i think some of you have the terminology confused. the bottom of the screen by default
from left to right is as follows:
Start Button:QuickLaunch:Taskbar:System Tray:Clock
if you want items removed from the System Tray
you need to go to each program and uncheck the option Minimize to Tray or something to that effect. also, check this: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=310429
for those who don't have an option.