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

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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. ...
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How to add a running application to the Windows 7 System Tray? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to put a program in system tray in Windows 7? I want to save some space and move minimized running applications to the System Tray. Is this possible? Note: I am ...
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'View your active networks' icon in system tray windows 7

To view the window, I went to Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Network and Sharing Center. I want to create a system tray shortcut to view the same. How can I create a such one ?
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Why does an instance of a program sometimes not merge with his icon on the taskbar?

Allow me to explain by showing you this picture: As you can see, it is a picture of my Windows 7 taskbar, no modifications made. Now let's take a look at the right 3 active Icons. You have Navicat ...
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Make tray icon always show for all profiles in Windows 7

I'm setting up a Windows 7 machine that will sit out in the open and be shared by a lot of people. I have added a shortcut to the all users start menu to run a program that sits in the system tray. ...
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Send Outlook Messenger to System Tray in Windows 7

How to send the Outlook Messenger to system tray of Microsoft Windows 7 when its is minimized ?
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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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Maximise minimized outlook from system tray

If outlook 2010 is minimized to system tray, is there any shortcut key for maximizing or switching to outlook from system tray. WIN XP
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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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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?
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Keep notification area always show on GNOME 3

I've installed GNOME 3 on my Gentoo Linux, it really awesome and I love it. But here is a little glitch that I don't get used to: The notification area is hide until I hit "Windows" key or move the ...
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Batch file close/kill a System Tray/systray program

I use a program for hosting multiple forms. Each form leaves a systray program of said program. In Processing they all use the same same. But Window wise/mouse over name while in tray they use the ...
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Notification area balloon tip pop sound in Windows 7

When I was using Windows XP, there was a distinct sound when an application showed a balloon tip in the notification area (aka system tray). Unfortunately, I didn't look any deeper into it. Now ...
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Check for new mail without Outlook

Is there an application that will allow me to be notified of new email received via Exchange, without having Outlook started? Basically I want to know when I receive new email without having Outlook ...
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RocketDock System Tray Docklet

I'm looking for either a download location or a how-to on making an executable that toggles the system tray. All I need to do is create a small .exe or download one that toggles Windows 7's system ...
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How to minimize ICQ to tray?

How to configure ICQ 7.2 that after closing ICQ window it is minimized to tray? Now it is minimized to task bar. OS is Windows 7.
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Why does the wifi icon in my systray look like this?

On my brand new Windows 7 PC, the WiFi icon in my system tray looks funny. Here it is: On my last Windows 7 PC, black lines bordered all the white bars and looked very uniform and normal. This one ...
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Is there a way to group and hide tray/notification area icons in Ubuntu?

tray icons take a lot of space. is there a solution that is similar to windows 7, where the tray icons are grouped together and hidden? any other way to reduce the number of tray icons? one way i can ...
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Is there a system tray-based notepad/sticky note program? [closed]

I'd like to have a program with the following functionality: I could click on a tray icon and have a popup appear with some notes, and then I could click again and it'd go away. Is there such a ...
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Windows 7 Notification Area buttons — no borders

I recently installed Powerplan7 Assistant for my mac Anyway, I had to uninstall (doesn't support uninstall well) and now the icons in the notification area in bottom right corner have no borders. ...
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How can I hide teamviewer icon in taskbar?

I am unable hide the TeamViewer's icon in the notification area. I've tried "hide always" using the taskbar properties, but it doesn't seem to work. Is there a way to make it actually disappear?
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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 ...
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Is there an application that will move an active window to the system tray without minimizing it

I have an active application (lets say an instant messaging client) whose buddy list I have up (active) on one side of my screen at all times in Windows 7. I would like to remove that icon from the ...
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Systray stretching out for no reason

I just restored my Windows install back to a previous state with Macrium. For some odd reason it is now stretching out my systray up to halfway across my taskbar. Any ideas why? No it did not do this ...
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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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Windows 7 notification area settings are locked

I have an administrator account on this Windows 7 Enterprise x64 machine. Windows 7 notification area settings are locked. If I right click on the system tray (where the clock is) and click on ...
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Starting Kopete to system tray

Does anyone know how I can start Kopete minimized to the system tray? I'm using KDE 4.5.1 on Kubuntu 10.10.
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multiple system trays like virtual desktops?

there's software to give virtual desktops.. programs like virtual dimension, or virtuwin. but what about a program to give each desktop its own system tray?
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Make Windows “Show icon and notifications” by default, but let you hide some

In Windows 7 if you have the Always show all icons and notifications on the taskbar option disabled, the setting for individual applications defaults to Only show notifications. Is there a magical ...
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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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VLC only in Windows 7 system tray?

