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#1 siouxdax

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Posted 25 July 2007 - 06:14 AM

There is an icon that appears in the tray for quick settings to Griffin Technologies PowerMate, which essentially a giant volume knob that does a myriad of things with lots of programs, but that is irrelevant to my problem.

I right-click on the taskbar, click "properties", then click "customize" in the "Notification Area" on the "Taskbar" tab. A new window pops up and allows me to control the behavior of icons that appear in the system tray. The three options are: "always hide", "always show" and "hide when inactive". I have tried time and time again for the PowerMate icon to "always hide", only to have it show up when I next restart the computer. One thing that I think is relevant to this is that under the column "Name/Current Items", the icon for PowerMate is labeled "<no title>". I have a feeling this is why it always wants to show when I restart my computer.

So my question is this: How do I get this icon to hide, or just go away completely? Even right-clicking on the icon shows an option to "hide taskbar icon". Needless to say it does not work. Is there some way I can get rid of this tray icon via the registry, or some such means?

Any input on the topic would be much appreciated.

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Posted 25 July 2007 - 06:25 AM

I'd suggest uninstalling the Powermate program. Or, you may use the free Autoruns program to disable it from starting: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysintern...s/Autoruns.mspx
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Posted 25 July 2007 - 07:27 AM

I'd suggest uninstalling the Powermate program. Or, you may use the free Autoruns program to disable it from starting: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysintern...s/Autoruns.mspx


Unfortunately, I can't uninstall the PowerMate program, otherwise my PowerMate wouldn't work. I'll try disabling it with Autoruns, but if I had a guess, that autorun would be required for the PowerMate to function at all.

Is there no way to find this "<no title>" entry in the registry and change this? I really have a feeling it's behaving like this because of the "<no title>".

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Posted 25 July 2007 - 10:33 PM

Use the Autoruns program, it'll tell you where the entry is in the registry. Autoruns scans your entire computer for startups - and it's got a lot of information that you can use to troubleshoot the "no title" thing.
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