Windows 10: Taskbar icon Solved

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  1. Posts : 396
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       19 Feb 2017 #1

    Taskbar icon


    How do I get rid of this?
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  2. Posts : 4,502
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       19 Feb 2017 #2

    Looks to me like it's part of the Desktop Toolbar, can't tell for sure so may have to remove/turn off the Desktop Toolbar.

    Taskbar Toolbars - Remove in Windows 10
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  3. Posts : 6,975
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1709
       19 Feb 2017 #3

    Looks like you have Windows Essentials install and that looks like the icon for "Messenger".

    If you hover you mouse over it or click it what opens.

    Windows Essentials is no longer being supported and you may notice over time connection issues with different mail services. I saw the Windows Live mail icon in upper right.

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...ows-essentials
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  4. Posts : 19,844
    Win10 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Win10 Pro Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu
       19 Feb 2017 #4

    Clint said: View Post
    How do I get rid of this?
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    You have your taskbar unlocked, just drag the desktop toolbar only till you see the word desktop, then lock the taskbar by right clicking it and select lock taskbar.

    Orrrrrrr....
    You can do like me.
    With only the word Desktop showing, I move the shortcuts icons around, until I get the one I want showing(in my case Recycle Bin) is at the VERY top.
    Then while the taskbar is still unlocked I drag until the Bin is showing, and right click right next to it, without touching it or it's icon square(room it's actually given)and select View>>Large Icons.
    Then turn off Title & Text.
    Lock your toolbar.

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    You may have to adjust it a couple of times after booting, or restarting for the setting to "stick"
    , but it's worth it. Now I have just the working Recycle Bin on the taskbar, I have created folders to group my 3rd party software and Windows shortcuts, and can basically browse my entire PC from the taskbar.

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  5.    19 Feb 2017 #5

    Clint said: View Post
    How do I get rid of this?
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    Set the Toolbar and leave it. Don't unlock the Taskbar and drag it around.

    Or...
    create a blank shortcut in the folder with a name that keeps it at the top of the folder hierarchy.
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  6. Posts : 396
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       19 Feb 2017 #6

    I have the task bar locked.
    When I click on the icon, it takes me to explorer, where there is a folder named Carolyn.
    The folder is also under users, which should be there.
    When I try to delete the icon or the folder, I get the message below and the folder or icon stays.

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  7.    19 Feb 2017 #7

    @Clint
    Exit the Desktop Toolbar, then reset it without unlocking the Taskbar at all.

    EDIT:
    If you are choosing the pre-defined 'Desktop' Toolbar, that includes the User Desktop plus whatever is on the virtual desktop;
    if you only want the virtual desktop, choose it from the navigation pane as a 'New Toolbar'.
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  • Posts : 396
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       19 Feb 2017 #8

    How do you reset the toolbar?
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  •    19 Feb 2017 #9

    Clint said: View Post
    How do you reset the toolbar?
    Uncheck it, then go again and re-check it.

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  • Posts : 396
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       19 Feb 2017 #10

    OK,That fixed it. Thanks Edwin. I guess my wife let the mouse slip
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