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Skydrive showing in tray?

  1. #1


    Posts : 68
    Windows 8

    Skydrive showing in tray?


    Since yesterdays updates in Win 8.1, I have a Skydrive icon in the system tray. Can it be disabled?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Muyfa,

    If you like you could hide it.

    Notification Area Icons - Hide or Show System Icons and Notifications - Windows 7 Help Forums

    If you don't use SkyDrive (soon to be OneDrive), then you could also disable SkyDrive integration to remove it.

    https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...e-disable.html

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    yes
    it appeared here yesterday too just after the latest update
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  4. #4


    Posts : 68
    Windows 8


    Tnx. I'll try it. :-)
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  5. #5


    Detroit
    Posts : 68
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Muyfa,

    If you like you could hide it.

    Notification Area Icons - Hide or Show System Icons and Notifications - Windows 7 Help Forums

    If you don't use SkyDrive (soon to be OneDrive), then you could also disable SkyDrive integration to remove it.

    https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...e-disable.html

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
    doesnt help as this does not hide it. It just puts a goofy arrow to it in your taskbar instead. I know me, and many like me want an empty taskbar and have had one. Till now that is. Apparently microsoft doesnt deem this important and just thwaps things down there in an attempt to force using it down our throat.

    how aggravating. 20 years with not a single thing in my taskbar but the clock. Just the wya i like it. Until now that is. WTG M$
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  6. #6


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Yeah, it was mostly just a workaround for now.
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  7. #7


    Detroit
    Posts : 68
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Yeah, it was mostly just a workaround for now.
    Yea it's a wonder Microsoft and it's top tier talent and billions of dollars couldn't come up with something as simple as a check box to enable or disable the icon.

    I have no problem keeping everything else out of the task bar. Even home brew freeware apps all have a checkbox for that. Whether it be in options, preferences, settings, via right click, or even when closing the app. I've tried it all and some. Even hunted down the process, file, and service. Unfortunately I was unable to do anything but close it after which it re appears when you restart.

    I don't mind the folders in explorer, and I will likely end up using it at some point. However whether I do or don't is irrelevant because either way I don't want it in my taskbar! Sigh!

    If anyone finds anything or has a line to someone at Microsoft. Lift their palm for them and press it against their forehead with as much force and at as high a speed as possible. Open or closed hand is irrelevant.
    Last edited by klepp0906; 18 Feb 2014 at 17:00.
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  8. #8


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    If you log into the computer with a Windows Live account, Skydrive has to stay enabled, in order to sync your settings and user profile. That way if you go to another Windows 8 machine, or have to reload the OS on the hard drive, you can easily restore your profile.
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  9. #9


    Detroit
    Posts : 68
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64


    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    If you log into the computer with a Windows Live account, Skydrive has to stay enabled, in order to sync your settings and user profile. That way if you go to another Windows 8 machine, or have to reload the OS on the hard drive, you can easily restore your profile.
    We have no problem with skydrive staying enabled, it's the icon in the taskbar that is the issue. (To be fair. Some people don't even care about skydrive period, much less being able to sync settings between the other pcs they don't even have )
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  10. #10


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    There is something peculiar about the whole Skydrive/File Manager folder in C:\Windows
    In Windows 8 a user was able to uninstall Skydrive and Photos, now you can't; they both reside in 'File Manager' folder, which I've never seen before.
    Then, weird stuff happens when you try to delete things!?
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