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    Skills to Pay the Bills Sparkie's Avatar
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    Editing what programs appear in the system tray

    Is there a program out there that will easily let me add/delete programs from the system tray? Some are just taking up space and dont need to be there..and others, I wish were there but aren't
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    I believe you can edit them by running "regedit". However, a program would make it a lot easier.

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    Have you tried right clicking on the icon in thr tray? Many programs can be temporarily or permanently closed that way.

    I would bet that TweakUI can manage your systray.
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    I tried TweakUI...just wondering if there was something else

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    Originally posted by creole
    I would bet that TweakUI can manage your systray.
    Not the version I have.

    Try this first:
    As mentionned before, most items in the system tray will have an option in their preferences to disable them (temporarily or permanently).

    Only then try this:
    For those that don't have that option, I found these on www.download.com:

    CleanTray 2.5 - "CleanTray is a Free utility to view and delete those system tray programs from your registry so they do not start up each time. It also will allow you to delete startup entries from your INI files."

    ActiveX System Tray Icon 1.1 - "ActiveX System Tray Icon is a tool for displaying a desired icon in the system tray. You can load the icon from a file, set it up in the Icon Properties field, choose predefined windows icons and cursors, make it blink, and so on."

    There are many more apps in the search. There was a really good one that I came across many many moon cycles ago that let you right click on a program on your task bar to move it into the system tray, but I don't remember what it was called.

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    Thanks Dominique! CleanTray was just what I needed
    Now to clear the clutter from my computer!
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    All you need to do is go to Start/Run and type msconfig then go to the startup tab and you can select and de-select which items start.


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    not every program in startup is a systray icon.
    that's just the stuff that runs under the close program dialog box (ctrl+alt+del).
    and shutting them all off could be very, very bad
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    Oh well, a little trial and error gets rid of a lot of dodgy startup items.


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    I'm glad to help Sparkie!

    I just browsed across this site today by coincidence: http://www.pacs-portal.co.uk/startup_content.htm.

    It's a great resource for dealing with startup programs and it even has a list of know startup programs and what they do (great if there's something running and you have no idea what it is!).

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    One thing I really love about XP is that you can hide the system tray icons and click a button to show them all. It lets you choose what you want to do

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    MSCongig also only is available in Win95, Win98, WinMe and WinXP.

    A solution that is available on all versions of Windows is a Registry Hack. Fropm the commandline, type regedit.

    Go To HKCU | Software | Microsoft | Windows | CurrentVersion | Run

    You can add or subtract any of the items there, but make sure you know what you're erasing!

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    R-R-R-Registry?!

    /me faints

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