How do I delete the AOL icon from my desktop/Quick Launch toolbar?

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How do I delete the AOL icon from my desktop/Quick Launch toolbar?

You can delete the AOL icon from your desktop and Quick Launch toolbar (next to the Start button) at any time.

Note: Deleting the AOL icon from the desktop/Quick Launch toolbar or unpinning the icon from the taskbar on Windows 7 will not remove the AOL software from your computer.

How to

Delete the AOL icon from your desktop

1. Right-click the AOL icon displayed on your desktop, and then click Delete.

2. Click Yes or Delete Shortcut to confirm the deletion.

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Delete the AOL icon from Quick Launch toolbar

Note: Windows 7 doesn't have the Quick Launch toolbar. However, it provides an option to pin the program of your choice to the taskbar. To know how to unpin AOL from your taskbar on Windows 7, skip to the next section.

To delete the AOL icon from Quick Launch toolbar

1. Right-click the AOL icon displayed in the Quick Launch toolbar, and then click Delete.

2. Click Delete Shortcut to confirm the deletion.

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Unpin the AOL icon from Windows 7 taskbar

Tip: To pin a program, launch the program you want to pin. Right-click the program tab on the taskbar and then click Pin this program to taskbar.

To unpin the AOL icon from Windows 7 taskbar

  • Right-click the AOL icon on the Windows taskbar, and then click Unpin this program from taskbar.

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Last updated: 08-11-2011
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