Any way to hide the taskbar icon?

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  1. mediortal

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    I was wondering, is there any way to completely hide the taskbar and systray icons from showing?

    Sometimes someone will be using the pc while MP is running, and I don't want them to click any of the icons. I know there is already an option to whole taskbar, but that is too much for me right now, as I need some to stay at all times.

    So is there any setting or reg that can be set?






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    You want to completely hide the taskbar, but still "need some to stay at all times". Could you be more specific on this?
     
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    On Windows XP.

    Right Click Taskbar
    Properties
    AutoHide Taskbar
     
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    What I mean is, you know how every time you open a program, and some have systray icons, and all show up in the taskbar, like a little box, so you can click on it etc...

    Well I just want to hid the MP taskbar box and systray icon, not the whole taskbar, or any other program, just media portal.


    I hope that's clearer :D

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    So is this impossible to do, would still like to know?


    thanks.
     
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    I still have no idea what you mean mate.

    The only thing visible on my screen is the recycle bin, everything else is gone, so its probably not impossible.

    How about doing a screenshot of the item that you are referring to?

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    I believe that he doesn't want the systray icon or the taskbar entry to appear for MediaPortal.

    HTH
     
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    That option will either be in the software settings (configurator), if not then it would have to be done through the registry.

    I will boot up the media centre tomorrow night and find it.

    Knew there was an easier way!

    How to hide an icon from the Taskbar (Bottom right near clock)

    Right click on taskbar/clock.

    Properties

    Customize

    Find MP in list.

    Drop down box

    "Always hide"



    Im getting really confused with the taskbar and the systray icon? Arent they one of the same essentially?

    Do you mean remove the process from the taskmanger, to make the application invisible?
     
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    OK, well I don't really need this anymore as I'm using one display now, but just in case I go back to 2 displays in the future, I might still be in need of it, so.....



    But then that would completely remove explorer.exe, and I think that's already an option in the MP config (hide taskbar)





    Well I guess a picture tells a thousand words, plus I've run out of ways to describe it :D


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    that's basically all I was asking, and if there is some magic reg settings, that applies to any program, then that would be even better.
    :)
     
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