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Want to remove those in the taskbar

  1. #1


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    Want to remove those in the taskbar


    Guest OS ...... Win 8 RP
    Host OS ........ Win 7.

    Like most people I wanted the old-fashioned Start button back.
    So, upon searching I found Start8 which I installed. I might have messed around after installing Start8, a few buttons appear in my taskbar. ( see screenshot.)
    Start8 is not what I wanted. I uninstalled it and installed ViStart which I am now using.

    Problem, I cannot find a way to remove those buttons in the taskbar. Right click does noting.
    Click image for larger version

    Help please.

    t-4-2

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  2. #2


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by t-4-2 View Post

    Problem, I cannot find a way to remove those buttons in the taskbar. Right click does noting.

    t-4-2
    Right click on the start (orb) button should give you some options.

    I don't use viStart right now, but when I did (I didn't had any buttons in taskbar), I saw some options.

    Also if you click start and right of shut down button there are some extra options besides sleep and restart. Look there if nothing else works.


    PS: you can also try Classic Shell which has some extra options and no buttons in taskbar by default.
    Welcome to Classic Shell


    Good luck
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  3. #3


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by t-4-2 View Post

    Problem, I cannot find a way to remove those buttons in the taskbar. Right click does noting.

    t-4-2
    Right click on the start (orb) button should give you some options.

    I don't use viStart right now, but when I did (I didn't had any buttons in taskbar), I saw some options.

    Also if you click start and right of shut down button there are some extra options besides sleep and restart. Look there if nothing else works.


    PS: you can also try Classic Shell which has some extra options and no buttons in taskbar by default.
    Welcome to Classic Shell


    Good luck
    No. The list under Options you mentioned has no effect to the buttons on taskbar.
    Cannot post the screenshot. The damn Insert Image application does not always work. Now, it is missing the box and the Browse button under "From Computer ".
    I'll try screenshots again later.... when the damn thing is ready to work.

    t-4-2
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  4. #4


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    here is the problem when I clicked open Insert Image.

    Click image for larger version


    here is the list under Options. I even un-checked Show ViStart's tray icon.
    Click image for larger version
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  5. #5


    Posts : 152
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1


    I have found the way to remove them....
    Right click at Programs in taskbar > Toolbar > uncheck Programs.


    t-4-2
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  6. #6


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Good you have found it. That may help others too.

    May I ask something regarding the other problem:
    About the insert image: what browser are you using?

    - I had a similar problem under Debian, with Google Chrome: the whole layout options menu was missing.
    So this:
    Click image for larger version
    was always missing in Chromium/Chrome but was there in Firefox.

    Under Windows, there are no such problems and this site should work with all good latest browsers.

    I have no problems in: ie9, ie10, chromium 19, waterfox/firefox 13.
    It can also be a browser plugin problem or javascript?

    You should see if javascript is enabled for this site.
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  7. #7


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    Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1


    IE 9 on Win 7 Host
    IE 10 on Win 8 Guest

    No other kind of browser.

    t-4-2
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  8. #8


    Posts : 152
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1


    adding ....
    Scripting of Jave Applets is enabled.

    t-4-2
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