Desktops forum

General discussion

system tray

by acebabe / October 16, 2004 12:41 AM PDT

op. syst. win me

Laptop

How do i disable some of the things in my system tray from starting on start up. I have so many it takes forever to start my computer.

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: system tray
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: system tray
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
Re: system tray
by Bob__B / October 16, 2004 4:45 AM PDT
In reply to: system tray

If you were to right click on these items in systray you might find that you have access to the program options.

If you were to look around in those options you might find something like "load/run at startup".

If you were to untick that option then the prog won't load at startup.

There are other ways that progs load at startup but see if that will get you close to what you want.

Collapse -
Re: system tray/another way
by Steven Haninger / October 17, 2004 10:00 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: system tray

Go to Start/Run and type msconfig. Go to the Startup list. You can uncheck items here that show up in the tray. Not all of them post an icon there so you will need to find some reference which is sometimes cryptic. You will need to restart the PC afterwards.

Popular Forums
icon
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
icon
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
icon
Laptops 21,181 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
icon
Phones 17,137 discussions
icon
Security 31,287 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
icon
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
icon
Windows 10 2,657 discussions

CNET FORUMS TOP DISCUSSION

Help, my PC with Windows 10 won't shut down properly

Since upgrading to Windows 10 my computer won't shut down properly. I use the menu button shutdown and the screen goes blank, but the system does not fully shut down. The only way to get it to shut down is to hold the physical power button down till it shuts down. Any suggestions?