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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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outlook 2013 issue with notifications of new incoming email messages

I have a newly installed Windows 7 (Home Premium, 64-bit) and installed Office 2013 Professional Plus on it. Everything seems to be working fine, except for the fact that for some reason, I don't get ...
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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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Can I disable the “Disable apps to help improve performance” notification?

I've been running the released version of Windows 10 (x64) for a week now. Every other day or so, I get the following Security and Maintenance notification regarding "disable apps to help improve ...
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How to make custom Quick Action in Windows 10

Windows 10 has introduced "Quick Actions" (cf. screenshot). Is there a way to make a custom quick action? Either programmatically or through an other way, it doesn't matter. Ideally I'd like to make ...
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Hide BitLocker “Unlock Drive” Notifications in Windows 10?

In Windows 10, when you mount an BitLocker encrypted drive (vhd in my case), Windows issues a notification prompting you to unlock the drive. Is there a way to turn off this particular notification? ...
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How to display caps lock status in Cinnamon's system tray?

In the system settings menu (under Applets) I have found BetterLock, but it doesn't work. Can this be fixed or is there another way to display caps lock status in the system tray?
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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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No option to hide systray icons [duplicate]

My work computer came with systray that is always expanded and there is no way to hide some icons. The icons now have gotten many. How can I hide some and have the option to expand the systray like ...
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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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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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My System Tray Stopped Giving Me The Option To Minimize Visible Notifications

I am using Windows 7 Professional. My system tray is taking up almost the whole task bar! The arrow that allows you to hide the running programs into the system tray is just gone. I have found how ...
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Turn off suggestions to upgrade to Windows 10 [duplicate]

How do I get my Windows 7 system tray to stop showing the Windows 10 upgrade symbol after every restart? Here's what it looks like: At every restart, I have to manually go in and set it to "Hide." ...
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Collapse system tray icons more efficiently on vertical Windows 7/8 taskbar

I use a vertical taskbar, but I've noticed that it makes no real attempt to collapse itself down to the absolute minimum. When a new icon crops up, it allows it to flow around the hidden-icon popup ...
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Xfce4 + AwesomeWM. Part of notification area in xfce panel is yanked by AwesomeWM notification area

I'm using Xfce4 with AwesomeWM (tiling window manager) - xfce takes care of updating, lets me quickly configure new monitor setups (dual head) and so on, while awesome is being awesome at managing ...
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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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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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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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Upgrade to Windows 10 will not appear in Tray [duplicate]

I'm currently using (genuine) Windows 7 and it is fully updated. I have checked that the kb3035583 update has been installed on my computer. I have attempted using the method of running the ...
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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 ...
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How to remove “Download Windows 10” icon on Windows 7 System Tray (“official adware”)? [duplicate]

Microsoft has slipped adware prompting users to upgrade to Windows 10 into Windows Update, which for some was marked as important. That counts as shady business in my book, more so because as far as I ...
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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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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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Windows 7 system tray icon tooltips don't show

The icons on the system tray usually display a text message when you hover the mouse over them. But that has stopped working in my system some days ago. Is there any Windows setting related to this or ...
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How to fix corrupted Windows notification area

The notification area on my computer is not working properly. Sound Service, Windows Network, and Windows Security Center all open their respective Troubleshooters, which fail to find any problems. ...
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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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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 ...