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

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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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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 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 ...
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How do I disable notification balloons completely in XP?

I am running VM Window XP and notification balloon in the task bar accumulates so much so I want to get rid of it. I tried setting it "Hide inactive icons" but still getting notification balloon. I ...
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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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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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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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Network icon in Windows 7 Notifications area has disappeared

My network icon has disappeared. I've tried going to Notifications area > Customize > Turn system icons off or on and I can see the Network icon but it won't let me turn it on. Everything else still ...
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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 you change what time is “early” in iOS 8?

In the Notification Center of iOS 8 (and 7), you can see summaries for today and for tomorrow as well as today's schedule. In the tomorrow section iOS sometimes states that my day starts early. Is ...
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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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Task bar notification area icons dissapeared after update

After the last windows 8.1 update my task bar seems to no longer keeps the icons in the notification area >>> it keeps hiding them after every reboot Note: The setting in task bar properties is ...
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How do I start Opera 12.17 browser with only tray icon?

I'd like to run opera at Windows startup. I have enabled the option to show the icon in the notification area. Now I'm looking for a way to avoid windows at startup, so that I can receive emails, ...
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System tray button stuck

Basically, sometimes when i right click an icon in the system tray and select any button, the button will stay there, a little bit transparent. It happened to various applications so i do not think it ...
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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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Gnu Emacs : how to minimize it to system tray?

i've been searching around for a way to minimize to tray or hide Emacs app, i don't really want to close it every time i finish using it nor i want to have it's icon showing on taskbar and "alt-tab" ...
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How can I stop Windows 8.1 system tray icons from launching metro (Modern UI) apps?

I've installed Start Menu 8 and since Windows 8.1 boots to desktop, I'm able to avoid most of the Modern UI/Metro tablety stuff. Unfortunately, there's one area where I'm thrown into PC Settings ...
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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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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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Make Notification Area icons stay in Windows 7 taskbar

I am wondering how it is possible to make the Notification Area icons stay in the Windows 7 taskbar even when you click on the arrow next to them like they did in Windows Vista and XP.
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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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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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Network icon not showing up on the system tray

I'm not sure why but my network icon is not letting me connect to the internet because is doesn't exist. I tried to enable it but it is blacked out and is not changeable. This is on windows 7 ...
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Notification area Windows 7: The missing option?

The settings for the notification area in Windows 7 have three options: Show icon and notifications Hide icon and notifications Only show notifications Well here is my problem. I have a ...
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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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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 2010 New Email notification doesn't trigger

Despite using these settings as below: I never, ever receive any kind of notification (sound/visual/mouse/envelope) when mail arrives in the Inbox. What I've found online only directs me to the ...
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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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Cannot enable Notification Area in Windows 7

In 64-bit Windows 7, I cannot enable the notification area in the taskbar at all. Every time I try to customize the notification and system icon settings, it says "Some settings are managed by your ...
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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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How can I show the System Tray across multiple monitors in Windows 8.1 [duplicate]

In Windows 8.1, the taskbar is shared between all 3 of my monitors but the System Tray only shows up on my monitor that is noted as my "Main Display" in Screen Resolution settings. Is there a way I ...
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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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How can I hide a specific app in the Notification area?

I want to only hide Privoxy (it's a web proxy) present in the Notification area. Is it possible using REG file or through the Local Group Policy Editor?
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Cannot close notifications in Windows 8

Seems like a bug, but it is very annoying. Windows 8 keeps showing notifications which I cannot close. I tried to click on x and _ but no reaction. Here is a screenshot showing such an unclosable ...
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How Can I Get the Tomboy System Tray Icon Back?

I'm running Linux Mint 17 with MATE, and while I have Tomboy (and can open it with no problem), it no longer adds a icon to the system tray when it's open. I also can't find an applet for it when I do ...
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Windows 8.1 WLAN icon at taskbar not responding occasionally

I am using Windows 8.1. A strange problem i am facing from long ago since Windows 7. I have Intel Wireless N-1000 WLAN Adapter in laptop. Its working great and satisfactory for using WiFI networks. ...
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Hidden Windows 8 taskbar button?

Whenever I double click this portion (between icon and expand arrow) of the Windows 8 taskbar, the network bar slides. Why is it so? Some kind of hidden function?
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Change program icon in Win7 notification area

I want to totally change my win7 DE to black and white. I've managed to replace icons in pinned icons, and standart win7 notifications are great, but for custom programs the icons are colored . I ...
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is there a way to run exe file automatically in the tray [duplicate]

I do not like that some of my apps which are running in background constantly are wasting space in my taskbar. I would like to move them to a tray. Is there a way to run the exe file in the tray? I ...
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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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List all conversations in Pidgin for one day

I got a lot of messages yesterday while I was working on something else so I couldn't read them. Then unfortunately my Ubuntu-machine restarted before I could see who was writing there. I guess The ...
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Remove Sync Center icon

I accidentally marked a shared folder as "Available Offline" in Windows Explorer on Windows 8.1 computer. This seems to have "woken up" the Sync Center and caused the Sync Center icon to be displayed ...
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Enable PPTP notification-area icon in Windows 8?

Is there a way to enable icon in taskbar tray of Windows 8 displaying whether PPTP is currently connected or not? It occassionally happens that PPTP connection drops and icon showing connection ...
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Disable windows toast notifications for programs such as Lync

Is there any way to disable windows 7 toast notifications? The toast notification which comes when there is any incoming message on Lync or any Information for other software such as McAfee and the ...
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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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Show power icon in tray on desktop PC [duplicate]

I have many power plans in my desktop PC - one is optimized for downloading (PC doesn't sleep but turns the display off), one for reading, one for games and so on. But the problem is that I have no ...