/Run and type in: msconfig. Go to the Startup Tab and uncheck accordingly. Then run this script to remove the disabled items from the registry.

    Clear Disabled Items from Msconfig Startup (Line 148) http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

    Or... remove the runkeys from here: Start/Run/Regedit

    HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurre ntVersionRun HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurr entVersionRun Remove Past Items From the Notification Area (Line 53) http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

    Once done, Open Task Manager, click the Processes tab, click Explorer. exe, and then click End Process. In Task Manager, click File, click New Task, type explorer, and then click OK.

    The "Past Items" values are written to the registry as part of the user log off process. This is why it is necessary to "crash" Explorer, so the system will re-read the new values, and not retain the old ones that are already in memory from a reboot.
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