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#1 Miguel_92

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Posted 20 September 2014 - 06:18 PM

I have recently uninstalled a few programs on windows 8 and they are still there when i right click. How can i get rid of these programs? Also, how can i remove programs i no longer have from my system tray in the customise menu?



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Posted 20 September 2014 - 06:28 PM

Also, how can i remove programs i no longer have from my system tray in the customise menu?

I don't understand the first part of your post but I can answer the 2nd part.  Please read and follow this article to remove icons for old programs from your System Tray.  Note, although the article refers to Windows 7 it works in Windows 8 and 8.1 too.


Edited by Agouti, 21 September 2014 - 09:29 AM.


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Posted 20 September 2014 - 06:38 PM

Basically when i click on a program/picture it has a huge list of programs i can view pictures on or play music with that i've deleted. And i was wondering if you could remove the programs in question from the right click.



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Posted 20 September 2014 - 06:57 PM

Use CCleaner and follow this article to delete unwanted entries from your Explorer Context Menu.



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Posted 20 September 2014 - 11:55 PM

Hmm. It seems the programs i want to remove aren't there on CCleaner :unsure: . Where can i find the article on how to remove old notifications from the customise area of the system tray?



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Posted 21 September 2014 - 09:58 AM

My sincere apologies.  I forgot to post the link for removing old notification icons.  I have now corrected it in my above post but for your convenience it is:

 

http://www.ghacks.net/2010/02/09/remove-old-notification-icons-in-windows-7/

 

If you aren't seeing the context menu items you want to remove in CCleaner you could try FileMenu Tools portable.  Here's an article on using FileMenu Tools.

 

Context menu items can also be remove by editing the registry.  Here's an article on editing the registry.  If you choose to edit the registry make sure you back it up first or export the keys.



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Posted 21 September 2014 - 11:22 PM

Thank you very much for your help. I will try the context tool soon but i have now removed the registry keys and the notifications for old programs i no longer have are now gone.






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