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1answer
80 views

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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3answers
1k views

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 ...
0
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0answers
366 views

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 ...
2
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0answers
134 views

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 ...
0
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2answers
559 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 ...
1
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3answers
600 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 ...
1
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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 ...
0
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1answer
101 views

Is there a clock for the windows system tray that uses NTP or so instead of relying on the system time?

I sometimes have to work using computers whose clocks are off by several hours and would like to have more precise time without needing system operator rights. Is there a clock for the windows system ...
1
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1answer
2k views

How to remove icon of a running program from system tray?

I have a program whose icon I need to completely remove from system tray. I want the program to run in the background and to be able to bring it up with some defined hotkey. All programs I found ...
2
votes
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 ...
3
votes
1answer
307 views

Running batch file in notification area

Is there any simple code that will make my batch file process, when run, to go to the notification area rather than the taskbar?
3
votes
1answer
656 views

Minimize Firefox to system tray in Windows

I wish to minimize Firefox to system tray. Is that possible?
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2answers
310 views

Where in the registry can I find the definitions of icons in the notification area? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where are the items in the system tray stored? Where in the registry can I find the definitions of icons in the notification area? I want to start removing icons I hate, ...
2
votes
1answer
831 views

How do I minimise Yahoo Messenger and have it just appear in the system tray?

How do I minimise Yahoo Messenger and have it just appear in the system tray? It used to be standard behaviour that when I minimised Yahoo Messenger it wouldn't minimise but go to the system tray.. ...
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2answers
1k views

How can I display AlbumArt in the foobar2000 notification balloon?

I'm using foobar2000 1.1.6 and Columns UI 0.3.8.6. Is there a way (e.g. using variables) to display AlbumArt for the currently playing track in foobar2000's notification balloon?
3
votes
2answers
193 views

System tray app for controlling services?

Is there a system tray app out there that provides quick access for controlling system services? I'm thinking a popup menu that lists all services on the system and provides Start/Stop/Restart ...
7
votes
5answers
22k views

Delay Windows programs launching at boot?

On Windows XP I use 18 programs. In startup it makes 2-3 minutes to load all of them. Anti virus, translator, unlocker, file indexer, download manager, instant messenger etc.. I need all of them and ...
0
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0answers
251 views

Navigate to taskbar notification area using keyboard? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to access the system tray using the keyboard? Is there a keyboard shortcut that moves focus to the taskbar notification area?
9
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6answers
475 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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2answers
1k views

How to access (or switch between) tray icons with shortcut in windows? [duplicate]

How to access (or switch between) tray icons with defined shortcuts in windows? I have many running programs which I cannot reach with alt-tab because they are not in taskbar - they are in tray. How ...
3
votes
3answers
1k views

Why is the hover tooltip over the tray clock in Windows XP unreliable?

Sometimes it appears behind the taskbar. Sometimes it doesn't appear at all. Is there a way to fix it, or maybe a nice, unobtrusive way to see today's date?
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3answers
22k views

Freeware local proxy engine for Windows? [closed]

Is there a nice and small, freeware proxy application that runs in the system tray? It should support HTTP and HTTPS proxy connections, NTLM authentication and configurable rules (different proxy ...
0
votes
3answers
1k views

How can I permanently hide icons in the notification area?

Is there any free way to permanently hide system icons (such as the wireless icon) in the notification area? Supposedly this can be done with Customize Notifications, but it doesn't stick on my ...
13
votes
8answers
41k views

Windows 7 System Tray Date Display Not Appearing

I'm using Windows 7 RC and for some reason, the date won't show at all on my system tray. It used to for a while, but one day it just stopped (I didn't even notice it until someone pointed it out). ...
5
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5answers
5k views

Do not get 'Safely remove' option in Tray for USB storage devices

I had done some tweaks in service settings (Disabled some as I thought it is not needed). Now, I am not getting the option to safely remove mass storage device when I click the icon on the system ...