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Removing System Info from Taskbar

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Teflon, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. Teflon

    Teflon Flightless Bird

    XP Pro,SP3, IE8.

    On the right hand side of the Taskbar, just to the left of the
    Notification Area, there is a clickable entry labeled 'My Computer'
    that will display the contents of the System C: drive. I would like
    to remove this entry to increase the Taskbar's real estate.

    It's probably a very simple click, but I don't find anything in
    customizing the taskbar that is of any help.

    Would appreciate someone telling me how can I turn that entry off.

    Thank you.
     
  2. Teflon

    Teflon Flightless Bird

    >
    > It's probably a very simple click, but I don't find anything in
    > customizing the taskbar that is of any help.


    I was right, it was VERY simple. Sorry to have bothered you all.

    Oh, if anyone else is as dense as I am and would like to remove that
    'My Computer' notation just to the left of the notification area, just
    right click on an empty area of the Taskbar, Select 'Toolbars', and
    unselect 'My Computer'. Voila, it's gone.
     
  3. Patok

    Patok Flightless Bird

    Teflon wrote:
    >> It's probably a very simple click, but I don't find anything in
    >> customizing the taskbar that is of any help.

    >
    > I was right, it was VERY simple. Sorry to have bothered you all.
    >
    > Oh, if anyone else is as dense as I am and would like to remove that
    > 'My Computer' notation just to the left of the notification area, just
    > right click on an empty area of the Taskbar, Select 'Toolbars', and
    > unselect 'My Computer'. Voila, it's gone.


    This reminded me of a banner I saw once in an office. It said
    something like:

    "Please solve your problem before asking us for help. That way, we may
    serve you better."

    --
    You'd be crazy to e-mail me with the crazy. But leave the div alone.
    --
    Whoever bans a book, shall be banished. Whoever burns a book, shall burn.
     
  4. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    When all else fails, RTFM.

    Teflon wrote:
    >> It's probably a very simple click, but I don't find anything in
    >> customizing the taskbar that is of any help.

    >
    > I was right, it was VERY simple. Sorry to have bothered you all.
    >
    > Oh, if anyone else is as dense as I am and would like to remove that
    > 'My Computer' notation just to the left of the notification area, just
    > right click on an empty area of the Taskbar, Select 'Toolbars', and
    > unselect 'My Computer'. Voila, it's gone.
     
  5. Teflon

    Teflon Flightless Bird

    On Sep 5, 11:17 pm, "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABear...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > When all else fails, RTFM.
    >


    Manual? What manual? There's a manual? I didn't get any frigging
    manual. Who took my manual?

    Sigh, my first contributed 'solve' (even if it was for my own problem)
    and I get dinged.

    At least I entered the OS & IE versions this time.

    BTW, my grandson showed me the solution, and yes, I did try Google
    before I asked the question.

    Thanks for responding?
     
  6. Tim Meddick

    Tim Meddick Flightless Bird

    Lacking a manual, which aren't given out with copies of XP, you could
    always consult your XP's "Help and Support Center" (for any future problems
    you may run into).

    It is a quite extensive interface to the Windows Help files, plus, if you
    are connected to the internet when you start the application, whatever you
    type in the "search" box is also searched for online in the Microsoft
    Knowledge Base as well.

    You should find a link to the Help and Support Center on your XP Start
    Menu.

    ==

    Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :)

    P.S. If the "Help" link not present on your Start Menu.;
    Right-click with your mouse on the Start Button and choose "Properties" -
    then click on the "Customize" button and, under the "Advanced" tab, place a
    checkmark in the box marked "Help and Support" in the Start menu items
    section. This is only for the XP-style Start Menu as the "Help and
    Support" link is always shown on the Classic Start Menu.


    "Teflon" <spambaitmeister@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:6083e3fc-2987-44e9-bd78-85da89a93e40@m17g2000prl.googlegroups.com...
    On Sep 5, 11:17 pm, "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABear...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > When all else fails, RTFM.
    >


    Manual? What manual? There's a manual? I didn't get any frigging
    manual. Who took my manual?

    Sigh, my first contributed 'solve' (even if it was for my own problem)
    and I get dinged.

    At least I entered the OS & IE versions this time.

    BTW, my grandson showed me the solution, and yes, I did try Google
    before I asked the question.

    Thanks for responding?
     
  7. Teflon

    Teflon Flightless Bird

    On Sep 6, 2:13 pm, "Tim Meddick" <timmedd...@o2.co.uk> wrote:
    > Lacking a manual, which aren't given out with copies of XP, you could
    > always consult your XP's "Help and Support Center" (for any future problems
    > you may run into).
    >


    Thanks Tim, I do know about (and use) XP's Help function, though I did
    not find that particular info when I looked, so I asked - and then
    along came Jones.

    My 'no manual' response was just a facetious poke-back at those who
    had dinged me for asking and then answering my own question. I
    probably shouldn't have posted the solution and just let another
    novice come along and pick that low-hanging fruit.

    As I've learned several times in the past, subtle humor does not play
    well on the Internet.
     

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