Spriglet #10 – Hiding Taskbar Icons in Windows

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If you are like me and often have a lot of apps open in Windows, here’s an easy way to get more room in your taskbar. If you’re wondering why my taskbar is dark gray, I’m using the Zune theme for Windows XP.

®= right-click, © = click, © © = double-click

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1. ® on an empty place on the taskbar, © Properties

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2. © Customize next to the “Hide inactive icons” checkbox

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3. Note the Behavior column

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4. Next to each “Hide when inactive” entry change it to “Always Hide”

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5. © OK twice and you’re done. Voila. Nice, huh?

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