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#1 pondering

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Posted 11 August 2004 - 08:00 PM

I installed a new program and it put a icon in the TB next to the "start" bar. I have a shortcut on my desk top, so it isn't needed/wanted. How can I get rid of it(and a few others)? Does having a icon on the TB mean the programs are running in the background? THX

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Posted 11 August 2004 - 08:04 PM

You can right-click it and delete it. To hide the quick launch, right-click on the taskbar, go to toolbars and uncheck Quick Launch. Having an icon on the quick launch doesn't mean the program running in the background. It is there for easier access to programs.

Edited by HuckerJ, 11 August 2004 - 08:07 PM.

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Posted 11 August 2004 - 08:26 PM

THX HuckerJ.......I got rid of some :thumbsup:

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Posted 11 August 2004 - 08:51 PM

Sometimes you have a choice during instal to not put them there! But if your like me and most of us then you just hit next next next yes yes yes!

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Posted 12 August 2004 - 04:58 PM

You have another way to control those icons, pondering.

Spt-bot S&D>(mode>advanced)>Tools>System Startup>(show more information)

The information is clear and straight-forward. All programs that are started in windows when you power on are listed. Each is shown with it's
  • Key (registry entry)
  • Value (a recognizable name)
  • Command Line (shows "location" ie.C:\Program Files\...)
You can figure out which is the one(s) you don't want to start everytime you boot
  • most are obvious. some are not quite so.
  • those you are not familiar with, leave with a check in the box to the left
  • click the rollout menu to the right of the window...
  • showing futher identification (many have no info, though)
Unchecking the box will stop the icons from appearing on your tray. You would then typically Start>(short cut icon) or (all programs>your program name) to use the program you want.

Highlighting any particular one will allow you to use the "delete" (as well as other buttons) at the top of the window. I've done this to about half the list, but usually only after I've unchecked it first and ran for a while to make sure no problems occur.

For example, on mine there are:
  • HK_LM:Run, AVG_CC C:\ Progra~2\Grisoft\ etc.
  • HK_LM:Run, myNetWatchman C:\ Program Files\myNetWatchman etc.
  • HK_LM:Run, SmcService, etc.
  • HK_LM:Run, SpybotSD Tea Timer, etc.
  • HK_LM:Run, Eraser, etc.
  • Startup [comman] InstallRite.Ink, etc.
  • startup [user] Folding@home 4.00.Ink, etc.
  • startup [user] SpywareGuard.Ink, etc.
2 of these have unchecked boxes, so 6 tray icons appear when I boot
  • my anti-virus program
  • a firewall reporting service
  • sygate firewall
  • spybot resident download blocker/log feature
  • folding@home project
  • spyware guard
the Eraser and InstallRite are entirely optional, I'll remove them since it's been long enough to know they can be, without affecting their functionality.

BTW, those that do not show additional info, you can often find by googling or the same way you search for TM tasks. (and pay attention to the downloads, like CGM says) :thumbsup:
patiently patrolling, plenty of persisant pests n' problems ...

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Posted 12 August 2004 - 05:27 PM

Hiya phawgg!!

I have 7 little icons on the right side of my task bar. They are the things I want quick acess to. The others I run when I'm off line....so I don't need them all. The one I use most is "show desktop" and I don't want to have to dig it out by clicking the arrow.

I wasn't aware you could do all of that with SSD. Maybe I'll :flowers: play with it You are learning a lot here. :thumbsup:

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Posted 12 August 2004 - 05:40 PM

Pondering, between the fun & games, word & endless story, tutorials, links to freeware, chat & endless hijack this logs to attempt decyphering I have picked up a few new tricks! :flowers: Even my hunt & peck typing has improved enuf to give any possible Keyloggers sumpthin' to , ah, ponder. :thumbsup:
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Posted 12 August 2004 - 06:02 PM

:flowers: KEYLOGGERS!!!!!!!...We don't need no stinken ol keyloggers :thumbsup:

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Posted 12 August 2004 - 10:23 PM

Good point phawgg!

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Posted 13 August 2004 - 05:44 AM

Very good suggestion, Phawgg.
We are all curious like a cat. We wonder, we ask, we learn.
Please post back when a suggestion works, so that others may learn.

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Posted 13 August 2004 - 10:32 AM

Hey if you dont want to dig them out but need all the icons then do this ok?
Simply grab the little line next to the end of your last icon in the quick launch bar and hold and drag it over!

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Posted 13 August 2004 - 02:15 PM

pondering don't forget the WinLogo+D keys for a quick hop to the desktop.

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Posted 13 August 2004 - 02:33 PM

CGM.......WOW!!.........I didn't know that ..........THX :thumbsup:



Bluie...........don't forget? I didn't know that.........THX :flowers:

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Posted 13 August 2004 - 02:41 PM

Hey if you dont want to dig them out but need all the icons then do this ok?
Simply grab the little line next to the end of your last icon in the quick launch bar and hold and drag it over!

But remember to right click on the task bar and unlock the taskbar!

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Posted 13 August 2004 - 03:33 PM

I love 100% my windows d ! To get back to my desktop i knew it for a while now and love it! Kinda like some people dont know what ctrl+alt+delete does! Some programs that freeze up but you have unseaved work and cant afford to hit the good old power button you just hit those keys and hit end task! Sometimes it works others .................




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