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Old 07-31-2015, 11:48 AM   #1
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I have this red Icon on the taskbar Synaptics pointing tool that always comes on upon reboot,despite unticking it in the mouth properties, Remove icon in Taskbar ,do i need this icon?can i uninstall it in the uninstalling program?
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you can disable the tray icon in your startup items. Usually the Synaptics tray program allows you to make changes to settings quickly, but isn't necessary for the touchpad to work properly. to disable it:

In Windows 7:

Start > Run >type "msconfig" > OK > Select "Startup" > Select the "synaptics" program > Disable

Win 8 or higher:

Use CTRL + ALT + DEL > Select "Startup" > Select the "synaptics" program > Disable


You could also try simply "hiding" the icon rather than disabling it. Click the Chevron icon in the task tray, select "customize" then change the synaptics icon to "Hide icon and notifications." It will still run but will not be visible.
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you can disable the tray icon in your startup items. Usually the Synaptics tray program allows you to make changes to settings quickly, but isn't necessary for the touchpad to work properly. to disable it:

In Windows 7:

Start > Run >type "msconfig" > OK > Select "Startup" > Select the "synaptics" program > Disable

Win 8 or higher:

Use CTRL + ALT + DEL > Select "Startup" > Select the "synaptics" program > Disable


{You could also try simply "hiding" the icon rather than disabling it. Click the Chevron icon in the task tray, select "customize" then change the synaptics icon to "Hide icon and notifications." It will still run but will not be visible.}
I did that and it comes back upon reboot, i'll try to do that again, thanks
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You could also check Task Scheduler, as programs often hide in there. Though I would doubt that is the case for the Synaptics program.
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Hi! Have you tried This??
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You could also check Task Scheduler, as programs often hide in there. Though I would doubt that is the case for the Synaptics program.
Thanks Bro; i was just about to send same pic attached. you did beat me to it.

exactly, i do tick the Remove icon tray from taskbar and save ,but it comes back in the taskbar upon rebooting.
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Hi! Your welcome Bro; that works for me! Have you tried this App.? It works pretty good!!
https://www.malwarebytes.org/startuplite/
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Hi! Your welcome Bro; that works for me! Have you tried this App.? It works pretty good!!
https://www.malwarebytes.org/startuplite/
Donetao what Malwarebytes software has to do with the issue at hand?
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Did you check the link to see what it was, or did you just post your reply??
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Did you check the link to see what it was, or did you just post your reply??
What i see there in the link you provided is download software, which i never do,i only use software provided by MS.
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