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1answer
43 views

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?
3
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2answers
30 views

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 ...
0
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0answers
107 views

Windows-8 system icons: show all AND disable some of them

I can't figure this out. In the Windows 8.1 system tray, I want to be able to permanently hide certain icons AND have all remaining icons show at all times. It seems to me that you can only have ...
0
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0answers
255 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 ...
0
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2answers
2k views

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 ...
1
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0answers
179 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 ...
0
votes
1answer
325 views

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. ...
2
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0answers
137 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 ...
1
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2answers
2k views

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 ...
1
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0answers
101 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...". ...
7
votes
4answers
18k views

“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 ...
10
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4answers
6k views

Turn system icons (notifications) on/off resets on restart

I noticed that when I turn off some of the the language input indicator in the system icons / notifications area, it doesn't save the state and turns back on on restart. Is this a known issue? What ...