The notification area is the part of the Windows User Interface that displays application icons in the task bar.

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Make Notification Area icons stay in Windows 7 taskbar

I am wondering how it is possible to make the Notification Area icons stay in the Windows 7 taskbar even when you click on the arrow next to them like they did in Windows Vista and XP.
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Network icon not showing up on the system tray

I'm not sure why but my network icon is not letting me connect to the internet because is doesn't exist. I tried to enable it but it is blacked out and is not changeable. This is on windows 7 ...
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Outlook 2010 New Email notification doesn't trigger

Despite using these settings as below: I never, ever receive any kind of notification (sound/visual/mouse/envelope) when mail arrives in the Inbox. What I've found online only directs me to the ...
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My System Tray Stopped Giving Me The Option To Minimize Visible Notifications

I am using Windows 7 Professional. My system tray is taking up almost the whole task bar! The arrow that allows you to hide the running programs into the system tray is just gone. I have found how ...
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Cannot enable Notification Area in Windows 7

In 64-bit Windows 7, I cannot enable the notification area in the taskbar at all. Every time I try to customize the notification and system icon settings, it says "Some settings are managed by your ...
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How can I show the System Tray across multiple monitors in Windows 8.1 [duplicate]

In Windows 8.1, the taskbar is shared between all 3 of my monitors but the System Tray only shows up on my monitor that is noted as my "Main Display" in Screen Resolution settings. Is there a way I ...
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Can you change what time is “early” in iOS 8?

In the Notification Center of iOS 8 (and 7), you can see summaries for today and for tomorrow as well as today's schedule. In the tomorrow section iOS sometimes states that my schedule starts early. ...
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Windows 7 systray icon hides each boot

My computer runs Windows 7 x64 Home Premium. I have MagicDisc installed and I want it always to show up in my system tray. I click the up array on the system tray and select "Customize..." to bring ...
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How can I hide a specific app in the Notification area?

I want to only hide Privoxy (it's a web proxy) present in the Notification area. Is it possible using REG file or through the Local Group Policy Editor?
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Cannot close notifications in Windows 8

Seems like a bug, but it is very annoying. Windows 8 keeps showing notifications which I cannot close. I tried to click on x and _ but no reaction. Here is a screenshot showing such an unclosable ...
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How Can I Get the Tomboy System Tray Icon Back?

I'm running Linux Mint 17 with MATE, and while I have Tomboy (and can open it with no problem), it no longer adds a icon to the system tray when it's open. I also can't find an applet for it when I do ...
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Windows 8.1 WLAN icon at taskbar not responding occasionally

I am using Windows 8.1. A strange problem i am facing from long ago since Windows 7. I have Intel Wireless N-1000 WLAN Adapter in laptop. Its working great and satisfactory for using WiFI networks. ...
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Hidden Windows 8 taskbar button?

Whenever I double click this portion (between icon and expand arrow) of the Windows 8 taskbar, the network bar slides. Why is it so? Some kind of hidden function?
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List all conversations in Pidgin for one day

I got a lot of messages yesterday while I was working on something else so I couldn't read them. Then unfortunately my Ubuntu-machine restarted before I could see who was writing there. I guess The ...
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Remove Sync Center icon

I accidentally marked a shared folder as "Available Offline" in Windows Explorer on Windows 8.1 computer. This seems to have "woken up" the Sync Center and caused the Sync Center icon to be displayed ...
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Disable windows toast notifications for programs such as Lync

Is there any way to disable windows 7 toast notifications? The toast notification which comes when there is any incoming message on Lync or any Information for other software such as McAfee and the ...
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Enable PPTP notification-area icon in Windows 8?

Is there a way to enable icon in taskbar tray of Windows 8 displaying whether PPTP is currently connected or not? It occassionally happens that PPTP connection drops and icon showing connection ...
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Show power icon in tray on desktop PC [duplicate]

I have many power plans in my desktop PC - one is optimized for downloading (PC doesn't sleep but turns the display off), one for reading, one for games and so on. But the problem is that I have no ...
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Is there a way to block system tray icons in windows 7?

What i really want to do here is make some icons disappear (or block them from appearing at all) while the app will still be running in the background. Some of these include nvidia and optimus icons, ...
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Network, battery, and sound icons missing from notifications in vista

The irritating thing is that I know I answered this question once, and now I can't find my own answer -- The network, battery, and sound icons are missing from the notification area and the boxes to ...
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Just noticed this Bell-Shaped Icon In The Taskbar?

Located first on the left. If I hover my mouse over it, it says "Chrome - Notifications". I have never noticed this before: Is it new ? What is its function & is it related to running the ...
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How do I disable popups in PhraseExpress?

Every time I launch a program with admin privileges, PhraseExpress shows a notification like this: This can be very annoying. Since I don't want to run PhraseExpress with admin rights, is there a ...
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I would like to remove a java process in the system tray called LRAT [duplicate]

I would like to remove a java process in the system tray called LRAT. When I right-click on the icon there is no context menu and no exit option. When I double-click on it, nothing seems to happen. ...
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How can I manage the system tray icons?

