Many feel irritated about the existence of the HP Support Assistant icon on the taskbar. The complaint revolves around the fact that having too many shortcuts on the taskbar can pave the way to disturbance especially when you browse the internet or open the MS Word app. The HP Support Assistant app comes with a brand new laptop. Although you can uninstall it, you do not want to do this as the app is useful in terms of getting updated news and notifications. So, what you want is to remove the HP Support Assistant icon from the taskbar and this article will show you how to do it.
How to Remove HP Support Assistant from Taskbar?
The question icon in your taskbar denotes the HP Support Assistant. If you are okay with completely uninstalling it from the computer, then you can do this easily from the control panel. However, most of the users wish to keep this application not visible on the taskbar. The following two methods can assist you in this regard.
Step 1: Right-click in your mouse anywhere on the taskbar.
Step 2: Go to the ‘Toolbars’ and from there, uncheck the ‘HP Support Assistant Quick Access’ option. You will not see the ‘question’ icon anymore. Hence, your problem is solved.
Later, in case you feel the need for the HP Assistant shortcut on the taskbar, right-check the HP Support again following the same process as mentioned in steps 1 & 2.
Step 1: Click on the ‘question’ icon to enter the HP Support Assistant window.
Step 2: Tap on the ‘Settings’ tool that can be found on the top-right corner of the opened window.
Step 3: Scroll down to find the ‘Choose how you would like to be notified’ option under which you will see the ‘Display an icon in your taskbar’ is right-checked; uncheck the box.
Step 4: Save the changes and close the application.
There should not be any HP Assistant icon anymore on your taskbar whether it was on top of the screen or bottom of the screen. You can enable it again by accessing the HP Assistant interface and changing the settings.
Hopefully, you were able to remove HP Support Assistant from the taskbar by following any of the two methods described in the article. Thank you for reading. Have a nice day!