Removing Unwanted Taskbar Items

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Can any one give me the command or was it reg modification to remove past unwanted taskbar items? The ones that are in the"TaskBar and Start Menu properties" > customize notifications> past items. Some one posted this once at the G4 boards and I would like to remove them again, TIA.

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If you're talking about the Notifications (next to the clock):

Right-click the Start button and select Properties.

Click the Taskbar tab.

Click Customize.

Highlight the one you don't want to see.

Select Always Hide from the dropdown list.

Click Apply. Click OK.


But, you're talking about the Past Items list, aren't you.

To clear the Past Items list, perform the following steps:

Start, Run RegEdit.

Navigate to the key:


Delete the IconStreams and PastIconsStream values.

Close RegEdit.

Open Task Manager (CTRL+ALT+DEL).

Click the Processes tab.

Click Explorer.exe.

Click End Process.

Click File.

Click New Task.

Type explorer.

Click OK.

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