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Hiding (or Changing) the Browser and E-mail Icons

Also by default, the Start menu displays icons for your Web browser and e-mail client.

For most users, that's probably Internet Explorer and Outlook Express. (If you have Office installed on your PC, Microsoft Outlook may be displayed as the e-mail client.)

You don't have to display these icons and you don't have to link them to Microsoft programs.

Follow these steps to delete or reconfigure these two items:

  1. Right-click the Start button and select Properties from the pop-up menu.

  2. When the Taskbar and Start Menu Properties dialog box appears, select the Start Menu tab and click the Customize button.

  3. When the Customize Start Menu dialog box appears, select the General tab.

  4. To display the icons for other browser or e-mail clients, go to the Show on Start Menu section and select new programs from the Internet and E-mail lists.

  5. To not display one or both of these icons, uncheck the Internet and/or E-mail options.

  6. Click OK when done.

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