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2answers
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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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0answers
228 views

How do I edit the icons in the notification area or change the link? (like what you can do with shortcuts)

Basically I want to change the icon out with another one, or change the link it uses. (clicking it and opening a specific program) I have a bigfoot network card and I want to either change its icon ...
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0answers
149 views

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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2answers
564 views

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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1answer
423 views

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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0answers
89 views

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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3answers
607 views

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 ...
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4answers
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“Safely Remove Hardware” icon in Windows 8

In Windows 8 the "Safely Remove Hardware" icon sits permanently in the System Tray even though no external drive is plugged into the computer. If you click on that icon the only clickable option is ...
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2answers
3k views

How to remove (not hide) the “Safely Remove Hardware” icon

I want to remove the "Safely Remove Hardware" icon from the system tray, do I need to change the registry? Also how can I remove some devices in the "Safely Remove Hardware" list? I do not want to ...
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1answer
11k views

Security Essentials tray icon disapeared?

I've been running Microsoft Security Essentials for quite a while. And I've just noticed that the tray icon has disapeared. I've checked every setting in the program, Windows Action Center claims that ...
2
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4answers
139 views

Speeding up tray icon hide

"Hide inactive icons" is checked. But the arrow to slide the hidden icons in/out of view moves very slowly ( >2 seconds to reveal, about the same to hide them again ). Is there any way to tweak the ...
2
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1answer
493 views

Restart explorer.exe in Windows 7 while keeping all icons in the system tray?

Sometimes when you are prompted to restart the computer (or log off), you can get away with just restarting the explorer process. I'm sure you know what i'm talking about. The problem is, that when ...
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2answers
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Check Box -> Show icon in taskbar notification area when connected is missing in windows 7

Please see the picture below , this is on my network adapters properties : where is the General Tab In this Network adapter ? Also, I couldn't find that check box for Display Network Icon on ...
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1answer
646 views

Why are notification area icons' settings not saved in Windows XP?

Every time I logon I set several icons to be hidden in taskbar properties. But after reboot this setting is lost. How can I fix this problem?
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1answer
2k views

System Tray Network icon marked with red X, while all connections are fine!

On my Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 machine, the system tray network icon is showing with a big red X over it, even though all the network adapters and wireless dongles are working perfectly. For ...
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3answers
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Hide system tray icons on OS X

How can we hide the system tray icons, on the top menu, within OS X? Those are not mine, but they're not too far off: Something like Windows 7 has, to selective hide icons into a little window, ...
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2answers
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How do I stop the network icon in system tray from blinking on Windows XP

I've been using XP since forever and had that network icon always in the tray, but for some reason it's really bothering me now. Maybe because I'm using Windows 7 on my other two machines where the ...
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6answers
476 views

Identify what's painting the empty space in my Windows notification area?

I have an "icon" in my Windows (XP, if it matters) notification area (by the clock) which renders no image, but rather an empty square space (no borders -- nothing rendered at all in the space where ...
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1answer
2k views

Permanently hide network disconnected icon from system tray

On Windows XP, I have a disconnected Wireless connection which shows up in the System Tray. I have gone into Network Connections dialog box and elected not to show an icon when it is disconnected, ...
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2answers
2k views

How to clear the list of “Notification Area Icons” in Windows 7?

I can't seem to find a way to clear the list of "Notification Area Icons" in Windows 7. Unfortunately I had installed a download manager (GetRight) which by default creates a tray icon for each ...
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3answers
378 views

Best way to export an icon from photoshop? [closed]

I'm writing a program to notify me of new email. It's mostly complete, I'm just working on the notifyicon code now. It's supposed to display the usual application icon with a box containing the count ...
3
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2answers
402 views

Icons disappearing from notification area (systray) under WinXP

Quite often when I start up my WinXP SP3 (updated to the max), some icons in systray are missing. Task manager shows that the software to whom these icons belong is running. Restarting explorer ...