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Published on 10.05.09 by Brent Trahan

Disable the Action Center Icon in Windows 7

Remove the Action Center icon from the notification icons in Windows 7 taskbar.

Disable Windows 7’s Action Center Icon

  1. Right-click an empty space on the taskbar (the bar with the Start Orb and clock) and then click Properties.
  2. Click the Customize button in the Notification area section of the Taskbar and Start Menu Properties window.


  3. Click Turn system icons on or off at the bottom left of the Notification Area Icons window.


  4. Set the Action Center icon’s behavior to Off and then click OK to save the changes.


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3 Responses to “Disable the Action Center Icon in Windows 7”

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  1. andrew says:

    thank you for the info… :)

  2. Bill Fredrick says:

    Am I the only one who cant find “Off”? Iv found ‘Hide’ but there is no OFF…?

  3. strangolof says:

    You need to follow the link “Turn system icons on or off” highlighted in blue to open a second window with the option to turn off the system icons entirely.

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