JSI Tip 5841. How do I remove the Windows XP Notification Area (System Tray) from the taskbar?

To remove the Windows XP Notification Area from the taskbar of the current user:

1. Copy / Paste the following to a NoSysTray.reg file:

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\[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\]
"NoTrayItemsDisplay"=dword:00000001

2. Merge the NoSysTray.reg file with your registry, or run regedit /s NoSysTray.reg.

3. The user must log off and log on for the setting to take effect.

To remove the Windows XP Notification Area from the taskbar for all users of this computer:

1. Copy / Paste the following to a NoSysTray.reg file:

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\[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\]
"NoTrayItemsDisplay"=dword:00000001

2. Merge the NoSysTray.reg file with your registry or run regedit /s NoSysTray.reg.

3. Shutdown and restart your Windows XP computer.



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