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Customizing Notifications

by evilshaddow / October 28, 2004 11:01 PM PDT

Right click on the start bar and go on 'properties' and then select 'customize' under the 'taskbar' tab, these hide/show/hide when inactive programs slowly build up, under 'past items', e.g. i have got 3 'java(TM) 2 platforms set to hide when inactive, is there anyway i can remove the programs/folders of this list that i dont use anymore, i have winodws XP home (sp2)


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Re: Customizing Notifications
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 28, 2004 11:58 PM PDT

" is there anyway i can remove the programs/folders of this list that i dont use anymore, i have winodws XP home (sp2) "

You would have to stop what software that is adding itself to the tray or configure such software to not use the tray. XP does offer a way to hide this from the list and banish it from the taskbar or tray. This is only done by stopping the software from loading or uninstalling the software.


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Re: Customizing Notifications
by Cetin Denislam / October 29, 2004 12:18 AM PDT

Follow the steps presented in MSKB article:

Q283084 -"How to Clear Past Items from the Notification Area"

Good Luck,


Trying to unweave, unwind, unravel
And piece together the past and the future,

T. S. Eliot

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Re: Customizing Notifications
by evilshaddow / October 29, 2004 4:21 AM PDT

Thanks, how do you find your way through the microsoft site, i never get any 'usefull' results from the search lol Silly i'll look harder next time, thanks

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You are welcome. Next time search use Abracadabra ;-) [NT]
by Cetin Denislam / October 30, 2004 3:42 AM PDT


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