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

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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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System tray app for controlling services? [closed]

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 ...
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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?

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 — icon, not baloon or popup

I'm searching for a feed reader: Windows No new items → default icon New items → 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 ...
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How to put a program in system tray?

Is there a program for hiding programs from taskbar to system tray? I was hoping that Windows 7 will be able to do it itself but I can't find it.
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Hard Drive Light Emulator

I've just got a new Dell Inspiron, and I'm a little disconcerted without the reassurance of a flashing hard drive light, especially with long installs. Is there something that can reveal HDD activity ...
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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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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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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 ...
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how to remove an entry from system tray?

I've searched for an answer to this one and I haven't found one yet. How do i remove a single item from Windows' System tray? I'm targeting Windows XP. Edit: This is not about preventing items from ...
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Getting rid of the icon in the Windows 7 system tray that shows you the hidden system tray programs

How do you get rid of the icon in the Windows 7 system tray that shows you the hidden system tray programs? When you click on this icon you see the system tray programs that you've selected to ...
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Does there exist software to hide/remove tray icons?

Currently in my tray I have: - wireless network connection ... with a troubled signal - local area connection (disconnected) - safely remove hardware - Nokia PC suite - that little grey speaker - on ...
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Remove the Microsoft Security Essentials icon

I've been using Microsoft Security Essentials on Windows 7 for sometime now and so far I don't have a bad word to say about it. I would like to permanently remove the MSE icon from the task bar and ...
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How to access the system tray using the keyboard?

Is there a way I can access the system tray items using the keyboard in Windows XP?
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Windows 7 power schemes selection in system tray - number of options

When I click the battery symbol in Winodws 7 tray, it offers only the last to used power schemes. To use a different one, you have to clik again to open some window, where you can select from more... ...
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Apps sometimes don't show on system tray

I have a problem that sometimes some apps don't show on system tray but sometimes they do show. They don't appear on system tray but they are running if seen from task bar. What is wrong? Looking ...
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Maxi/minimizing active applications in system tray

This is a little hard to explain, so I'll try with an example. I have a lot of always active applications that have the feature which enables them to be minimized to system tray. Double click / or ...