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Hide Yahoo! Messenger Taskbar Icon when Minimized in Windows 7

By Codrut Nistor

Posted in How-to, Software, Windows-7

Yahoo! Messenger is an application which makes several organizations run smoothly by providing complete connectivity with their branch offices located around the globe easily. Because of this reason in many offices Yahoo! Messenger is always kept online and is kept minimized in the taskbar. However many people do not know that this chat messenger can also be configured to become invisible at all and run in the background so that taskbar is not overpopulated with several other opened applications along with Yahoo! Messenger. When this feature is enabled Yahoo! Messenger keeps on running in the background and users can easily access and get back its main window by accessing its icon from the system tray. As Yahoo! Messenger user in Windows 7 if you want to enable this feature you are required to follow the steps given below:

  1. Double-click on Yahoo! Messenger application icon available on the desktop on Windows 7 computer.

  2. Logon to the messenger by providing appropriate credentials in their respective fields.

  3. Click on Messenger menu and then click on Preferences option.

  4. On the opened box make sure that you are on General category from the left pane.

  5. From the right pane under When I'm Using Yahoo! Messenger section check Remove the taskbar button when I minimize the main windowcheck box.

  6. Finally click on Ok button to save the changes.