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Is there a way to not show Modern Apps in the Taskbar?

  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1 & dualbooting with Elementary Luna

    Is there a way to not show Modern Apps in the Taskbar?


    Is there a awy to make it so Windows 8.1 does not show any of the Modern Apps in the taskbar?

    For instance, I like to keep NotePad8, Weather and some others running, but I don't want them taking up Taskbar realestate since (as far as I'm aware at least), those Modern apps will remain open until I close them for good by moving to the upper left part of the screen.

    So, if anyone knows of any methods I could try to do this, I would be all ears! I suspect there's probably something I could do in the registry, and if there is, maybe someone could attach a .reg file for me.

    I'm also attaching a screencap of what I'm talking about.

    Thanks a lot, everyone!

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  2. #2


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


    This might be what you want---

    Right click Taskbar & click Properties---

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  3. #3


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1 & dualbooting with Elementary Luna


    That did the trick. Thanks a lot!
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  4. #4


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


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Is there a way to not show Modern Apps in the Taskbar?
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