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

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How to access minimized program without re-enable the Windows 7 notification area?

I have disabled the notification area or system tray in Windows 7 using group police (gpedit.msc). Now all notification icons are gone. Now I want to access some application which Minimize to system ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Network, battery, and sound icons missing from notifications in vista

The irritating thing is that I know I answered this question once, and now I can't find my own answer -- The network, battery, and sound icons are missing from the notification area and the boxes to ...
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Alert when a wifi network is detected

Is there any way to play a sound and give a notification in Windows (7 or 8) to alert me when a wifi (wireless) network is detected ?Can I do it with the task scheduler? I can do that in Ubuntu using ...
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Minimize WMP12 to notification area in Win7 64-bit

I want to minimize Windows Media Player to the notification area in Windows 7 (64-bit) as is possible with alternate media players such as VLC. Is there an easy way to get this done? P.S.: I'm not ...
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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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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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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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“Safely Remove Hardware” icon keeps reverting to “Only show notifications”

I have the 'Safely Remove Hardware' tray icon set to 'Show icon and notifications' to save a mouse click when removing a USB device but every few weeks the setting reverts to 'Only show ...
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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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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 schedule starts early. ...
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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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Can't see the power options icon in the notification area

I've formatted my windows 8 64 bit laptop, and encountered the following issue: The power options icon won't show up. I tried adding it manually, but it shows the massage "This notification icon is ...
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Winternals Desktops and Outlook 2010 email notification

I am using Winternals/Sysinternals desktops.exe for multiple desktops. However, I just noticed that Outlook 2010 does not display the new mail notification on a desktop its not opened on. Can that ...
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Is there a way to close the stuck “Show hidden icons” without clicking an item in it?

I'm talking about this little window on the taskbar: It rarely gets stuck without closing (not directly reproducible) and it doesn't close unless I click on an option in it (e.g. "Customize...". ...
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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 systray icon hides each boot

My computer runs Windows 7 x64 Home Premium. I have MagicDisc installed and I want it always to show up in my system tray. I click the up array on the system tray and select "Customize..." to bring ...
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Windows-8 system icons: show all AND disable some of them

I can't figure this out. In the Windows 8.1 system tray, I want to be able to permanently hide certain icons AND have all remaining icons show at all times. It seems to me that you can only have ...
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Is it possible to prevent the Microsoft Sync Centre from reporting errors in the Taskbar? (Windows 7)

Our Windows 7 desktops have their desktops redirected to our (SBS 2003) server. This works well, and we use the Microsoft Sync Centre to ensure that users' files are available even if there is a ...
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Can I automatically hide a program in the taskbar on startup?

I have a Windows application that I need to run on startup and keep running continually. It spawns a window, and I don't need that window open all the time. Rather than just minimize it, I wanted to ...
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passive (non-intrusive) progress bar notification

How can I get passive (non-intrusive) progress bar? A combination of kdialog --passivepopup and kdialog --progressbar. For example, when copying files with dolphin such a progress bar will be used. I ...