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TBarIconBlanker

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By niivu   |   Watch
Published: August 22, 2018
Here is a very small utility which can hide program icons from program windows and Taskbar buttons in Windows 10.
I often get asked how I achieve the minimal look of no icons in the taskbar.  With this program originally written for AHK from someone by the username Donationcoder
I've made it into an executable file that resides in your system tray for easy access to exit if necessary.

You can add its shortcut to "Startup" folder in All Programs menu to start it automatically with Windows.

Theme in preview is cakeOS
Any questions feel free to ask.

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Scoty's avatar

Not work on Win 1909.

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niivuHobbyist Interface Designer
hmm...works fine for me.  Try un-combined taskbar, or regular sized taskbar.
hassanyaf's avatar

update please for windows 1903 version

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niivuHobbyist Interface Designer
I'm on 1903, it works fine on my end.
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ryan1mcqHobbyist Interface Designer
Dont seem to work on my laptop, its running and the icon is in system tray but not getting anything 1080 screen on 1903 :frustrated:

Edit: Under combine taskbar buttons, i switched that to never and now im seeing the desired result, user error on my part lol
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Glad you got it working. :)
em-473's avatar

Not working with your new theme, how do I get it to work? my windows version is 1809.

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Works fine on my end.  What dpi settings are you on?  Are you using combined or non combined taskbar? 
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Non combined, the dpi is native/default setting (100%, 1080p).

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Is it running in system tray?  Have you set it up to run automatically with Windows?  
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Yes, but in order for the program icon to become invisible, I have to pin the program to taskbar then unpin it, rather impractical, also it just give a blank square not like the screenshot you have, a rectangle with written text inside, how do I get it right?

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hehe, you don't have to pin it to the taskbar.  Just put the file somewhere and put a shortcut to it in your Programs Startup folder.  That way it will run in the background when windows starts.
TheFatWhiteLump's avatar
I know this isn't your app, but do you have any idea why it can't hide the Spotify app's icon. I noticed it can't hide UWP apps but I'm using the Win32 version of Spotify. 
suburajput's avatar
this is not working in 1903.please patch this.
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eljeybonquinStudent Artist

does this override an installed ipack? or do i need to have the blanked ipack installed for this?

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no it doesn't interfere with other ipacks.
iangutie12's avatar
it doesn't seem to work on my computer...
iangutie12's avatar
if you ask, my version is 1709 (16299.309)
ManGunSong07's avatar
hi niivu, great theme and nice program. but i have an issue, why my default program like windows expoler, settings, calculator, win media player etc still have the icon? winver 1809
aecb's avatar
Please, make it compatible with version 1903. 🙏
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1stf00t3rHobbyist General Artist
I wish this worked with winx 1903
kingedzky's avatar
How do you do that kind of taskbar man? I want my taskbar to be like that too. :<
thenicethememan's avatar
it should work on me i put it to startup folder
yasantha666's avatar
 Hi niivu. This is awesome and working fine in 1809. But my taskbar applications are not gradient colored. I'm using cake os rounded dark theme.

Taskbar by yasantha666  
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