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.
Daniel in Tulsa