Notification Area - Taskbar problem?

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  1. Posts : 271
    Windows 10 pro x64
       #1

    Notification Area - Taskbar problem?


    In Settings/Personalisation/Taskbar/Select which icons appear on the taskbar: there are a few icons that are no longer installed on my PC that I would like to remove? I know this can be done, but I have forgotten how to do this?
    Can someone please tell me how to remove them?
    Last edited by Willabong; 13 May 2023 at 13:02.
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  2. WXC
    Posts : 13,170
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 22H2 19045.4046
       #2

    Willabong said:
    In Settings-Personalisation-Taskbar-Select which icons appear on the taskbar: there are a few icons that are no longer installed on my PC that I would like to remove? I know this can be done, but I have forgotten how to do this?
    Can someone please tell me how to remove them?
    You could simply unpin them from the taskbar.

    In your taskbar, right click the icon and click 'Unpin from taskbar'.


    My apology, if I have misunderstood your question.
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  3. Posts : 42,922
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #3

    Unpin from taskbar - from the huge searchable Tutorial section:
    'Pin to taskbar' and 'Unpin from taskbar' Apps in Windows 10

    Do feel free to have a look at the tutorial section - many practical illustrated solutions to common usage questions.
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  4. Posts : 42,922
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #4

    Unpin from taskbar - from the huge searchable Tutorial section:
    'Pin to taskbar' and 'Unpin from taskbar' Apps in Windows 10

    Do feel free to have a look at the tutorial section - many practical illustrated solutions to common usage questions.

    Note that you would find you had fewer leftovers after uninstalling if you routinely used a (free/paid) 3rd party uninstaller which first runs the standard uninstall, as created by the author, then scans for leftovers.

    E.g. Geek Uninstaller, Revo Uninstaller ....
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  5. Posts : 271
    Windows 10 pro x64
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       #5

    I use Ashampoo Uninstaller 12 which also does a deep clean of leftover files. But that is not what I am asking about, please read my first post again (I have modified it to perhaps make more sense.) I am asking for a way to remove icons from the Settings menu Personalisation "Select which icons appear on the taskbar" section. If you navigate to that section you will know the type of icon I am trying to remove?
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  6. Posts : 42,922
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
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    If you had perhaps posted a screenshot that would have helped.

    I think with the long taskbar shown in your signature the post read very much as if you were referring to that.
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  7. Posts : 68,845
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
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    Hello @Willabong,

    You can use the method in the tutorial below to reset the notification area icons to also clear the "Select which icons appear on the taskbar" list in Settings.

    Reset Notification Area Icons in Windows 10
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  8. Posts : 271
    Windows 10 pro x64
    Thread Starter
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    That long taskbar heading is actually a section heading in the personalisation/taskbar menu! And it is in that named section that the startup icons are stored that you can allow or restrict from displaying on the taskbar. But some of the entries in there are no longer installed programs on my PC, so I would like to remove those entries/icons?
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  9. Posts : 68,845
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
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    Willabong said:
    That long taskbar heading is actually a section heading in the personalisation/taskbar menu! And it is in that named section that the startup icons are stored that you can allow or restrict from displaying on the taskbar. But some of the entries in there are no longer installed programs on my PC, so I would like to remove those entries/icons?
    Correct. You can use the method in the tutorial below to reset the notification area icons to also clear the "Select which icons appear on the taskbar" list in Settings. It will automatically repopulate with the apps still installed.

    Reset Notification Area Icons in Windows 10
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  10. Posts : 271
    Windows 10 pro x64
    Thread Starter
       #10

    Thank you Brink! That is exactly what I was trying to say. The Bat file worked perfectly! I am sorry if I confused dalchina and WXC, My Bad!
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