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How do you get rid of the icon in the Windows 7 system tray that shows you the hidden system tray programs?

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When you click on this icon you see the system tray programs that you've selected to hide. I could have sworn I've done this on other systems.

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When you click on that icon, it should show you a link called "Customize..." Click that and you will be show a menu that says Select which icons and notifications appear on the taskbar.

Click on the box below that says Always show all icons and notifications on the taskbar. It will then display all system tray icons on the taskbar.

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+1 beat me to it. well, here's my screen shot. :) –  Molly7244 Feb 21 '10 at 0:20
    
@Molly - I just happen to be looking at that menu when I saw the question. Thanks for the screenshot! :D –  Isxek Feb 21 '10 at 0:21
    
@lsxek I want to not display the icons I've selected to hide and also not show that icon above. I want both hidden. Can do? –  Howiecamp Feb 21 '10 at 0:35
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@Howiecamp - No Can do! :) however, there are programs and registry hacks to completely hide/remove system tray icons. –  Molly7244 Feb 21 '10 at 0:39
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