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SOLVED - How do I remove the new Action Center Desktop Icon?

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  • We just received a batch of POS hardware with Windows Enterprise 10 LTSB.  There is an icon on the desktop (Box with Plus sign) when pressed opens the Actions Center.  This Icon loads after the user logs in.  How do I remove this from the desktop?  It is very intrusive.  It is set to always be on top.  Although you are able to move the icon to a different location, it will always return to the bottom right of the screen the next time the user logs in.  I have done many searches but cannot find any posts that refers to this icon.  Rick-clicking brings up no menu or options.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Joe


    • Edited by Joe Coyle Tuesday, March 28, 2017 1:42 PM SOLVED
    Monday, March 27, 2017 6:54 PM

Answers

  • I did boot into safe mode and determined that the Action Center shortcut/icon did not appear.  I got lucky when I was booting into normal mode that I noticed that the icon did not appear until the eGalaxTouch software was loaded.  I right-clicked on this program icon and selected "exit" and both the eGalaxTouch program and they Action Center icon disappeared.  I have looked all through this app and cannot find any option to disable this feature.

    The company's website is http://www.eeti.com.tw/.  I will contact them and see if there is a way to disable this feature.

    I want to thank everyone that posted.

    Regards,

    Joe

    • Marked as answer by Joe Coyle Tuesday, March 28, 2017 1:43 PM
    Tuesday, March 28, 2017 1:41 PM

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  • I have never seen such icon on desktop.

    What happens if you create another user account?

    Have you installed any related third party application?


    S.Sengupta, Windows Insider MVP

    Tuesday, March 28, 2017 12:45 AM
  • No third-party software installed.  This shortcut/icon appeared the very time i booted from the default installation. Every user i create gets this shortcut on the desktop for the Action Center.
    Tuesday, March 28, 2017 12:53 AM
  • Hi ,

    Never saw this before. My suggestion is boot into safe mode and clean boot environment to have a check. If this icon does not appear in safe mode and clean boot environment, it should be related to some third party application, service or driver. We could enable them one by one to find the culprit.
    Start your PC in safe mode in Windows 10
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/12376/windows-10-start-your-pc-in-safe-mode
    How to perform a clean boot in Windows
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/929135/how-to-perform-a-clean-boot-in-windows

    Also, Autoruns for Windows could be used to show you what are configured to run during system bootup or login, we could run it to find out what is related to this icon. Hope it helps.
    Autoruns for Windows v13.7
    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963902.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396

    Best regards


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    Tuesday, March 28, 2017 6:25 AM
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  • I did boot into safe mode and determined that the Action Center shortcut/icon did not appear.  I got lucky when I was booting into normal mode that I noticed that the icon did not appear until the eGalaxTouch software was loaded.  I right-clicked on this program icon and selected "exit" and both the eGalaxTouch program and they Action Center icon disappeared.  I have looked all through this app and cannot find any option to disable this feature.

    The company's website is http://www.eeti.com.tw/.  I will contact them and see if there is a way to disable this feature.

    I want to thank everyone that posted.

    Regards,

    Joe

    • Marked as answer by Joe Coyle Tuesday, March 28, 2017 1:43 PM
    Tuesday, March 28, 2017 1:41 PM
  • Hi Joe,

    You can disable the eGalax Touch (LaunchTouchMon MFC Application) in the start-up list in Task Manager and reboot and it will stop appearing.

    It did not affect any touch screen operations on my POS hardware.

    Thursday, April 26, 2018 12:30 PM