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Windows hides all my icons. But I want to see some permanently. How can I pick myself what to hide? I need to pad my question with quality filler.

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On the left hand side of the system tray there is a small arrow. Click the arrow, then click "Customize". From here, you can set specific icons to Show icon and notifications, which will show this icon permanently as long as the application driving the icon is running. Alternatively, you can choose to Hide icon and notifications or Only show notiifications.

You can also enable all icons to show, regardless of notification status, by checking the Always show all icons and notifications on the taskbar button on the lower left hand side of this window.

A secondary way to bring up this window is to go to Start -> Control Panel -> Notification Area Icons

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On the left side you'll notice a small arrow. Click it. It'll open a small popup with all available(active) icons. Just drag and drop the icons to the position where you want them.

More info/pictures here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/975785

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You really should transfer the content from the website into your question, so when the link no longer works, your answer is still valid. –  Ramhound Jan 2 at 19:53

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