Solved Cleaning up System Tray (remove unused icons)

August 5, 2012 at 10:17:04
Specs: Windows XP
How do I delete unused icons from the system tray?

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August 5, 2012 at 10:54:08
It depends on what you mean by the term 'unused' but as a general rule: (1) see if there is an option to turn it off in the particular program that relates to the icon. (2) uninstall the program if you don't need it. (3) Use the Tools/startup section of CCleaner to select which program you don't want starting at system boot.

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August 5, 2012 at 11:13:58
There is also a hide unused as part of taskbar options.

Some programs are real stinkers. You may want the program but the stupid installer just puts an icon there without asking you. The program may or may not have some option to remove it and keep the program.

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August 5, 2012 at 21:50:05
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I find this gives me the flexibility I like, simply by checking or unchecking the program.

Mz StartUp Manager

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