- Sep 9, 2003
I always forget how to fix these things. I somehow made my taskbar twice as high as it should be. how do I fix this?
Remove Tray Icons with a Registry Hack
Is your Windows XP computer or a Windows XP computer under your control deluged with tray icons? You know, those 37 icons sitting next to the clock? Are they taking up way too much room in your TASKBAR? If so, you can whack ‘em with this Registry hack:
Click the Start button. Click the Run command and type Regedit in the Open text box. Click OK.
In the Registry Editor, go to the following registry key:
HKEY LOCAL MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ policies \ Explorer
Click the Edit menu, point to New, and click DWORD Value.
Press the ENTER key on the keyboard. Right click on New Value #1 and click the Rename command. Type in the new name "NoTrayItemsDisplay" (without the quotes) and press ENTER.
In the Edit DWORD Value dialog box, put a number "1" (without the quotes) in the Value data text box. Click OK.
Close the Registry Editor
Log off and log back on. No more tray icons! Go back and change the NoTrayItemsDisplay value to 0 (zero) if you want to see the tray icons again.
Control Inactive Tray Icon Behavior
Speaking of tray icons, maybe you're just the opposite of the person who wants them to go away. Maybe you want to *always* see *all* of the tray icons! You don't want the inactive icons to disappear. If so, just do this:
Click Start and click Control Panel. Change to Classic View and double click on the TASKBAR and Start Menu icon.
On the TASKBAR tab in the TASKBAR and Start Menu Properties dialog box, find the Hide inactive icons checkbox and remove the checkmark from the checkbox by clicking on it.
Click Apply and then click OK. The tray icons will no longer disappear.
Geronimo said:Geronimo writes:
How the heck do you move it from side to side my friend?
And thanks all for trying to help.