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Windows Indexing Magnifying Glass Won't Go Away!

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#1 norwood781


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Posted 05 January 2011 - 06:07 AM

So I've done everything I can possibly think to get rid of this thing. Turned off indexing, killed the service...yet there still sits a magnifying glass in the systray remains.

What do I need to do to get rid of this thing?

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Posted 05 January 2011 - 08:35 AM

Maybe you installed Windows Search. If so, can be found in the Windows update section of Add/remove Programs and can be uninstalled.
Have a look in the start-up items. Assuming you have Wxp, did you try Start, Run, msconfig. Go to Selective Startup and untick the programs you don't need in the Startup tab.
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Posted 05 January 2011 - 09:52 AM

Right click on the task bar. Remove the check mark from next to "search" I think.

Then to prevent it from coming back on restart and if you do not use multiple languages on your system. Go to Control Panel > Regional and language Options > Languages tab Details button > Advanced button > under System Configuration place a check mark next to Turn off advanced text services.

That or uninstalling the Windows Search as mentioned will should rid of it as well as eliminate an unneeded process. ctfmon. Which is also installed with some Office products.

Edited by ThunderZ, 05 January 2011 - 09:52 AM.

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