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Recycle Bin in taskbar - how to remove it

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Windowe 8.1 Enterprise x64

    Recycle Bin in taskbar - how to remove it


    Hello,

    I have uncommon problem - I have a Recycle Bin on my taskbar (not sure how it ended there - some app put it there perhaps).
    There is no way to remove it - no possibility to drag it away from there, right click gives you only the same options as right clicking RB on Desktop /Open; Empty; Pin to Start; Create shrotcut; Properties (bin only)/. It is not visible as toolbar so I cannot disable it that way either. Attaching screenshot.
    Does anyone have an idea how to deal with it?

    I am using Win8.1 Enterprize x64

    Best regards,
    Jarek

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  2. #2


    Cross Plains
    Posts : 255
    Windows 10 Pro


    I have the same thing. I dont know how it got there either. It just appeared there randomly one day. Im running Windows 10 x64 Pro so it isnt just a Win 8.1 thing.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Windowe 8.1 Enterprise x64


    Thank you for sharing.
    Now does anybody have solution to that - some kind of Regedit fix (I suppose that all taskbar functions and icons displayed are there somwhere) or some tweaking app that allows you to customize taskbar including pinned programs?

    BR
    Jarek
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  4. #4


    Posts : 3
    Windowe 8.1 Enterprise x64


    SOLVED.
    Responsible was Actual Multiple Monitors app that had option on to put Recycle Bin on Taskbar.
    This option had to be added in last update - that's why appeared suddenly.

    Closing topic,
    Jarek
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  5. #5


    Cross Plains
    Posts : 255
    Windows 10 Pro


    I never would have thought of that. I use Actual Window Manager which is their top level solution, incorporating Actual Multiple Monitors among others. Ill look into that. Thanks for posting this.

    Found the option and disabled it. Much better. Thank you.
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