Taskbar

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This is not necessarily a Win98 question (I have WinXP myself) but I am
trying to help someone who has Win98. He has all sort of things taking up
room on the taskbar that should ONLY be on his desktop, and I can't figure
out how to remove them from the taskbar for him. They are: My Computer;
Floppy Drive A; HP Pavilion (his computer); My Documents; and Network
Neighborhood. Any help will be appreciated! Thanks.
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

    Tell him to right-click a blank spot on the taskbar, select "Toolbars" and
    see if "Desktop" is checked. If so, he should uncheck it.

    Ben

    "Joy" <joymp2@bellsouth.net.NO_SPAM> wrote in message news:#nwML#ZWFHA.3716@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    > This is not necessarily a Win98 question (I have WinXP myself) but I am
    > trying to help someone who has Win98. He has all sort of things taking up
    > room on the taskbar that should ONLY be on his desktop, and I can't figure
    > out how to remove them from the taskbar for him. They are: My Computer;
    > Floppy Drive A; HP Pavilion (his computer); My Documents; and Network
    > Neighborhood. Any help will be appreciated! Thanks.
    >
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

    Thanks, that sounds like it might be the answer! I'll e-mail him and tell
    him.

    "Ben Myers" <benjmyers@mindR-E-M-O-V-Espring.com> wrote in message
    news:O%23$P0yaWFHA.3636@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    Tell him to right-click a blank spot on the taskbar, select "Toolbars" and
    see if "Desktop" is checked. If so, he should uncheck it.

    Ben

    "Joy" <joymp2@bellsouth.net.NO_SPAM> wrote in message
    news:#nwML#ZWFHA.3716@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    > This is not necessarily a Win98 question (I have WinXP myself) but I am
    > trying to help someone who has Win98. He has all sort of things taking up
    > room on the taskbar that should ONLY be on his desktop, and I can't figure
    > out how to remove them from the taskbar for him. They are: My Computer;
    > Floppy Drive A; HP Pavilion (his computer); My Documents; and Network
    > Neighborhood. Any help will be appreciated! Thanks.
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

    "Joy" <joymp2@bellsouth.net.NO_SPAM> wrote in message
    news:%23nwML%23ZWFHA.3716@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    > This is not necessarily a Win98 question (I have WinXP myself) but I
    am
    > trying to help someone who has Win98. He has all sort of things
    taking up
    > room on the taskbar that should ONLY be on his desktop, and I can't
    figure
    > out how to remove them from the taskbar for him. They are: My
    Computer;
    > Floppy Drive A; HP Pavilion (his computer); My Documents; and
    Network
    > Neighborhood. Any help will be appreciated! Thanks.

    Are the icons in the Systray (near the clock) or the Quick Launch (near
    Start) because their exact location is important when it comes to
    removing them.

    Regards,
    Emrys Davies.
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

    They were spread across the whole Taskbar, from the Start button to the
    Clock, taking up the whole bar. The way various programs normally are when
    you open them. I think only 3 of those I named showed up at first, but then
    if I moved the Taskbar up so that it was double (or even triple), that whole
    list (that I named below) showed up. Things like (as I said) Network
    Neighborhood and HP Pavilion, that one would never open from the Desktop
    anyhow.

    "Emrys Davies" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
    news:3eq36cF4gdivU1@individual.net...
    >
    > "Joy" <joymp2@bellsouth.net.NO_SPAM> wrote in message
    > news:%23nwML%23ZWFHA.3716@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    >> This is not necessarily a Win98 question (I have WinXP myself) but I
    > am
    >> trying to help someone who has Win98. He has all sort of things
    > taking up
    >> room on the taskbar that should ONLY be on his desktop, and I can't
    > figure
    >> out how to remove them from the taskbar for him. They are: My
    > Computer;
    >> Floppy Drive A; HP Pavilion (his computer); My Documents; and
    > Network
    >> Neighborhood. Any help will be appreciated! Thanks.
    >
    > Are the icons in the Systray (near the clock) or the Quick Launch (near
    > Start) because their exact location is important when it comes to
    > removing them.
    >
    > Regards,
    > Emrys Davies.
    >
    >
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

    If they are on the taskbar, they must be open. Can you right-click the task
    bar icon and select Close?
    --
    Jeff Richards
    MS MVP (Windows - Shell/User)
    "Joy" <joymp2@bellsouth.net.NO_SPAM> wrote in message
    news:%23nwML%23ZWFHA.3716@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    > This is not necessarily a Win98 question (I have WinXP myself) but I am
    > trying to help someone who has Win98. He has all sort of things taking up
    > room on the taskbar that should ONLY be on his desktop, and I can't figure
    > out how to remove them from the taskbar for him. They are: My Computer;
    > Floppy Drive A; HP Pavilion (his computer); My Documents; and Network
    > Neighborhood. Any help will be appreciated! Thanks.
  6. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

    I think he tried that with at least one of them and that option wasn't in
    the pop-up menu. I'm away from his computer now, so I can't look.
    I can't imagine that all those things showing up there would be open. Even
    so, they wouldn't stay open after rebooting, which we did more than once.
    Could spyware cause something like that? In fact, come to think of it, we
    did open a couple of them (for another reason) but closed them afterwards
    and yet the names were still on the taskbar.

