[SOLVED] How do I Remove Mail App Icon from Taskbar

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  1. dhjohns

    dhjohns MDL Guru

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    #1 dhjohns, Oct 23, 2017
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    I am not looking to removing the app, or an XML file for Group Policy Editor. I just want to remove the mail icon somehow before first boot in a Windows 10 installation. This solution should work on RS3 and RS4. I definitely know how to unpin it from the taskbar by right-clicking. I would like to take care of this via a mounted install.wim or via a registry edit during install.
     
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  2. Free_Being

    Free_Being MDL Novice

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    Hi,

    To be sure, you want to unpin Mail app, or uninstall Mail app ?

    I know only how to uninstall apps before first logon.
     
  3. dhjohns

    dhjohns MDL Guru

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    Unpin Mail Icon from taskbar before first logon.
     
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  4. Bm.Lava

    Bm.Lava MDL Novice

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    Yeap this is also a burning question for me. Tried searching several times, but failed. If this can be done from the registry that would be great.
     
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  5. LiteOS

    LiteOS MDL Expert

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    mb its in default profile , check also programdata folder
     
  6. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    There should be a Registry Key for to deny the pinning of that icon on startup!

    Personally, I don't like that app at all because I use my own Mail Client. I'd unpin the Mail-Icon a long time ago from Taskbar on my Insider-PC, and since, it never came back using WU for updating (only!)!
     
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  7. WindowsGeek

    WindowsGeek MDL Senior Member

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    Why the whole work around, just unpin it.
     
  8. cuteee

    cuteee MDL Guru

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    I don't like the bug in the icon.
     
  9. MELERIX

    MELERIX MDL Addicted

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    lol ? just unpin it, thats all.
     
  10. dhjohns

    dhjohns MDL Guru

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    You didn't read the OP, did you?
     
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  11. d5aqoëp

    d5aqoëp MDL Member

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    I uninstall it using MSMG toolkit by preparing my custom iso. That way it does not dare to appear on my task bar.

    One can install it later from the store without logging in.
     
  12. TairikuOkami

    TairikuOkami MDL Addicted

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    There is actually this key, but not sure if it does anything, I do not have mail installed, so I can not test it.

    Code:
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Taskband\AuxilliaryPins]
    "MailPin"=dword:00000000
     
  13. dhjohns

    dhjohns MDL Guru

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    No, I tried that already.
     
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  14. MELERIX

    MELERIX MDL Addicted

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    yes I did, just that don't that understand for what purpose.
     
  15. dhjohns

    dhjohns MDL Guru

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    To have it not there at first boot per OP.
     
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  16. MELERIX

    MELERIX MDL Addicted

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    yes, but for what porpose ?
     
  17. dhjohns

    dhjohns MDL Guru

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    For the purpose of it not being there. Does this answer help you find a solution? Do I really need a legitimate reason?
     
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  18. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    It's simply up to the user/owner of the PC what and how to do anything on his machine! Period!
     
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  19. joluboga

    joluboga MDL Member

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