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Provide option to hide taskbar icon 
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: Edward Scott692 16 Jul 2010
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I am running Notes 8.5 Standard Configuration. As far as I can tell there is no way to hide the sametime taskbar icon. This is anoying as I never use the taskbar icon, yet it takes up space in my taskbar.
I would propose providing users with the following options:
  • Always show taskbar icon
  • Only show taskbar icon when signed in
  • Never show taskbar icon
If this option does in fact exist buried somewhere in labryinth of Notes 8.5 preferences, it should be made more accessible. I have searched several times and not found it.

1) David Hablewitz15242 (16 Jul 2010)
Are you referring to the sidebar where things such as widgets are displayed? If so, yes, you can hide it by right clicking on the banner with the words Sametime Contacts, then choose Hide Panel: Sametime Contacts. Another choice is to right click on any of the sidebar panel headings and select Sidebar Panel and then select/deselect any items you don't want to display.

I'm voting this down because the feature exists. If I'm misunderstanding you, explain it further.

The other option of course is to setup a Sametime server and use the tool. The integrated client is included in the cost, so you've already paid for it.
2) Bill Malchisky9254 (19 Jul 2010)
@1 I believe Edward is referring to the Windows task bar, for TSR programs and the like. The proposed options seem reasonable, but Lotus might have a reason why it needs to stay active there. I do concur, that the prose is a bit confusing in spots, with all due respect to Edward.

@0 If you don't use the task bar, then why is the presence of an icon there annoying? Why does ST taking up space there both you? You don't need to go to the Windows taskbar to use ST, it's just an option.


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