icons and notifications on taskbar

  mart7 15:32 PM 13 Apr 13

When i click show hidden icons on the taskbar and customise im presented with a lot of icons to select which icons and notifications are to appear on the taskbar Some i would just like to take off the list,magic iso,magic disk exe,windows device virtual iso installation etc

How do i remove these from the list? None of these programs are still on my pc, I know i can hide icons and notifications but id like to remove them from the ever growing list


  Chronos the 2nd 15:40 PM 13 Apr 13

Have a look here.

Open Windows Explorer, choose “Tools->Folder options…”, click on the View tab, select the “Show hidden files, folders, and drives” option and click on OK. Next, use Windows Explorer to navigate to the store for pinned items (replace USERNAME with your own Windows 7 account):

C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar

That folder has shortcuts to all the programs you have pinned to the taskbar. In my example, I located and deleted the Safari shortcut and its ghost icon immediately disappeared from the taskbar.

  rdave13 18:05 PM 13 Apr 13
  mart7 12:56 PM 17 Apr 13

Chronos the 2nd

thanks but i got lost at the point of navigating for the pinned items

Rdave 13

cheers that worked You would think there would be a simpler solution


This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Should I upgrade to Windows 10? Windows 10 is now available, so do you have to upgrade? 8 reasons…

Why Vodafone’s frequency choice should interest you: The benefits of 800MHz

Digital visionaries discuss Designing the Future

How to run Windows 10 on Mac: How to run Windows 10 using Boot Camp or VirtualBox to install…