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

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Windows 10 notification turns white but there is no notification

My windows 10 notification icon on the bottom right of my screen keeps turning white so I click on it to see the notification and there's nothing, no notification. It immediately turns black after I ...
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How to show battery percentage on battery icon in task bar without hovering or clicking?

I want to show battery percentage on battery icon in the task bar. Currently it appears this way. I cannot see charge left percentage unless I click or hover over the icon. What I have in ...
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How can I control news notifications in Windows 10?

I like the news notification feature in Windows 10. I edited my interests in the news app however the notifications that I receive seem to be very general and not tailored to my interests at all. ...
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How to run thunderbird in system tray?

A similar question has been asked in ask ubuntu but I'm working on windows 7x64 so because of using the 64 bit architecture, it seems that I can't use this solution. Any other way? I have set my ...
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How to use a keyboard shortcut to raise application from system tray

I am trying to create a keyboard shortcut to raise an application that is running in the system tray (keepassx). I have tried xdotool but it does not work. xdotool finds the windows that match the ...
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What is the purpose of the airplane icon in my system tray?

My Windows 7 system tray has an airplane icon that I am not familiar with. When I hover over it, the tooltip says "Mode: High Performance": If I right-click on it, the menu says: Does anyone ...
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How can I make a certain program always minimize to tray?

I would like to be able to set a certain program to always minimize to the system tray when I click the minimize button in the title bar. I've found programs that would accomplish this using extra ...
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Resize Windows 10 notification area

For a long time, the windows notification area (aka, system tray) would stack icons 3 high, thus conserving real estate on the task bar. (Below in an example in XP). I just upgraded from Windows 7 ...
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Showing network traffic status in system tray?

I can't find a way to show network traffic status (especially download) in Ubuntu gnome system tray. How can I achieve this? Thanks.
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How to permanently hide a hidden system tray icon in Windows 7 or Windows 8 or Windows 10

I have an application and it has a system tray icon. I don't want to display it. I hid the notification icon from settings, but it is visible with other inactive icons like the image below; But I ...
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Task bar icon not showing, not in “Control Panel > Notification Area Icons” either

We use a program which runs in the notification area, its icon sitting there for as long as it runs, a bit like Dropbox does: PROBLEM: On thousands on computer it shows fine, but on two particular ...
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show app notifications won't slide to enable

I can't enable show app notification. Whenever I press to enable, it will always automatically slide back to the left (disable). My app notification icon has that line below it. Even if I ...
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Make old icon disappear from system tray automatically after SpeedFan restarts

@echo off taskkill /F /T /IM speedfan.exe start "" "C:\Program Files (x86)\SpeedFan\speedfan.exe" cls exit I use the above commands in a .bat file to restart SpeedFan automatically each time after ...
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Windows 7 - Identify systray icon process/executable and remove it

I know, I am aware. After a very heavy duty day I erroneously clicked on the wrong link and executed a fake installation on my windows 7 machine: CTA Download The installer eventually ...
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How to operate machine cluster using shell or other commands

Maybe my problem is not that specific, the following are details I have 20 machines, the OS of them is Linux, and I want to implement Parallel Computing using a Python's packages, if you don not know ...
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Completely hide overflowed (hidden) items in taskbar

I have windows 10, and I'm trying to completely hide the things in the "overflowed" (hidden) notification icons. Here's an image of the startup programs: How can I remove all the items in the ...
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outlook 2013 issue with notifications of new incoming email messages

I have a newly installed Windows 7 (Home Premium, 64-bit) and installed Office 2013 Professional Plus on it. Everything seems to be working fine, except for the fact that for some reason, I don't get ...
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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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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 ...