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When Spotify is running, it shows a little icon in the activity field. On most operative systems, closing the Spotify window minimizes the player to the activity window, freeing up space in the task bar - but not in Windows 7, it seems.

I think it's a little uneccessary to have two icons in almost the same place that does almost the same thing. Is there anyway to hide a program icon from the task bar, in this case specifically Spotify?

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You can right click the tray icon and 'check' "Hide from Taskbar when Closed".

And then click the cross :)

I had the same problem and found the solution on Google.

Altough it would be great if it was also on the Preferences page where I looked first.

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+1 for providing the source and +100 for hinting the devs to where this should have been located – Bruiser Mar 22 '12 at 16:59
Awesome! Spot on – Artiom Aug 6 '12 at 11:04
It should also be by default, with the classical notification that programs with that same desired behaviour show if you will. – Carles Alcolea Nov 11 '14 at 19:48
Not working on Windows 8. Just doesn't show that option any more... I'm beginning to hate Spotify... – user237209 Apr 30 '15 at 15:08

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