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Remove windows icon from taskbar in 8.1

  1. #1


    Posts : 16
    Windows 8.1

    Remove windows icon from taskbar in 8.1


    In windows 8 it was removed and I was happy (I have a keyboard so I just use hotkeys), but in 8.1 it turns on by default and I can't see how to switch it back off. Thanks in advance!

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  2. #2


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    A screenshot would help.
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  3. #3


    UK
    Posts : 333
    Windows Server 2012 R2 / 8.1


    Hello,

    I am assuming this is what you are trying to do:

    How Can I Hide the Start Button in Windows 8.1?

    Cheers,
    Harry
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  4. #4


    Posts : 16
    Windows 8.1


    Thanks Harrylowt, is there any way to do it /without/ having to install a program and have it run at startup? Useless buttons are annoying, but having a program run at startup to remove the useless button is worse!
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  5. #5


    UK
    Posts : 333
    Windows Server 2012 R2 / 8.1


    Gorman,

    As far as am I am aware Microsoft did not put an option in Windows 8.1 to change this.

    The Applications are not to intrusive and you can set to be started at start-up and hidden from the action bar.

    Cheers,
    Harry
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  6. #6


    Posts : 16
    Windows 8.1


    I think I'll just live with it and hope they add the option in 8.2 Thanks anyway!
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  7. #7


    UK
    Posts : 333
    Windows Server 2012 R2 / 8.1


    Fingers crossed..

    My pleasure, have a good day Gorman.
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