Windows: Lifehacker reader Ari wanted a highly minimal desktop, so even the Action Center alert flag had to go. Here's how he concealed it.
Ari explains his dilemma:
I like having a minimalistic desktop, including the taskbar. Imagine my disappointment when I scoured the internet and could not find a method or hack to remove the little white "Action Center" flag. I finally came across a reply which said to right-click between the clock and the next icon at the bottom right, click Properties, and then switch Action Center to "off". While I was at it, I also turned off "Network"
I have enough wireless reliability issues that the network icon is staying, but it's a useful reminder that you can strip back many of those desktop icons. Thanks Ari!