how do I remove icons next to system clock



tony
07-10-2005, 12:14 AM
How do I remove the icons next to the system clock. I dont want to hide it I
want to remove it

Galen
07-10-2005, 12:14 AM
In news:ORDa$C5aFHA.3808@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl,
tony <none@none.com> had this to say:

My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:

> How do I remove the icons next to the system clock. I dont want to
> hide it I want to remove it

Open the program that is there and from it's options disable it from
automatically starting with Windows. Barring that, try this:

http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml

Galen
--

"And that recommendation, with the exaggerated estimate of my ability
with which he prefaced it, was, if you will believe me, Watson, the
very first thing which ever made me feel that a profession might be
made out of what had up to that time been the merest hobby."

Sherlock Holmes

Ken Blake
07-10-2005, 12:14 AM
In news:ORDa$C5aFHA.3808@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl,
tony <none@none.com> typed:

> How do I remove the icons next to the system clock. I dont want
> to
> hide it I want to remove it



This area is called the System Notification Area, or, informally,
the System tray. Some running programs (usally those that are
started automatically) are represented by icons there.

Note that not all programs that are started automatically and run
in the background necessarily have icons in the Notification
Area, and you probably should address yourself to *all*
auto-starting programs, not just those there.
On each program you don't want to start automatically, check its
Options to see if it has the choice not to start (make sure you
actually choose the option not to run it, not just a "don't show
icon" option). Many can easily and best be stopped that way. If
that doesn't work, run MSCONFIG from the Start | Run line, and on
the Startup tab, uncheck the programs you don't want to start
automatically.

However, if I were you, I wouldn't do this just for the purpose
of running the minimum number of programs. Despite what many
people tell you, you should be concerned, not with how *many* of
these programs you run, but *which*. Some of them can hurt
performance severely, but others have no effect on performance.

Don't just stop programs from running willy-nilly. What you
should do is determine what each program is, what its value is to
you, and what the cost in performance is of its running all the
time. You can get more information about these with at
http://castlecops.com/StartupList.html. If you can't find it
there, try google searches and ask about specifics here.

Once you have that information, you can make an intelligent
informed decision about what you want to keep and what you want
to get rid of.


--
Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
Please reply to the newsgroup

JCO
07-10-2005, 12:14 AM
I agree with Ken.
You don't want to remove everything. What if you have a virus scan (that is
commonly there).
One program that is always there by default is MSN Messenger. As Ken was
saying, you must go to these programs, open them, find their configuration
(option) settings and make changes. For MSN Messenger, you open the program
then click Tools | Options. I believe, after that, you click a tab labeled
"General". Some where there, you will see the option that tells that
program to start when windows starts. That is the option to uncheck.

I just gave you a simple example of an application that has an icon in the
system tray, is defaulted to begin when windows starts, and is easy to
remove (since it is not required to be running).

Do not remove firewalls or virus scan applications.



"tony" <none@none.com> wrote in message
news:ORDa$C5aFHA.3808@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> How do I remove the icons next to the system clock. I dont want to hide it
I
> want to remove it
>
>


how do I remove icons next to system clock