    "Jeff Richards" <JRichards@msn.com.au> wrote in message
    news:uyWh%23FaWFHA.3712@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    > If they are on the taskbar, they must be open. Can you right-click the
    > task bar icon and select Close?
    > --
    > Jeff Richards
    > MS MVP (Windows - Shell/User)
    > "Joy" <joymp2@bellsouth.net.NO_SPAM> wrote in message
    > news:%23nwML%23ZWFHA.3716@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    >> This is not necessarily a Win98 question (I have WinXP myself) but I am
    >> trying to help someone who has Win98. He has all sort of things taking
    >> up room on the taskbar that should ONLY be on his desktop, and I can't
    >> figure out how to remove them from the taskbar for him. They are: My
    >> Computer; Floppy Drive A; HP Pavilion (his computer); My Documents; and
    >> Network Neighborhood. Any help will be appreciated! Thanks.
    >
    >
  7. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

    Do you mean in the Quick Launch Bar? (The QLB is normally right beside
    the Start button in Win98 and WinXP as well.)

    If so, then they can be deleted or moved to the Desktop.
    You should find the shortcuts in C:\WINDOWS\Application
    Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch if you have problems.

    ....Alan

    --
    Alan Edwards, MS MVP W95/98 Systems
    http://dts-l.org/index.html

    In microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion, "Joy"
    <joymp2@bellsouth.net.NO_SPAM> wrote:

    >This is not necessarily a Win98 question (I have WinXP myself) but I am
    >trying to help someone who has Win98. He has all sort of things taking up
    >room on the taskbar that should ONLY be on his desktop, and I can't figure
    >out how to remove them from the taskbar for him. They are: My Computer;
    >Floppy Drive A; HP Pavilion (his computer); My Documents; and Network
    >Neighborhood. Any help will be appreciated! Thanks.
  8. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

    Alan,

    They aren't on one side or the other, but in the center where any program
    would be that you open. For instance right now I have O.E. and I.E. and
    WordPerfect open and the "bars" with their names on are spread across the
    center.

    Joy

    "Alan Edwards" <edwards@southcom.com.au> wrote in message
    news:48nf815pt0t04jtaq5mk24ehh1bcf60d10@4ax.com...
    > Do you mean in the Quick Launch Bar? (The QLB is normally right beside
    > the Start button in Win98 and WinXP as well.)
    >
    > If so, then they can be deleted or moved to the Desktop.
    > You should find the shortcuts in C:\WINDOWS\Application
    > Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch if you have problems.
    >
    > ...Alan
    >
    > --
    > Alan Edwards, MS MVP W95/98 Systems
    > http://dts-l.org/index.html
    >
    > In microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion, "Joy"
    > <joymp2@bellsouth.net.NO_SPAM> wrote:
    >
    >>This is not necessarily a Win98 question (I have WinXP myself) but I am
    >>trying to help someone who has Win98. He has all sort of things taking up
    >>room on the taskbar that should ONLY be on his desktop, and I can't figure
    >>out how to remove them from the taskbar for him. They are: My Computer;
    >>Floppy Drive A; HP Pavilion (his computer); My Documents; and Network
    >>Neighborhood. Any help will be appreciated! Thanks.
    >
  9. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

    They would re-open after booting if they have entries in the startup folder.
    If he's managed to move them off the display area he wouldn't be aware they
    were open.

    Are you sure they are in the taskbar? I have seen people get them into the
    office shortcut bar and not be able to remove them.
    --
    Jeff Richards
    MS MVP (Windows - Shell/User)
    "Joy" <joymp2@bellsouth.net.NO_SPAM> wrote in message
    news:uIaKMOaWFHA.1044@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
    >I think he tried that with at least one of them and that option wasn't in
    >the pop-up menu. I'm away from his computer now, so I can't look.
    > I can't imagine that all those things showing up there would be open.
    > Even so, they wouldn't stay open after rebooting, which we did more than
    > once. Could spyware cause something like that? In fact, come to think of
    > it, we did open a couple of them (for another reason) but closed them
    > afterwards and yet the names were still on the taskbar.
  10. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

    By "office" (shortcut bar) do you mean MS Office? Because he doesn't have
    Office, or Word, only WordPad and WordPerfect. Hence no office shortcut bar
    if that's what you are referring to.

    "Jeff Richards" <JRichards@msn.com.au> wrote in message
    news:%23bBSvsbWFHA.1796@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    > They would re-open after booting if they have entries in the startup
    > folder. If he's managed to move them off the display area he wouldn't be
    > aware they were open.
    >
    > Are you sure they are in the taskbar? I have seen people get them into
    > the office shortcut bar and not be able to remove them.
    > --
    > Jeff Richards
    > MS MVP (Windows - Shell/User)
    > "Joy" <joymp2@bellsouth.net.NO_SPAM> wrote in message
    > news:uIaKMOaWFHA.1044@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
    >>I think he tried that with at least one of them and that option wasn't in
    >>the pop-up menu. I'm away from his computer now, so I can't look.
    >> I can't imagine that all those things showing up there would be open.
    >> Even so, they wouldn't stay open after rebooting, which we did more than
    >> once. Could spyware cause something like that? In fact, come to think of
    >> it, we did open a couple of them (for another reason) but closed them
    >> afterwards and yet the names were still on the taskbar.
    >
    >
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