Windows 10: Turn off location icon


  1. Posts : 165
    Windows 10 Enterprise x64 1709
       10 Sep 2016 #1

    Turn off location icon


    Howdy,

    Thanks to Brink for his good tutorial on how to disable location service here:
    Location Service - Turn On or Off in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    Settings > Home > Taskbar > Turn system icons on or off > Location is ON.
    I also want to turn it off via registry only.
    Any idea on which key will do it?
    Thank for help :)

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  2. Posts : 7,660
    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       10 Sep 2016 #2

    omidsolo said: View Post
    I also want to turn it off via registry only.
    Any idea on which key will do it?
    Didn't Brink cover the registry keys in option 4?
    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...a.html#option4
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  3. Posts : 34,640
    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       10 Sep 2016 #3

    Bree said: View Post
    Didn't Brink cover the registry keys in option 4?
    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...a.html#option4
    I saw that, too. Not sure if the OP wants to turn off the Service via registry, or just the systray icon.
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  4. Posts : 165
    Windows 10 Enterprise x64 1709
    Thread Starter
       10 Sep 2016 #4

    Sorry but I posted the Bink's tutorial link myself, how could I didn't see the option 4 ?!
    Option 4 only turns off the service from registry! Not system tray icon!
    I want to turn Location system icon OFF!!!
    Thanks :)
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  5. Posts : 34,640
    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       10 Sep 2016 #5

    omidsolo said: View Post
    Sorry but I posted the Bink's tutorial link myself, how could I didn't see the option 4 ?!
    Option 4 only turns off the service from registry! Not system tray icon!
    I want to turn Location system icon OFF!!!
    Thanks :)
    Maybe I'm not reading this right, but if you kill the service, there won't be any tray icon to display. No service, no trigger to display = no icon. Am I missing something?
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  6. Posts : 165
    Windows 10 Enterprise x64 1709
    Thread Starter
       10 Sep 2016 #6

    Yes, I already disabled service, but as you can see in the screen shot, the button is ON.
    This button is connected to a registry key, I wanna that key :)
    Thanks again...
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  7. Posts : 34,640
    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       10 Sep 2016 #7

    omidsolo said: View Post
    Yes, I already disabled service, but as you can see in the screen shot, the button is ON.
    This button is connected to a registry key, I wanna that key :)
    Thanks again...
    I'm assuming you can't turn that icon off from the settings app, is that correct?
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  8. Posts : 165
    Windows 10 Enterprise x64 1709
    Thread Starter
       10 Sep 2016 #8

    Yes I lost my hands in an accident and cant turn it off via settings :)
    So I collect all my customizations in a single .reg file and with each win clean install i apply my settings with a single reg file run!
    I'll ask it somewhere else, thanks for your helpful answers :)
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  9.    3 Weeks Ago #9

    omidsolo said: View Post
    Yes I lost my hands in an accident and cant turn it off via settings :)
    So I collect all my customizations in a single .reg file and with each win clean install i apply my settings with a single reg file run!
    I'll ask it somewhere else, thanks for your helpful answers :)
    Did you ever discover the answer to this?
    I'm finally being forced to do Windows 10 imaging.

    Like Windows 7, the following post shows you how disable some of the icons in Windows 10, but not Location, Touch Keyboard, Windows Ink Workspace or Touchpad
    Enable or Disable System Icons on Taskbar in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
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