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

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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 ...
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Notification area Volume icon is stuck off

On Windows 7 x64, the system Volume icon in the notification area/tray on the taskbar is missing. It was working recently, but it does not show currently. I have two audio devices - some on-board ...
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Analogue clock for Windows 7 in the system tray

Does anyone know of an analogue clock that works in the system tray of Windows 7?
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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 ...
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How do I restore the tray clock in Windows 7?

I managed to remove the clock/date display from my system tray. How do I get it back? I think I removed it by right-clicking on it and then deselecting some options, but no amount of right-clicking ...
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Ubuntu 9.10, systray(system tray) icons are missing

I was moving some panels on the Desktop and I accidentally clicked "Remove from Panel" and now my Sound, Wireless Networks Config, Battery Indicator, Dropbox, icons are gone. I did some search in the ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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Is there a way to disable the tray icon for Microsoft Security Essentials?

It's running in the background, and seems to be working fine, but is there a way to disable its system tray icon so I don't have to see it down there unless it's detecting something going awry?
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Hide selected icons from the system tray permanently

Is there a software that will allow me to hide some of the icons on my system tray? And by hide I don't mean the default Windows hide functionality. I want some of the icons to be permanently disabled ...
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Icon flashes on and off on system tray

Every hour or so, some icon is added to my Windows XP (SP3) System Tray, for a second or less then disappears. Not only is this an irritating distraction, I would like to ensure it is not malware, but ...
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Load Thunderbird and have it minimize straight to system tray

I'm setting up Thunderbird and need the mail program to jump into the system tray right after opening. I tried a couple plugins that should have made it minimize but they don't see to work (maybe ...
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Why does clicking “customize” on the system tray do nothing on my computer?

I have windows 7 and you know that little up arrow by the clock. There is a link when clicked and it is called about "customize" I click on it and nothing happens. It use to appear with a list of all ...
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Minimize Lotus Notes 8.5 client to the system tray?

How can I minimize Lotus Notes 8.5 to the system tray just like Microsoft Outlook does? I've seen some advices that say I should install some utility that does it, is that the only way? no IBM ...
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Outlook 2007 (2003) Rule: “Mark As Read” “Move to a specific folder” Envelope displays in system tray after message is read

After creating a rule in Outlook 2007 (or 2003) (on Windows XP) which will change certain messages to "Mark as Read" and then "Move to a Specific Folder" and the rule is executed the notification icon ...
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Server 2008 system tray icons missing

Server 2008 64 Bit used as work station on laptop. Volume network icon missing just went from system tray. What steps required to redisplay them?
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Looking for *numeric* cpu monitor for (Vista 64) system tray

I'm looking for a system-tray based cpu monitor for Vista (and Vista 64) which displays as numeric. SpeedswitchXP doesn't work in Vista 64. Any ideas?
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Icons disappearing from notification area (systray) under WinXP

Quite often when I start up my WinXP SP3 (updated to the max), some icons in systray are missing. Task manager shows that the software to whom these icons belong is running. Restarting explorer ...
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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). ...
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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 ...
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How do I tell Microsoft Outlook to minimize to the System Tray?

When I click on minimize in Outlook, I would like i to minimize to the System Tray, not the Task bar. How do I do this?
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Is there a way to move taskbar items to the system tray?

In Windows XP, is there a utility that will let me move taskbar items to the system tray? I've seen "minimize to tray" type utilities but I'm talking about for maximized applications.
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Make envelope icon disappear in Outlook 2007

I have my mobile phone synced with my Exchange server. When an email comes and I'm on the road, I read it and it is marked as read. When I get back to my computer, the envelope icon displays in the ...