Deleting the Speaker in the System Tray

That yellow speaker in the lower-right of the screen (in the System Tray), allows you to display the volume control by clicking on it. To get rid of it:

  1. Right-click the speaker icon and choose Adjust Audio Properties from the menu
  2. At the bottom of the Audio Properties window, there’s a checkbox marked Show volume control on the taskbar; uncheck the checkmark will remove the icon from the tray.

If you need to restore the icon:

  1. Click Start > Settings > Control Panel
  2. Double-click the Multimedia icon
  3. On the Audio tab, put a checkmark in the Show volume control on the taskbar box.