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

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Outlook 2010 minimize to system tray at startup

I am trying to find out how to start Outlook 2010 minimized to the system tray. There was a .VBS script that someone provided on a different question regarding the same subject. The problem with said ...
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Windows: Completely remove Action Center icon

Personally, the Action Center in Windows (that annoying white flag in the notification area, always telling you to repent and change the way you administrate your system) is one of the things I ever ...
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Windows 10 network/ethernet icon in system tray … gone

I am running Windows 10 Pro on a laptop that I have in a docking station. I have a WiFi radio in the laptop that I usually have turned off because I have a CAT5 ethernet connection to the docking ...
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Minimize app WhatsApp in system tray / notification area

I am looking for a way to minimize WhatsApp (the official Windows app) in the system tray. I am using Windows 10.
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Only show Action Center icon in systray when there's new notifications

Is there any way to hide the Windows 10 Action center systray icon when there's no new notifications?
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Tray Icon in Remote Apps

Is it possible to use Tray Icons in Windows Remote App on Windows Server 2012 R2? When starting an application which has a Tray Icon, it's currently not shown. Thanks a lot!
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Old pop-up notifications in Windows 10

Windows 10 pop-up notifications are terrible and slow. Is there a way to replace them with old Windows 7/8 notifications? I'm pretty sure it's possible since I did pretty much the same thing for sound ...
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Missing gconf/gconf-client.h

I'm trying to install an Evolution plugin using these instructions: How do I minimize Evolution to the system tray in Ubuntu? In the sudo make stage, I get the following output: make all-recursive ...
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nm-applet doesn't use appindicator

I've been trying enlightenment as DE in Debian Jessie. Unfortunately, they dropped the xembed support in E20, so only libappindicator-aware applications show up on the systray. Theoretically, nm-...
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How to hide (but keep enabled) Action Center icon from the taskbar

I am using Windows 10, and normally in recent Windows versions, I can hide system icons as well as app icons in the notification area (previously known as system tray). A little triangle button ...
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Notification Icons on second monitor shows blank context menu

If I move my taskbar to my second monitor and right click any of the windows notification area icons (e.g sound and network connectivity) the context menu shows up blank, pictures below: Anyone ...
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Windows 10 Apps, right-clicking on Taskbar icons, Start Menu/Search Bar and clicking Windows System Tray icons all fail

So in the middle of the day (worked fine in the morning), I come to find out that all the crap listed in my Title starts to happen. Internet Explorer 11 also doesn't fully function: some sites fail to ...
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ICQ 10 doesn´t start in tray

I would like to know if it is possible to start ICQ 10 at Windows 10 minimized to tray. I tried to look for documentation or commands, but with no success. Thank you for your ideas.
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Is there a way to block system tray icons in windows 7?

What i really want to do here is make some icons disappear (or block them from appearing at all) while the app will still be running in the background. Some of these include nvidia and optimus icons, ...
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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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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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Make specific 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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Show hidden icons button out of place

I recently got a Yoga 2 Pro (3200x1800) resolution and it's mostly been great except for one aggravating but minor issue: the "show hidden icons" button on the taskbar isn't vertically centered and ...
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Getting taskbar with clock (notification area) on second monitor with Windows 10

My Windows 10 updated itself this morning and now the notification area (the rightmost part of the taskbar with clock) will only appear on the laptop monitor. The past several weeks it was happily ...
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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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How to have Safe Remove icon in the system tray in Windows 10?

In my installation there is no Safe Remove icon in the system tray. It is not hidden, simply there is no such icon. (I checked in "Notifications & actions" and there is no such icon in the list, ...
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left Mouse buttons don't work - System Tray

I have a weird problem (running Windows 10). My left mouse button doesn't work on icons in the system tray and my right mouse button doesn't work in the toolbar. So for instance if I left click on ...
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Tray icon area is missing/invisible, icons locked on Windows 10

Since today I got the problem that my whole tray icon area is empty/missing/invisible. The only thing I see is the notification area icon and my locale settings: Interestingly, the icons are ...
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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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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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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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How can I make Windows' system tray two rows instead of one?

