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

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Winternals Desktops and Outlook 2010 email notification

I am using Winternals/Sysinternals desktops.exe for multiple desktops. However, I just noticed that Outlook 2010 does not display the new mail notification on a desktop its not opened on. Can that ...
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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 ...
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How to hide teamviewer from a toolbar to a system tray?

I am using teamvier for remote access to my computer. So it is running on that computer constantly. But I do not like a lot of icons in the toolbar. Mostly when I have more than 4 - I started to be ...
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How to get rid of message “Windows could not check for updates automatically”?

I have a managed Windows 7 PC, on which I don't have control over the download and installation of Windows updates. In my Action Center notification icon in the taskbar I keep having the message ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Running applications dissappeared from windows tray (shows up in task manager)

I am talking about applications that are minimized to system tray (notification area) in Windows. Many a times I find that although Windows Task Manager > Processes show my application, I cannot ...
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How can I instruct Google Talk to remain in the taskbar when closed?

This seems like a silly question, but does anyone know how I can instruct Google Talk to remain 'open' in my taskbar when closed ( much like skype can be configured to do ); or to restore the ...
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What determines the order of applications in the Windows 7 system icon tray?

Something that I have wondered about, I notice that despite changing the order of running some of my applications, even stopping and restarting them or even between reboots.....they seem to occupy the ...
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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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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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“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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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 ...
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How to access minimized program without re-enable the Windows 7 notification area?

I have disabled the notification area or system tray in Windows 7 using group police (gpedit.msc). Now all notification icons are gone. Now I want to access some application which Minimize to system ...
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passive (non-intrusive) progress bar notification

How can I get passive (non-intrusive) progress bar? A combination of kdialog --passivepopup and kdialog --progressbar. For example, when copying files with dolphin such a progress bar will be used. I ...
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Display selected keyboard layout in Windows 7 task-bar notification area

In control Panel I selected two keyboard layouts, a standard one and an extended one. They mainly differ in that one uses ` as a dead key for composing accented characters. The other allows ...
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How can I minimize Visual Studio 2010 to the system tray to save taskbar real estate?

I was wondering if there was a way to run Visual Studio 2010 in system tray? Does anyone know if that's possible?
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Change Action Center settings via command line

I wish to disable action center notifications (turning its messages off). I need to do this via a batch script that runs on all our test platforms. I have not been able to find a way to do this. ...
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Start Outlook automatically in tray

Is there a way to start up Outlook automatically on login, but minimised to system tray (notification area)? I don’t want my inbox showed in my face when I start my PC, only a discrete notification ...
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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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Why does Windows 7 networking indicator not show actual value?

This has been occurring on all Windows 7 machines I own, and I would like to finally know a reason why it is happening. Icon showing no network access The icon is showing that the computer is not ...
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Add send/receive to Outlook systray icon?

Is it possible to add a send/receive action to the Outlook 2007 system tray right-click context menu? It's a little annoying to have to open the whole interface just to run this simple action ...
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The tooltip for the taskbar clock won't show up in Windows 7

When I hover the mouse pointer over the clock in the Windows 7 taskbar, the tooltip flashes for a millisecond and then disappears. Sometimes it disappears so quickly that I won't even notice. ...
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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 ...
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How to remove uninstalled programs from Notification Area

For some reason I had 2 instances of Apache running, and I have no idea how. I also had two instances of ApacheMonitor.exe showing in the "Notification Area Icons" place when you right click on your ...
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Is it possible to change width of notification tray area on Windows 2008 server?

I have a particular setup where a specific program installed gets minimized to the notification area. I would like this to always be visible (along with several others). Regardless of whether I hide ...
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Start Win7 systray focus on the left?

Prior to Windows 7 the system tray started focus from the left: WinEscTabTab Windows 7 adds Win+B as an alternative, but starts focus from the right. Is there a way to change it to start focus on ...
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removing sites from the network icon in the system tray

With a lot of traveling to various hotels with free Wi-Fi I have collected a number of sites in the system tray when I clicked on the network icon. I doubt highly that I will return to these hotels ...
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Notification area Windows 7: The missing option?

The settings for the notification area in Windows 7 have three options: Show icon and notifications Hide icon and notifications Only show notifications Well here is my problem. I have a ...
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Why does my Tray Icon's Behavior occasionally reset Windows 7?

I'm fine with having most of my tray icons hidden, however I want the Outlook Notification envelop to show at all times when I have new messages. Its important for me to know when I have unread ...
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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 ...
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Removing entries from notification area settings [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to clear the list of “Notification Area Icons” in Windows 7? I want to customize notification area icon settings. Settings should have entries of ...
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Outlook Unread Messages System Tray Envelope Icon Not Showing when System Tray is minimized

My coworker wants to see a little "new mail" letter icon whenever he has new mail in Outlook. I went to Tools -> Options -> Preferences -> E-mail Options -> Advanced E-mail Options -> Show an ...
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“Safely Remove Hardware” icon keeps reverting to “Only show notifications”

I have the 'Safely Remove Hardware' tray icon set to 'Show icon and notifications' to save a mouse click when removing a USB device but every few weeks the setting reverts to 'Only show ...
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Windows 7: Notification area settings are lost on restart [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does my Tray Icon's Behavior occasionally reset Windows 7? Recently noticed that my icons settings in notification area are getting reset on system restart. For ...
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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 ...
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System tray icons no longer display at Windows start up [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Icons disappearing from notification area (systray) under WinXP Recently Windows XP has begun not showing any system tray icons at start up. I used to have about 6 ...
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Is it possible to hide a running program in the notification area? [duplicate]

A program I use currently shows up in the notification area on the taskbar. I want the program to run, but not to be visible in the notification area in any way. I know you can hide the area ...
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How can I customize the Windows 7 clock to show full date/time?

I'm currently using Windows 7 Ultimate. I've seen that some people have full date/time info in their system tray clock like this: However, my current system tray clock is shown like this: ...
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Why are the Windows 7 Noticiation Icons suddenly too big?

In the notification area on Windows 7 (x64) the icons have doubled in size for no appartent reason. Is there a way to shrink them back down to normal size? The doesn't seem to be any options other ...
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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 ...
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How do I get the Apache Tomcat System Icons on another account?

I installed 2 separate instances of Apache Tomcat 7 under my user profile account. This gives me the apache status as a system icon. If I log off and log in as the local administrator account, ...
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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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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?
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Minimize Firefox to system tray in Windows

I wish to minimize Firefox to system tray. Is that possible?
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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, ...
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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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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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I need a tool to minimize programs to the System Tray [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to put a program in system tray in Windows 7? I need a tool to minimize programs to the System Tray. I used Power Menu, but it is not working anymore on Windows 7. ...