IN THIS TASK
- Hide the Tray Program While You Permit the Host Program to Run in the Background
- Quit the Tray Program
- Prevent a Program from Automatically Starting When Windows Starts
- To prevent the clock from appearing in the notification area, follow these steps:
- Click Start, point to Control Panel, and then click Taskbar and Start Menu.
- Click to clear the Show Clock check box, and then click OK.
- To prevent the network connection icon from appearing in the notification area, follow these steps:
- Click Start, point to Control Panel, and then point to Network Connections.
- Right-click the network connection, and then click Properties.
- Click to clear the Show icon in taskbar when connected check box, and then click OK.
- To prevent the volume control from appearing in the notification area, follow these steps:
- Click Start, point to Control Panel, and then click Sounds and Audio Devices Properties.
- Click the Volume tab, click to clear the Show volume control on the taskbar check box under Device volume, and then click
To quit a tray program by using the tray icon, follow these steps:
- Right-click the tray icon that you want to remove.
- If a menu appears, click Exit or Close.
- Press CTRL+ALT+DELETE, and then click Task Manager.
- Click the Processes tab, click the name of process for the program that you want to quit, and then click End Process.
NOTE: If you are not sure which .exe file runs the program that you want to quit, contact the program manufacturer.
- Quit Task Manager.
The icon of the program should no longer appear in the notification area.
- If the program has a menu bar, browse the menus to see if there is an Options or Preferences command, and if so, click it.
- View the various settings to determine whether there is a way to prevent the program from automatically starting when Windows starts. If such a setting exists, enable that setting.
- Quit the program.
- Click Start, point to All Programs, and then point to Startup.
- Right-click the program shortcut, and then click Delete.
NOTE: To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the Administrators group on the local computer, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority. If the computer is joined to a domain, members of the Domain Admins group may be able to perform this procedure. As a security best practice, consider using Run as to perform this procedure.
- Click Start, click Run, type msconfig in the Open box, and then click OK.
- Click the Startup tab.
- Click to clear the check boxes for the programs that you want to prevent from automatically starting when Windows starts.
- Use Registry Editor (Regedit.exe) to locate and then click the following key in the registry:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
- If the program appears in the details pane (right side), right-click the program, and then click Delete.
- Quit Registry Editor.