Search bar on task bar

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Nancy, Mar 5, 2007.

  1. Nancy

    Nancy Guest

    Hi,

    On the middle of the task bar I have this search bar that usually reads
    Yahoo! Search (but there are other options to choose from.) I don't want or
    need this search window taking up so much space on that task bar. HOW can I
    get rid of it? Please do not post to this unless you do know how. (If
    there appears to be an answer to my post it might be ignored by someone who
    might know the answer.)

    Thanks so much,
    Nancy
     
    Nancy, Mar 5, 2007
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  2. Contact Yahoo as it is their search bar, or look to see if the Yahoo search
    bar has an 'options' icon where you may or may not be given choices..


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    Mike Hall
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    Mike Hall - MS MVP, Mar 5, 2007
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  3. Nancy

    Puppy Breath Guest

    Or look in your list of installed programs and see if you can uninstall it
    there.
     
    Puppy Breath, Mar 5, 2007
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  4. Nancy

    CJM Guest

    Uninstall it.

    And by the way, USENET doesn't come with an SLA so you can't request who
    does and doesn't answer your questions. Obviously, etiquette should always
    be observed, but ultimately you must play by the same rules as everyone
    else, and that means taking your changes when you post. If this is
    unacceptable, MS offer a range of paid support services as do many 3rd
    parties.
     
    CJM, Mar 5, 2007
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  5. That is what happens when you install Yahoo and are NOT attentive to the
    various choices YOU can select during the installation.

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    Richard Urban MVP
    Microsoft Windows Shell/User
     
    Richard Urban, Mar 5, 2007
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  6. Nancy

    Nancy Guest

    This bar was installed in the new computer. There are no options to get rid
    of it at all. I did not, would not, install it. Even the support phone
    center at HP couldn't find out how to do this. We looked in many places.
    You would think you could config the startup or some such thing. It is
    firmly lodged. There are other options on this as well as Yahoo, however.
    But the mini window on the taskbar takes up a lot of room. Wish someone
    could figure this one out. It bugs others, too, as I have seen, but nobody
    knows the solution.

    Thanks for the help ... maybe someone has found out this real difficult one!
    Nancy
     
    Nancy, Mar 5, 2007
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  7. Nancy

    Nancy Guest

    Ok, I stand corrected. Sorry for my seeming rude plea to not have someone
    say something vague. You say to "uninstall" it. What would this be called?
    Have you uninstalled it on yours? It is not some program that I can readily
    identify. HP tech support couldn't "find" it themselves.

    Thanks,
    Nancy
     
    Nancy, Mar 5, 2007
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  8. Nancy

    Nancy Guest

    What would such a program be called? Have you uninstalled it? It came with
    the computer.
    Thanks,
    Nancy
     
    Nancy, Mar 5, 2007
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  9. Nancy

    CJM Guest

    It's probably the Yahoo Toolbar, which should be listing under your program
    list.
     
    CJM, Mar 5, 2007
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  10. Nancy

    CanaKiwi Guest

    I don't know whether or not this will help or not...I don't have the problem
    myself to confirm or verify but I'd try this

    Control Panel > Admin Tools > System Configuration

    Click on STARTUP tab and de-select any yahoo entries that look relevant if
    there are any in there.
     
    CanaKiwi, Mar 5, 2007
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  11. Nancy

    Guest Guest

    Did you right click a blank part of the taskbar, Toolbars menu and untick it
    there.
     
    Guest, Mar 5, 2007
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  12. Uninstall everything concerning Yahoo.

    Some other useful apps, such as Java, will also install Yahoo if you do NOT
    deselect it during the install process.

    Yahoo is getting as bad as AOHell.

    I don't for one minute believe that HP does not know how to get rid of this.
    They are just under contract with Yahoo to put it there in the first place,
    and they get X amount of money for every computer shipped that has it
    included.

    Call tech support again and make certain that you keep asking to speak to a
    persons supervisor. You have to elevate your complaint all the way up, till
    you find someone who is responsive.

    The same thing occurs when a person tries to dump AOHell. They make it as
    difficult for you as humanly possible.

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    Regards,

    Richard Urban MVP
    Microsoft Windows Shell/User
     
    Richard Urban, Mar 5, 2007
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  13. Nancy

    Nancy Guest

    No such luck. It seems to me it is more of an HP thing than yahoo, but
    yahoo sponsored it.
     
    Nancy, Mar 5, 2007
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  14. Nancy

    Nancy Guest

    This is exactly what HP support had me doing. I read off all the entries.
    Nothing "seemed" to be what it would be called. Certainly nothing with the
    word Yahoo in it.

    Thanks,
    Nancy
     
    Nancy, Mar 5, 2007
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  15. Nancy

    Nancy Guest

    Oh, that it were that easy. No such options are available.
     
    Nancy, Mar 5, 2007
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  16. Nancy

    Malke Guest

    I thought I already answered this question. Maybe it was from another
    poster. Have a new HP computer? This Yahoo search bar comes from the
    repellent "HP PC Health Center" - or words to that effect - that starts
    with your computer. It is completely unnecessary and invasive. Open the
    PC Health Center and change startup options there. The Yahoo Search Bar
    is somewhere in that applet. I can't tell you exactly where because it
    has been a week since I disabled it on a client's new machine. You
    really need to look very carefully because it was hard to find. But it
    *is* there and you can disable it. I don't know if you can uninstall it
    but it isn't necessary to do that.


    Malke
     
    Malke, Mar 5, 2007
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  17. Nancy

    Guest Guest

    Describe what it is in more detail. We can't see.
     
    Guest, Mar 5, 2007
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  18. Nancy

    Nancy Guest

    I would take a snapshot of that part of the toolbar to show you but I know
    it's a no no to add any attachments here so I will try to describe this
    "thing" to you. This is about 1/4 of the width of the task bar. If you
    click in the gray area surrounding this "thing-mini window" you will pull up
    the HP Total Care Advisor. On the left of this mini window ... very
    faintly... are the letters hp. Then the actual mini window has the words
    "Yahoo! Search". If you click on that window it replaces the logo with a
    search of whatever you type in. It takes you immediately to the internet
    just as though you had a search engine open wishing to find something. But
    I would rather not take up 1/4 of my task bar with that nonsense. I can
    search by clicking on the internet icon anyway so why have that excess stuff
    on there?
    There is a small down arrow to the right of this window. If you click on
    this arrow you get the choices of Yahoo Search, Comparison Shopping, Search
    help and support, launch HP advisor, or Advisor preferences.

    I hate to call support again. It's difficult to understand them speaking
    such broken English and then the actual connection sounds like they are on a
    cell phone that is cutting in and out (we live out in the boonies with very
    poor cell phone reception). I was on line 2 1/2 hours for something else
    last week and got absolutely nowhere but found something in here that took
    me right to the root of the problem. I was able to "fix" my problem in 10
    to 15 minutes! This group can be a wonderful thing.

    I noticed someone else posted this same problem but only one person answered
    and it was not a solution that works. I thought maybe since there was no
    more correspondance this person gave up.

    Thanks,
    Nancy
     
    Nancy, Mar 5, 2007
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  19. Do as Malke has suggested and remove that piece of HP garbage that she has
    found is the source of your consternation.

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    Regards,

    Richard Urban MVP
    Microsoft Windows Shell/User
     
    Richard Urban, Mar 5, 2007
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  20. Nancy

    CanaKiwi Guest

    Ok..forget Yahoo......go in here and disable "HP Total Care Advisor" if it
    exists
     
    CanaKiwi, Mar 5, 2007
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