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A program I use currently shows up in the notification area on the taskbar. I want the program to run, but not to be visible in the notification area in any way.

I know you can hide the area completely but that is not something I want to do. I would like to just hide a single program. Is this possible?

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Isn't that still called the "tray"? Which program are you talking about, specifically? – slhck Oct 31 '11 at 20:34
a few actually, i have an apple airport program, touchpad, bluetooth, some stupid hp drive program.... – theure Oct 31 '11 at 20:38

It is possible:

Click the arrow, then click customize. Scroll to the program in question (the one you want to hide) click the drop-down menu, and select "Hide icon and notifications"

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EDIT: Try going through the program's options or preferences. Usually there is something there. What is the name of this program?

EDIT: It should still work. If the icon is on the taskbar or hidden under the arrow, that is still the place to remove them.

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The question specifically asked for something other than this: "I don't want to move it into the little arrow part but just be gone – not being able to click it or find it there." – William Jackson Oct 31 '11 at 21:02
oops. I'll have to do something about my answer then... – wizlog Oct 31 '11 at 21:19
yeah some programs don't have that option. thats why I asked – theure Oct 31 '11 at 21:59
read my latest edit. – wizlog Oct 31 '11 at 23:10

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