Move "Safely Remove Hardware" icon from system tray to Hidden Icons

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  1. OldGrantonian's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 2004
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    Move "Safely Remove Hardware" icon from system tray to Hidden Icons


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    My "Safely Remove Hardware" icon has moved from Hidden Icons to the system tray - to the right of the "Show hIdden icons" icon.

    How can I move it back to Hidden Icons?

    I don't want to use Shawn Brink's tutorial until I get advice. I might cause conflict between the current setup and the tutorial setup - which might give me a hidden laptop.

    Create Safely Remove Hardware shortcut in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials

    Thanks.
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  2. Posts : 1,871
    W10 pro x64 20H2 Build 19042.610
       #2

    First thought is just to right click an empty bit of the taskbar, click 'taskbar settings, and then scroll down the page to 'select which icons appear on the taskbar' and check you haven't got Safely Remove ticked.

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  3. slicendice's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 20H2 Build 19042.906 (Branch: Release Preview)
       #3

    @Mooly
    You beat me to it! Was just typing. :)

    @OldGrantonian
    While you are looking at the "Select Which icons appear in the taskbar", go through the whole list to make sure only stuff you want to see all the time are displayed and the rest are hidden behind the "Show hidden icons" -button by default.
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  4. OldGrantonian's Avatar
    Posts : 207
    Windows 10 Pro 2004
    Thread Starter
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    Thanks to Mooly and slicendice for responses :)

    The Windows Explorer setting was Off when I entered the dialog. I changed to On.

    The Safely Remove icon is still on the taskbar (with an external drive connected), but I want it to be in the Hidden Icons.

    Move "Safely Remove Hardware" icon from system tray to Hidden Icons-safelyeject.png


    Maybe I should try to delete the sys tray icon, and start over again using Shawn Brink's tutorial? If yes - how do I remove the sys tray icon?

    Thanks.
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  5. Posts : 260
    Win 10 Pro X64
       #5

    Have you tried to simply left click and drag the icon and drop it into the hidden icons popup
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  6. OldGrantonian's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 2004
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    shimshom said:
    Have you tried to simply left click and drag the icon and drop it into the hidden icons popup

    Yes. But it didn't work

    The reason it didn't work is because after I opened the hidden icons popup, and then moved the mouse at lightning speed to grab the eject icon, the hidden popup always closed too quickly.

    I attached a second mouse. But in that case, the mice fight to control a single pointer.

    I then tried selecting the icon first, then dragging it to prove that nothing would happen. Wrong again. The icon continued to drag and the popup popped up. Can't lose them all.

    BTW: The reverse also works for any icon.

    Thanks.
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  7. Posts : 260
    Win 10 Pro X64
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    Just tested it on a 1709 pro x64 and it works fine. Drag the icon and hover over the arrow until the hidden icons popup then drag it into it and drop. If you try it the other way by opening the hidden icons popup first then try and jump to the icon you want to drag in, it would never work.
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  8. slicendice's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 20H2 Build 19042.906 (Branch: Release Preview)
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    @OldGrantonian

    Sometimes you have to turn the setting on and back off again, before the icon disappears into the hidden menu.
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  9. OldGrantonian's Avatar
    Posts : 207
    Windows 10 Pro 2004
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       #9

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    Thanks for all responses.

    The final suggestion by slicendice did the trick.

    slicendice said:
    @OldGrantonian

    Sometimes you have to turn the setting on and back off again, before the icon disappears into the hidden menu.
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  10. Posts : 1,871
    W10 pro x64 20H2 Build 19042.610
       #10

    Good to know you have it sorted :)
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