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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Skydrive for desktop not showing icon in notification area

NEWEST UPDATE HAS ADDED THIS FEATURE. NEW NAME: ONEDRIVE is this normal behavior? I'm concerned that some files will not be transferred. For example. I need to be sure that its safe to put my ...
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Show current ping to website on Taksbar

I'm looking for a way to monitor my current internet connection quality by showing the ping-response to a website like google in the taskbar on the right side. I'm using Windows 8.1. Kind of like ...
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Remove unwanted VAIO Control Center icons from system tray

I'm somewhat bothered by the needless presence of a scroll lock indicator and a touchpad toggle in my system tray (since Windows 7 also known as a notification area). Specifically, the two ugly icons ...
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Alert when a wifi network is detected

Is there any way to play a sound and give a notification in Windows (7 or 8) to alert me when a wifi (wireless) network is detected ?Can I do it with the task scheduler? I can do that in Ubuntu using ...
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Can't see the power options icon in the notification area

I've formatted my windows 8 64 bit laptop, and encountered the following issue: The power options icon won't show up. I tried adding it manually, but it shows the massage "This notification icon is ...
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What is the “Windows Host Error Reporting Service”?

Recently I tried to install a [fake, yep :P] computer game on my computer and as soon as I tried to play it, a message started to appear in the tray icon area of the taskbar saying that my Xvid codec ...
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Windows 7 system tray icon tooltips don't show

The icons on the system tray usually display a text message when you hover the mouse over them. But that has stopped working in my system some days ago. Is there any Windows setting related to this or ...
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Minimize WMP12 to notification area in Win7 64-bit

I want to minimize Windows Media Player to the notification area in Windows 7 (64-bit) as is possible with alternate media players such as VLC. Is there an easy way to get this done? P.S.: I'm not ...
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Is it possible to prevent the Microsoft Sync Centre from reporting errors in the Taskbar? (Windows 7)

Our Windows 7 desktops have their desktops redirected to our (SBS 2003) server. This works well, and we use the Microsoft Sync Centre to ensure that users' files are available even if there is a ...
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Missing gconf/gconf-client.h

I'm trying to install an Evolution plugin using these instructions: How do I minimize Evolution to the system tray in Ubuntu? In the sudo make stage, I get the following output: make all-recursive ...
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is there a way to run exe file automatically in the tray [duplicate]

I do not like that some of my apps which are running in background constantly are wasting space in my taskbar. I would like to move them to a tray. Is there a way to run the exe file in the tray? I ...
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Outlook 2010 minimize to system tray at startup

I am trying to find out how to start Outlook 2010 minimized to the system tray. There was a .VBS script that someone provided on a different question regarding the same subject. The problem with said ...
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Can I automatically hide a program in the taskbar on startup?

I have a Windows application that I need to run on startup and keep running continually. It spawns a window, and I don't need that window open all the time. Rather than just minimize it, I wanted to ...
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How to reset the System Tray to the default appearance on Windows 8

I'm using Bootcamp on Macbook Pro 2011. Recently I installed some software call Trackpad++ and it reset something on my desktop, and I have uninstalled it and reset most of the stuff to the default. ...
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Winternals Desktops and Outlook 2010 email notification

I am using Winternals/Sysinternals desktops.exe for multiple desktops. However, I just noticed that Outlook 2010 does not display the new mail notification on a desktop its not opened on. Can that ...
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Windows 8 multi-monitor notification area [duplicate]

Is there any way to allow the notification area to be displayed on both taskbars in a multimonitor configuration? It's currently limited to only appearing on the primary monitor and there doesn't ...
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How to hide teamviewer from a toolbar to a system tray?

I am using teamvier for remote access to my computer. So it is running on that computer constantly. But I do not like a lot of icons in the toolbar. Mostly when I have more than 4 - I started to be ...
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How to get rid of message “Windows could not check for updates automatically”?

I have a managed Windows 7 PC, on which I don't have control over the download and installation of Windows updates. In my Action Center notification icon in the taskbar I keep having the message ...
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What is the file path of the default Windows notification area icons?

I'm designing an icon. I want to copy the style of the default notification area icons in Windows: Volume, Network, Action Center, Battery, etc. What is the file path of the default Windows ...
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Change program icon in Win7 notification area

I want to totally change my win7 DE to black and white. I've managed to replace icons in pinned icons, and standart win7 notifications are great, but for custom programs the icons are colored . I ...
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Minimize Windows Live 2012 to Windows 8 system tray in desktop mode?

I want to run Windows live 2012 in system tray, so that it can run without having an instance on taskbar when minimized. This was possible with Windows 7 by running Windows Live Mail 2011 in ...
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Running applications dissappeared from windows tray (shows up in task manager)

I am talking about applications that are minimized to system tray (notification area) in Windows. Many a times I find that although Windows Task Manager > Processes show my application, I cannot ...
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How can I instruct Google Talk to remain in the taskbar when closed?

This seems like a silly question, but does anyone know how I can instruct Google Talk to remain 'open' in my taskbar when closed ( much like skype can be configured to do ); or to restore the ...
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What determines the order of applications in the Windows 7 system icon tray?

Something that I have wondered about, I notice that despite changing the order of running some of my applications, even stopping and restarting them or even between reboots.....they seem to occupy the ...
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Is there a way to close the stuck “Show hidden icons” without clicking an item in it?

I'm talking about this little window on the taskbar: It rarely gets stuck without closing (not directly reproducible) and it doesn't close unless I click on an option in it (e.g. "Customize...". ...
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How can I identify a mystery tray icon in Windows 7?

A new icon has appeared in my tray in Windows 7 recently - a black square with a white A in it: It doesn't have any tooltip or right-click context menu so I haven't been able to identify which ...