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I would like to remove the Tabl
04-22-2007, 11:31 AM
I would like to remove the Tablet icon that perpetually lives in my system tray (lower right hand corner) next to the clock.
CHANGE TABLET AND PEN SETTINGS
I can easily access this from the control panel.
I don't want it cluttering up the system tray and slowing down my computer.
Can someone please suggest a fix?
04-22-2007, 01:41 PM
Try this: you can hide the icon in windows XP without an app supporting it itself, or without using a third party app. Right click on the Taskbar -> click properties -> click on the "taskbar" tab -> then the customise button. Click on the behavior (hide when inactive is the default) and a down arrow will appear. Choose "Always hide"
Note that this is visual only, it will not disable the service that is running (the thing that is taking up memory) that is providing all the useful functions the icon lets you control. It would probably not be desirable to disable the service. All you will be saving with this trick is a little screen real estate and a poofteenth of your graphics memory, most likely...
04-23-2007, 10:45 AM
Thanks for your reply.
I checked the Customize Notifications menu like you suggested. Good suggestion! I never knew that there was a properties menu on the taskbar before.
Everything was already checked hide when inactive, so, I am trying the "Always hide" option, because I never use this button.
If I did want to disable the service, how would I do it?
I have a software called "Starter" that lets me control what is active on the system tray and what is not. Starter uses a checkbox system, so I can enable and disable at will.
But all the programs have esoteric names and I can't figure out which is which.
Because I don't use these things in India, In addition to the tablet button disable, I would like to disable:
* Local Area Connection
* Wireless Network Connection
When I go to the West for a two week gig in a couple of months, I may use these things at that time.
Thanks again for your informative reply.
04-23-2007, 11:52 PM
You can hide the LAN and WiFi icons by disabling the devices. The safest way for you to do this is to open the Network Connections window, and either pick 'disable' from the right click context menu for each connection, or pick 'disable this network device' from the Network Tasks pane on the left.
I can't work out an easy way to do it with the Toshiba Bluetooth stack, perhaps someone using the Microsoft one can help (if that is what you are using rather than the Toshiba one).
As for the process that gives you the tablet and pen settings icon, I think it is tabbtnu.exe, which is loaded by another process at run time. Unfortunately, I am not sure which (maybe someone else can chime in here), and I personally wouldn't want to lose even more functionality stopping a master launcher service/process just to get rid of the icon.
What machine do you have? If you have more than 512 Meg of RAM on XP, you probably won't notice any difference in performance...
04-25-2007, 01:26 AM
Thanks again Wallen for the good advice.
I have disabled the connections.
I have 1 GB ram running in XP.
I guess it's o.k. and I won't quibble over the tablet button for now.
However, sometimes I do audio and video editing on my machine and I need all the "umph!" that I can get.
Once again, I appreciate your advice.
Thanks very much.
04-25-2007, 02:15 AM
Actually, some more stuff in the system tray that I would like to disable, or remove is:
* Protector Suite QL
* V.92 Modem On Hold App
* Touch Pad
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