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    Removing Program labels in XP

    Anyone know how to remove program toolbar icon labels in XP? See pic in next post.

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    Original Poster

    http://i55.tinypic.com/102rwqb.jpg

    try being more specific, thats not xp thats an application running under xp so the name of the application might be helpful.
    otherwise try right clicking on a blank area of the toolbar see if it has a "customise" option

    Original Poster

    maddogb

    try being more specific, thats not xp thats an application running under … try being more specific, thats not xp thats an application running under xp so the name of the application might be helpful.otherwise try right clicking on a blank area of the toolbar see if it has a "customise" option



    Every program, so it must be within XP. Anyway at least two of the icons speak for themselves, i.e. Google Chrome and Word

    Yes as maddog says it's a application running & so you will need to tell us what the application is ?

    Original Poster

    WheresMeNuts

    Yes as maddog says it's a application running & so you will need to tell … Yes as maddog says it's a application running & so you will need to tell us what the application is ?



    It isn't though! If it was an isolated program I'd agree, but it is every program. But for argument sakes, let's limit it to either Chrome or Word.

    Maybe it just can't be done as I can find nothing on Google.
    Edited by: "Predikuesi" 6th Jan 2011

    Try this............


    1. Launch IE7.
    2. Click on Tools, then select Internet Options.
    3. Click on General tab.
    4. Locate the Tabs section and then click on Settings button.
    5. Uncheck Enable Tabbed Browsing.
    6. Click OK till exit.

    Original Poster

    Ok, this is what I want to do, and I realise it is trivial:-

    I'm running XP Home. The application icons for all running programs have a label next to them. When I hover over the Microsoft Word icon on the Toolbar it reads "Document 1 - Microsoft Word". One the image above you just see the "D". I'm trying to stop the text label from appearing. If I can solve it for one program then I can do it for the rest.
    Edited by: "Predikuesi" 6th Jan 2011

    Banned

    start
    run
    regedit
    Navigate through HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ControlPanel\Desktop\WindowMetrics.
    Create a new REG_SZ value and call it MinWidth
    Set the value of MinWidth to -255
    # Restart

    Original Poster

    csiman

    startrunregeditNavigate through … startrunregeditNavigate through HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ControlPanel\Desktop\WindowMetrics.Create a new REG_SZ value and call it MinWidthSet the value of MinWidth to -255# Restart



    Thanks for that. It didn't work, but I can see that you understood what I am attempting to do. I'm sure it's a registry issue, but maybe I'll just have to forget it. There are loads of people trying to the same thing but no remedies.

    Ahhh I see what you mean now! I did not know it could be switched off. I expnaded my toolbar so that it is double depth and I get the labels to be longer - so where you see "D" I would see "Document 1.." But you want to see nothing now. I have never seen them blank but I would not want them so - if you have say 3 Google sessions open, it is good to know which is which. But I will try the solution if you find one to see what it is like - could be god on Netbooks where there are only a few tabs open and less screen for double depth toolbars.

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    mumbojumbo

    Strange it didn't work. Lots of sources post the same … Strange it didn't work. Lots of sources post the same solution?http://www.askvg.com/get-windows-7-iconized-icon-only-taskbar-feature-in-windows-xp-and-vista/


    I;m surprised too as does say -255 here

    tweaks.com/art…-7/

    i still don't get what you are on about. you are talking about tool bars and that article is about the taskbar. some subtle differences there, what you are pointing at in the picture is a toolbar in an application

    you say every application but many apps such as games do not use toolbars etc, perhaps a full screen shot or two pointing out what you mean would be more helpful.
    ps did you try the right click?

    Banned

    you need something called "Windows 7"


    http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm247/imranmaz/Capture-12.jpg

    i see now, disorientated due to the size of the clip(and my tired eyes lol,
    it is the taskbar and the guide was for reducing the width of space allocated to the icons,
    not sure why you would want to hide the text, it describes what's going on with the app not just the app its self,
    what if u need more than one copy of the app open?, thats ok for win7/vista users who have the pop out feature but xp? on a half decent system things like browsers/office apps open so damm quick anyway just expand your quick launch area!

    You might want to try different values such as -285 or -20 and don't forget to restart the system to make it work. If you are not happy with the results try a desktop skinner such as ViGlance , rocket dock, or aeroxp and customise it to your needs
    Edited by: "trog0" 7th Jan 2011
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