Unwanted HP button [SOLVED]

Unwanted HP button [SOLVED]

Postby chriskross » Jun 24th, '21, 09:40

Have just updated to 5.10.45-desktop-2.mga8 and now I have a button alongside the network button which says HP. This a) does nothing (can't even right-click) and b) is totally unnecessary and unwanted. I don't have an HP printer, and never will. I have tried removing a couple of HP packages but others are tied in to the basic printer tasks (why do you do this, Mageia? If I need something specific to a printer I will install it - it shouldn't be a permanent fixture if it's not needed). This has only happened with this update. I've managed to get rid of the button previously, even if the packages still remain.
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Re: Unwanted HP button

Postby benmc » Jun 24th, '21, 10:41

You don't mention which DE you use.

in plasma:
right click the Mageia cauldron (application launcher menu)
choose "Edit panel"
hover the mouse pointer over the system tray. a popup menu should appear title "system tray"
choose "settings" option
a new window will appear "System Tray Settings"
Choose "Entries"
Change "HP-systray" to "always hidden"
"apply" and it should vanish - I dont know if its forever though :oops:

I dont care about it, I just ignore it.
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Re: Unwanted HP button

Postby chriskross » Jun 24th, '21, 12:36

Thanks. I'd got as far as Edit Panel but couldn't see how to proceed.

Now hidden. Still irritates the hell out of me!
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Re: Unwanted HP button

Postby isadora » Jun 24th, '21, 12:44

Go to Application Menu->Tools->System Tools->HP Device Manager
In HP Device Manager choose: Configure->Preferences......
Go to tab "System Tray Icon" and change "System tray icon visibility" to "Always hide", and hit OK.
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Re: Unwanted HP button

Postby chriskross » Jun 24th, '21, 12:47

Thank you, but I don't have a HP Device Manager (maybe one of the things I uninstalled). But benmc's solution worked as promised.
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Re: Unwanted HP button

Postby benmc » Jun 24th, '21, 13:24

chriskross wrote:why do you do this, Mageia?

the HP-systray is a dependency drawn in when you add the system-config-printer.rpm

if it really (really really) bugs you, open a bug report and request that the dependency be dropped ;)

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Re: Unwanted HP button

Postby isadora » Jun 24th, '21, 13:25

Please, don't forget to mark the topic [SOLVED].
You can do so, by editing the subject/title in the first message in this topic.
Write [SOLVED] to the left of subject/title, thanks ahead. ;)
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