This has been annoying me for weeks now. Google Hangouts would place an menu-bar icon for each instance of Chrome I had running. Repeatedly quitting them didn’t have much effect; they’d keep coming back.
Luckily, there’s an easy way to turn off the menu-bar icons.
- Open Chrome
- Menu Bar > Chrome > Preferences
- Click on Extensions, scroll down to Hangouts, and click on Options
- Uncheck Show system tray icon
- Click OK
And that’s it.