Disable inline progress bar?

#1
Hi,

there's this annoying feature that show you the progress of movies or downloads directly in your taskbar.
I know it might be usefull to some people, but it's just annoying to me...
Is it possible to turn this off?

For example: http://www.winsupersite.com/images/win7/win7_ff_taskbar_07.jpg
 


Mitchell_A

Essential Member
#2
Hi,

there's this annoying feature that show you the progress of movies or downloads directly in your taskbar.
I know it might be usefull to some people, but it's just annoying to me...
Is it possible to turn this off?

For example: http://www.winsupersite.com/images/win7/win7_ff_taskbar_07.jpg
Welcome to the Windows 7 Forums :)
I can't believe you find that annoying! I think it's a great feature. None the less...
For some programs, this is application controlled, so you may be able to find a place to change it within the program.

Alternatively, you can use a program, which is quite advanced.
Check it out here.
 


#3
Hi Mitchell_A,

yeahh, I don't like to much eye candy thinks on my desktop. It's just distracting me.
Like ICQ popups or email notifications...

So that means I have to turn this feature off in every app I use? I don't think that's possible,
the copy/paste/move dialogs got this feature too and there's no option in windows to turn this off..

And I think this tutorial you linked is about how to enable this feature in your own programs
and not how to disable it.

Well ok, if it's not possible, i got to live with it.
 


#4
Pls tell me you can turn off this inline progress bar in windows 7. Its beyond annoying to me. Especially when im watching videos, its so distracting.

I cant believe you made this thing without possibility to be turned off.
Im trying to watch a video and green line keeps moving in taskbar, i cant concentrate. When i pause a video this green line turns to yellow like its some sort of error.
FFS What were you thinking!

Pls tell me you can disable it
 


Joe S

Excellent Member
#5
I'd like to fix mine it only works sporadically.
Joe
 


Mitchell_A

Essential Member
#6
There's really no sure fire way to disable it for all programs, but read this article, and look at the code required to make a taskbar progress bar, then you might understand why it's not so easy to disable:
Windows 7: How to display progress bar on taskbar icon? | Reflections of my thoughts....

As mentioned in my original post, there's not really a way to disable it all together, except for specific programs (in the options).

I have just spent a fair amount of time browsing Google and various forums and have found no other method.
 


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