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

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How to make custom Quick Action in Windows 10

Windows 10 has introduced "Quick Actions" (cf. screenshot). Is there a way to make a custom quick action? Either programmatically or through an other way, it doesn't matter. Ideally I'd like to make ...
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Can you make an PC App (shell) out of a browser based application?

I have several cloud based applications that run on a browser. I want to make it seem/feel like a real application installed on my PC, separate from browser, tabs, and all that, and perhaps an option ...
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Hide BitLocker “Unlock Drive” Notifications in Windows 10?

In Windows 10, when you mount an BitLocker encrypted drive (vhd in my case), Windows issues a notification prompting you to unlock the drive. Is there a way to turn off this particular notification? ...
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How to display caps lock status in Cinnamon's system tray?

In the system settings menu (under Applets) I have found BetterLock, but it doesn't work. Can this be fixed or is there another way to display caps lock status in the system tray?
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No option to hide systray icons [duplicate]

My work computer came with systray that is always expanded and there is no way to hide some icons. The icons now have gotten many. How can I hide some and have the option to expand the systray like ...
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Turn off suggestions to upgrade to Windows 10 [duplicate]

How do I get my Windows 7 system tray to stop showing the Windows 10 upgrade symbol after every restart? Here's what it looks like: At every restart, I have to manually go in and set it to "Hide." ...
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Can I disable the “Disable apps to help improve performance” notification?

I've been running the released version of Windows 10 (x64) for a week now. Every other day or so, I get the following Security and Maintenance notification regarding "disable apps to help improve ...
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Collapse system tray icons more efficiently on vertical Windows 7/8 taskbar

I use a vertical taskbar, but I've noticed that it makes no real attempt to collapse itself down to the absolute minimum. When a new icon crops up, it allows it to flow around the hidden-icon popup ...
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Xfce4 + AwesomeWM. Part of notification area in xfce panel is yanked by AwesomeWM notification area

I'm using Xfce4 with AwesomeWM (tiling window manager) - xfce takes care of updating, lets me quickly configure new monitor setups (dual head) and so on, while awesome is being awesome at managing ...
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Upgrade to Windows 10 will not appear in Tray [duplicate]

I'm currently using (genuine) Windows 7 and it is fully updated. I have checked that the kb3035583 update has been installed on my computer. I have attempted using the method of running the ...
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How to show the week number on the Windows system tray calendar?

I am using Windows 7, and sometimes I would like to check the current week number from the calendar. However, by default, the Windows system tray calendar does not show the week numbers. Is it ...
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How to remove “Download Windows 10” icon on Windows 7 System Tray (“official adware”)? [duplicate]

Microsoft has slipped adware prompting users to upgrade to Windows 10 into Windows Update, which for some was marked as important. That counts as shady business in my book, more so because as far as I ...
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How to fix corrupted Windows notification area

The notification area on my computer is not working properly. Sound Service, Windows Network, and Windows Security Center all open their respective Troubleshooters, which fail to find any problems. ...
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How do I disable notification balloons completely in XP?

I am running VM Window XP and notification balloon in the task bar accumulates so much so I want to get rid of it. I tried setting it "Hide inactive icons" but still getting notification balloon. I ...
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Windows: Completely remove Action Center icon

Personally, the Action Center in Windows (that annoying white flag in the notification area, always telling you to repent and change the way you administrate your system) is one of the things I ever ...
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Network icon in Windows 7 Notifications area has disappeared

My network icon has disappeared. I've tried going to Notifications area > Customize > Turn system icons off or on and I can see the Network icon but it won't let me turn it on. Everything else still ...
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Task bar notification area icons dissapeared after update

After the last windows 8.1 update my task bar seems to no longer keeps the icons in the notification area >>> it keeps hiding them after every reboot Note: The setting in task bar properties is ...
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How do I start Opera 12.17 browser with only tray icon?

I'd like to run opera at Windows startup. I have enabled the option to show the icon in the notification area. Now I'm looking for a way to avoid windows at startup, so that I can receive emails, ...
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System tray button stuck

Basically, sometimes when i right click an icon in the system tray and select any button, the button will stay there, a little bit transparent. It happened to various applications so i do not think it ...
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Gnu Emacs : how to minimize it to system tray?

i've been searching around for a way to minimize to tray or hide Emacs app, i don't really want to close it every time i finish using it nor i want to have it's icon showing on taskbar and "alt-tab" ...
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How can I stop Windows 8.1 system tray icons from launching metro (Modern UI) apps?

I've installed Start Menu 8 and since Windows 8.1 boots to desktop, I'm able to avoid most of the Modern UI/Metro tablety stuff. Unfortunately, there's one area where I'm thrown into PC Settings ...
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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 day starts early. Is ...
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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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Show hidden icons button out of place

I recently got a Yoga 2 Pro (3200x1800) resolution and it's mostly been great except for one aggravating but minor issue: the "show hidden icons" button on the taskbar isn't vertically centered and ...
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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 ...