How to Remove/Disable Opera Systray Icon

By | June 30, 2009 | 9 Comments

How to Remove/Disable Opera Systray Icon

If you love clean working environments, then this is a must use tip for every Opera user. Ever got annoyed by system tray icon? Want to remove it? It’s easier than you thought.

Windows
Right click on Opera shortcut > Properties
Find target fields which should look similar to this:
Target: “C:\Program Files (x86)\Opera\opera.exe”
Replace with: “C:\Program Files (x86)\Opera\opera.exe” /notrayicon (with quotes).

Linux
Find your launcher and edit it by adding -notrayicon in the end.
opera %u -notrayicon

Update: there is an option in opera:config now, check this post for more details.


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  • http://opera.com/ Daniel Hendrycks

    How does the tray icon become activated?

    • http://www.favbrowser.com Vygantas Lipskas

      I believe it happens when you enable mail/rss feeds, thought I am not sure.

  • Hans

    Thanks for a great tip :)

  • http://www.codeindsgn.com William

    Thanks for the tip.

  • Roger

    Launcher suffix works in Opera 10.10 – Ubuntu Hardy
    but no option in opera:config

  • abdullah

    Go to tools – Mail & Chat Accounts –  right click and delete   thats should do it

  • abid

    Thnx abdullah…the previous tips were pretty lame in my opinion but ur one is da best…thnx again man…keep in touch

  • abdullah

    sorry my previous post got deleted due to wrong email….
    I had the same prob….go to tools – mails & chat accounts – right click and delete
    That should do it. Cheers

  • http://damaskdit.aq SK

    Guys, i could not understand.. I should rename opera’s launcher and write “/notrayicon” after opera? (so that there was opera/notrayicon)?? tnx!