Windows 10: How do I hide a running application's system tray icons?

  1.    17 Sep 2017 #1

    How do I hide a running application's system tray icons?


    You know the system tray icons right? The little menu that opens up when you click the little arrow in the taskbar? It shows all the currently running applications, but I was wondering if it was possible to have the icon not show in the menu even if the program is still running? (How to remove the app's icon in the system tray)

    I know there is a setting for notification icons but all that does it move it into the menu or taskbar

    I have tried looking through the program's resource files but I wasn't able to find a file that contained the menu icon.
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  2.    17 Sep 2017 #2

    In "Settings"........select, "Personalization"........down the left side - select "Taskbar"....

    Scroll down this page and you will see......"Notification Area".....under this click on "Select which icons appear on the taskbar"

    Oh yea, welcome to the forums.....
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    win10 pro x64 ver. 1709 bld. 17046.1000
       18 Sep 2017 #3

    kipper said: View Post
    In "Settings"........select, "Personalization"........down the left side - select "Taskbar"....
    Scroll down this page and you will see......"Notification Area".....under this click on "Select which icons appear on the taskbar"
    Oh yea, welcome to the forums.....
    that just hides them in the popup menu displayed by the up caret "^", which is where he apparently wants to remove it from. only 'official' setting as per above, either hides them there or displays them on the toolbar notification area. some progs have a program setting option to change the displayed icon, or hide it. i gather he wants to completely remove any icon from the main visible area AND also from the hidden popup. personally i do not know of a way, maybe someone else will. registry hack?
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    Windows 10 (Pro and Insider Pro)
       19 Sep 2017 #4
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