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    Senior Member samnorr's Avatar
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    Default Can I delete system tray icons by editing the registry?

    For privacy reasons, I would like to run a screen logger program in the background, without its icon showing in the system tray. I need to completely remove the icon, not just hide it by using the "Customize Notifications" menu.

    Is there some system tray entry in the registry that I can delete?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: Can I delete system tray icons by editing the registry?

    Depends if the program puts a program there or not I think.

    Although, you can hide the entire system tray using the registry.
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    Default Re: Can I delete system tray icons by editing the registry?

    Sounds dubious.
    All the technology and software in the universe is useless when the end user has the IQ of a sack of hammers.

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    Default Re: Can I delete system tray icons by editing the registry?

    Quote Originally Posted by samnorr View Post
    For privacy reasons, I would like to run a screen logger program in the background, without its icon showing in the system tray. I need to completely remove the icon, not just hide it by using the "Customize Notifications" menu.

    Is there some system tray entry in the registry that I can delete?

    Thanks in advance.
    Any sort of logging program, if its any good will automatically hide its self, including the tray icons.

    BUT then of course theres the antivirus and antispyware to contend with, as most will detect the program and render it useless, as its doing the exact same thing/actions as most viruses/spyware.
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    Default Re: Can I delete system tray icons by editing the registry?

    Quote Originally Posted by beeswax34 View Post
    Sounds dubious.
    It is dubious. His username should be spamnorr.
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    Default Re: Can I delete system tray icons by editing the registry?

    ...and "devious"...don't forget "devious".

    Or like Sylvester says: "Deth-spicable!"

    Any more D-words?

    Oh, Ooo..how about "demented"?

    I like that word.


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