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Windows 7 - Remove MSN Messenger icon from taskbar


zincy

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Hello all
Is there a way to remove the MSN Messenger icon from the taskbar while remaining logged in to Messenger?

I want the program to remain open, but I don't need it sitting in the taskbar all the time. In previous versions of Windows it would minimize to the notification area.

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zincy

ps why is there so many adverts now on this website? it slowing it down a lot?

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anskyber

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Choose the up arrow to the left of the notification area and select customise. Adjust to never show.

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zincy

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hi

i want it to show as an icon in the bottom right of my taskbar, but at the moment its in the bottom of the task bar? if that make sense?

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anskyber

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You mean more to the left and a larger icon? If so right click it and select unpin from task bar.

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zincy

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sorry, i wasnt very clear. i want it as an icon on the right bottom like when its mimnised. But when i minmised it now its on the task bar, like when you open a folder its in the middle of the taskbar?

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Zeppelyn

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Right click on the program icon then in properties select Compatibility and choose to run this program in compatibility mode for Vista SP2.

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zincy

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thanks zeppelyn thats the answer i found on google as well, but im usuing windows home premium,so i thought i dont have this option?

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Zeppelyn

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Same here, Windows 7 Home Premium, works fine.

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zincy

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thanks alot zeppelyn!! it worked
seems a little thing, but it was annoying me hehe

thanks again!

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