To disable system tray icons on Windows XP / Vista
- Open up regedit.exe on Run box option.
- Navigate down to following registry key :
- check if the DWORD entry NoTrayItemsDisplay is already
available in the left panel,if
NoTrayItemDisplay available. Change
the value of NoTrayItemDisplay to
“1″if don’t have NoTrayItemDisplay,
Then create NoTrayItem display entry
and set the value as ” 1 “.
- After completed modify or create the registr, Restart the computer then
you will see the effect that all
system icons tray will be hidden.
For Windows System timer, you can remove the system clock by right-clicking on the taskbar and choosing Properties and turn off ” show on clock ” option.
Note: to restore the system tray icons, just navigate to windows registry and delete the ” NoTrayItemDisplay ” entry. Or create registry file or batch file one that enables and the other disables.
If you want me to tell how to create a reg or bat file for this then please leave a comment
EDIT: To disable utorrent tray icon , simply open your utorrent, then go to Options, select Preferences, under UI settings uncheck "Always show try icon"
Disadvanntage: If your brother is smart enough or he finds this post while surfing in the internet , I am sure he will simply close the utorrent or any other program from the Task-Manager process list
So to workaround this you might wanna consider Disabling your task manager as well
here is how you can disable task-manager
Hive: HKEY_CURRENT_USER Key:
Name: DisableTaskMgr Type: REG_DWORD
Value: 1=Enablethis key, that is
DISABLE TaskManager Value:
0=Disablethis key, that is Don't
Disable, Enable TaskManager
Your Brother can still outsmart this by just killing the utorrent process using a batch script or something else.
According to me the possible solution would be to disable him from using your computer. This can be done by locking your system using a 3rd party software called Desktop Lock . For more information on Desktop-Lock go here http://www.toplang.com/desktoplock.htm