My taskbar has two rows. First is the Quick Launch, second is for applications. But my system trays is showing the icons only in one row, which is taking too much space. Is there any possibility to ...
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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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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 disable “USB Device not recognized” notifications?

The notification says something like: "USB Device not recognized: One of the devices attached to this computer has malfunctioned and Windows does not recognize it." and it's very annoying. It ...
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Windows 10 notification turns white but there is no notification

My windows 10 notification icon on the bottom right of my screen keeps turning white so I click on it to see the notification and there's nothing, no notification. It immediately turns black after I ...
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How to show battery percentage on battery icon in task bar without hovering or clicking?

I want to show battery percentage on battery icon in the task bar. Currently it appears this way. I cannot see charge left percentage unless I click or hover over the icon. What I have in ...
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How to show the week number on the Windows system tray calendar?

I am using Windows 7, and sometimes I would like to check the current week number from the calendar. However, by default, the Windows system tray calendar does not show the week numbers. Is it ...
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How can I control news notifications in Windows 10?

I like the news notification feature in Windows 10. I edited my interests in the news app however the notifications that I receive seem to be very general and not tailored to my interests at all. ...
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How to run thunderbird in system tray?

A similar question has been asked in ask ubuntu but I'm working on windows 7x64 so because of using the 64 bit architecture, it seems that I can't use this solution. Any other way? I have set my ...
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How to use a keyboard shortcut to raise application from system tray

I am trying to create a keyboard shortcut to raise an application that is running in the system tray (keepassx). I have tried xdotool but it does not work. xdotool finds the windows that match the ...
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How can I make a certain program always minimize to tray?

I would like to be able to set a certain program to always minimize to the system tray when I click the minimize button in the title bar. I've found programs that would accomplish this using extra ...
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What is the purpose of the airplane icon in my system tray?

My Windows 7 system tray has an airplane icon that I am not familiar with. When I hover over it, the tooltip says "Mode: High Performance": If I right-click on it, the menu says: Does anyone ...
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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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Resize Windows 10 notification area

For a long time, the windows notification area (aka, system tray) would stack icons 3 high, thus conserving real estate on the task bar. (Below in an example in XP). I just upgraded from Windows 7 ...
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Showing network traffic status in system tray?

I can't find a way to show network traffic status (especially download) in Ubuntu gnome system tray. How can I achieve this? Thanks.
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Task bar icon not showing, not in “Control Panel > Notification Area Icons” either

We use a program which runs in the notification area, its icon sitting there for as long as it runs, a bit like Dropbox does: PROBLEM: On thousands on computer it shows fine, but on two particular ...
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How to permanently hide a hidden system tray icon in Windows 7 or Windows 8 or Windows 10

I have an application and it has a system tray icon. I don't want to display it. I hid the notification icon from settings, but it is visible with other inactive icons like the image below; But I ...
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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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show app notifications won't slide to enable

I can't enable show app notification. Whenever I press to enable, it will always automatically slide back to the left (disable). My app notification icon has that line below it. Even if I ...
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Make old icon disappear from system tray automatically after SpeedFan restarts

@echo off taskkill /F /T /IM speedfan.exe start "" "C:\Program Files (x86)\SpeedFan\speedfan.exe" cls exit I use the above commands in a .bat file to restart SpeedFan automatically each time after ...
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Windows 7 - Identify systray icon process/executable and remove it

I know, I am aware. After a very heavy duty day I erroneously clicked on the wrong link and executed a fake installation on my windows 7 machine: CTA Download The installer eventually ...
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Completely hide overflowed (hidden) items in taskbar

I have windows 10, and I'm trying to completely hide the things in the "overflowed" (hidden) notification icons. Here's an image of the startup programs: How can I remove all the items in the "...
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How to operate machine cluster using shell or other commands

Maybe my problem is not that specific, the following are details I have 20 machines, the OS of them is Linux, and I want to implement Parallel Computing using a Python's packages, if you don not know ...
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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 ...