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Falco
10-07-2000, 05:48 PM
Hi there everyone. I have way too many things in the system tray that I don't want, and need to get rid of them, but I'm not sure how.

If you could give me instructions on how to safely get rid of stuff in the systray, I would really appreciate it!

Thanks,
-Falco http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/smile.gif

Getenby
10-08-2000, 10:58 AM
Hey Falco ,
Without knowing what you want to stop loading in the systray , use care in stopping some programs from loading . Most programs can be stopped from "automatically launching" by right clicking on the program in the systray and finding either "preferences / settings / options" click on one of them , you may have one or all of them , hopefully . After clicking on one of them you'll be looking for "automatically launch" on startup . You should uncheck the box beside it .
Now this is just a general rule for most programs , but I hope it helps out some . I'm SURE others might have other idea's on doing this so please come back often and check , OK ?
Pete T.

Originally posted by Falco:
Hi there everyone. I have way too many things in the system tray that I don't want, and need to get rid of them, but I'm not sure how.

If you could give me instructions on how to safely get rid of stuff in the systray, I would really appreciate it!

Thanks,
-Falco http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/smile.gif

Falco
10-08-2000, 11:16 AM
Hey there, thanks a lot man. I've tried that on some programs and gotten it to work good, but others don't seem to have that option. We had a Compaq guy out to our house about a year ago, and the first thing he said was that we had too much on our tray, and he went to Run and typed in something... then had instant access to all the stuff that loaded.

But since then, in my never ending quest to kill off the computer (lol!) I've acquired more programs. haha

Anyway, thanks again for your help. I really do appreciate it. If anyone else has some input, just send it on along.

Thanks again,
-Falco http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/smile.gif

Paleo Pete
10-09-2000, 01:45 PM
If you're running win98 what the tech typed was msconfig. The Start Up tab is where the programs are that are loaded at boot time and sit in your overflowing tool tray. Uncheck the ones you don't want to use any more.

Keepers:
Taskbar Display Controls...if you want to have the display controls without having to right click on the desktop.
Scan Registry...NEVER remove this!
Task Monitor
System Tray..the tray you're trying to empty, you need it.
Load Power Profile Power management settings.
Anything referring to your virus scanner. Look at the path beside it and it will point to the folder in Program Files where the virus scanner is installed.

Also check in your Start Up folder, and you can remove many things from there so they don't run at start up. Start\Settings\Taskbar and Start Menu\Start Menu Programs tab\Advanced button is where to find it.

Some programs also have an option in settings or preferences that will allow you to tell the program to run or not run at start up, or put an icon in the system tray.


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Falco
10-09-2000, 03:19 PM
Awesome Pete, thank you so much! That worked great! http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/smile.gif)))))))

Also thanks for the tips on what NOT to get rid of, that helps a lot.

Paleo Pete
10-09-2000, 10:07 PM
You're welcome...

Sometimes knowing what NOT to do is as important as knowing WHAT to do.

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fraelorn
10-10-2000, 01:48 AM
Excellent reply on that Pete, I just have a personal side note on that, why not to remove the Scan Registry?.. What does this do exactly?

Paleo Pete
10-10-2000, 10:17 AM
Exactly what it says, scans the registry at start up, and makes sure you have no corrupted entries. If you have a corrupted registry it will display an error message and you can't boot the computer, which is a nuisance, but actually a good thing, since a corrupted registry could cause lots of problems if you did manage to boot the machine.

The down side is that then you have to either
a. Run scanreg (win98) and restore the registry or
b. Rename the registry files in DOS, (win95) and replace them with backup copies made before the problem occurred.

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