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Solved Remove windows icon from taskbar in 8.1


gorman

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#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
A screenshot would help.
 

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gorman

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#4
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!
 

My Computer

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  • OS
    Windows 8.1
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    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    AMD A10-7850k
    Motherboard
    ASRock FM2A88X-ITX+
    Memory
    Corsair Dominator 2400MHz 2x4gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Integrated R7 Graphics
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    Dell 2007fp (IPS)
    Screen Resolution
    1600x1200
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    120gb Samsung Evo 840
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    Silverstone Tek 450-Watts SFX
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    Silverstone ML06b
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Harrylowt

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#5
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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gorman

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#6
I think I'll just live with it and hope they add the option in 8.2 ;) Thanks anyway!
 

My Computer

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  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    AMD A10-7850k
    Motherboard
    ASRock FM2A88X-ITX+
    Memory
    Corsair Dominator 2400MHz 2x4gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Integrated R7 Graphics
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell 2007fp (IPS)
    Screen Resolution
    1600x1200
    Hard Drives
    120gb Samsung Evo 840
    PSU
    Silverstone Tek 450-Watts SFX
    Case
    Silverstone ML06b
    Cooling
    Noctua L9
    Keyboard
    HHKB Pro 2 (White, Otaku)
    Mouse
    CST 2545-5W
    Internet Speed
    Australian
    Browser
    Google Chrome