How can I set the VLC icon only in Windows 7 system tray and not duplicated also in the taskbar? To be clear (since some of the answers seem to misunderstand what is being asked), the question is not ...
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Know of a good replacement for systray.exe?

Necessary background: I'm using a crippled version of Windows XP in which explorer.exe will not run, so I've been using the Task Manager's New Task dialog to run programs, copy files, etc. I am unable ...
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Preserve the hiding and showing of inactive icons?

In Win XP, sometimes I make settings for which icons should be always shown, and which always hidden, in the taskbar. But sometimes something happens and I lose that. I'd like a program to set them ...
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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?
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How to remove the Outlook 2010 icon from tray?

How do I remove the Outlook 2010 icon from my Windows 7 system tray / notification area? Just for clarification: i really mean 'remove' and not 'hide'. I have the icon in the taskbar and I don't ...
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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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on Windows XP, how can I remove (NOT hide) a system tray icon without closing the process?

So I leave uTorrent running on the system tray when I go to work, but every time my brother gets on the pc he closes it. So by the time I get back I've lost 7-8 hours of download. Most infuriating. I ...
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Is there any way to restore icons from the system tray after Explorer.exe crashes? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Restart explorer.exe in Windows 7 while keeping all icons in the system tray? Is there any way to restore icons from the system tray after Explorer.exe crashes? I tried ...
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Feed notification icon in tray โ€” icon, not baloon or popup

I'm searching for a feed reader: Windows No new items โ†’ default icon New items โ†’ special icon Can access password-protected websites I don't want to be interrupted, I just want to see in a moment ...
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How do i minimize evolution or xchat to the notification center (the mail)

Apps like Pidgin or Empathy can be reduced to the notification center, evolution or xchat can't, it need to have an another icon in the systray that i don't want.
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Minimize outlook to tray

I am using MS 2003. I want my Outlook to be minimized to tray. I know the process that right click on outlook icon in tray. But I cannot see outlook icon in system tray. What can be wrong? Can ...
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How to bring more than 2 power options, in the System Tray Power Tool? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I display all power plans in Windows 7 notification area? While using the Laptop, I frequently change my power options, based on the applications that I am using, ...
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How can I disable or put a password on a process running in system tray?

OS: Win XP SP3 User Role: Admin I want to kind of lock a process (say bittorrent) which runs in system tray. I want that no one else who sits on my PC be able to EXIT/CLOSE that particular ...
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Odd crash problem

I have three problems: My computer sometimes crashes (its happened maybe 4 times in the 8 months I've had it), such that my optical mouse and keyboard appear to lose power (their lights shut off). I ...
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Show all tray icons in Windows permanently

Is there a way to show all tray icons in the Windows Task Bar of Windows XP, permanently? I don't like to go over tray icons and extend them each time I need to see a specific icon.
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Explorer is missing half tray icons in XP

lately and with no explanation half of the tray icons disappear every time I start up XP SP3. I use Process Explorer (procexp.exe) to look for the missing processes and they still there. When i kill ...
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Windows 7 - Minimize app to tray, restore from tray on hotkey

I'm looking for a utility for Windows that will, with a keyboard shortcut send an application to the system tray, and hitting the same keystroke (or even a different one) to restore it. This behavior ...
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Dismissing systray balloons with the keyboard?

This is probably a supplementary question to how to access the systray using the keyboard... I've read that, and done some googling (google fu lacking, or there really is no answer), but I can't find ...
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Remove “Show Desktop” button next to the clock in Windows 7

Windows 7 has a new "Show Desktop" button all the way at the edge of the system tray area. Is there any way to get rid of it? I never use it because I just press Win+D instead, and it's kind of ...