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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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1answer
19 views

How do I return an application from the notification area to the taskbar

One of our users has the problem that whenever she minimizes a specific application, it gets minimized to the notification area instead of to the taskbar. The application does not appear in the ...
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1answer
29 views

Win7 Built-in Text Editor with File Change Notify

Is there any built-in software that will allow me to view a text file but will also notify me if the text file I am editing/viewing is changed by another process? There are third-party solutions for ...
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2answers
112 views

How do I disable popups in PhraseExpress?

Every time I launch a program with admin privileges, PhraseExpress shows a notification like this: This can be very annoying. Since I don't want to run PhraseExpress with admin rights, is there a ...
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1answer
331 views

Disconnect specific USB port in Windows 7

I would like to disable the USB port located at Port_#0001.Hub_#0004 on my laptop running Windows 7. I believe a USB port became faulty when I spilled a cup of juice on my computer, but I'm not sure ...
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1answer
2k views

How to disable “no speakers or headphones are plugged” in tray notification?

I recently got a new machine at work and it has Windows 7 on it. The problem is the little red dot with a cross saying that "no speakers or headphones are plugged". I know it's so, as I didn't plug ...
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1answer
606 views

How do I disable avast notifications?

I use Avast 8 on Windows 7. It displays popup alerts all the time. I have disabled the annoying update notification voice alerts, but I'm unable to locate where I can disable the notification popups ...
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1answer
165 views

Can I set a hibernation/sleep warning on my laptop

Is it possible to set a hibernation/sleep warning on a laptop like a count down or something? I sometimes bring my laptop to work and access files off it through my work computer. It is sitting at the ...
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2k views

Windows 7 firewall - how to block outgoing connections except login to user domain?

I tried a great tool Windows Firewall Notifier for helping managing all outgoing connections in Windows 7 firewall. More here: ...
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1answer
228 views

How to get rid of message “Windows could not check for updates automatically”?

I have a managed Windows 7 PC, on which I don't have control over the download and installation of Windows updates. In my Action Center notification icon in the taskbar I keep having the message ...
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1answer
86 views

Notification “Backup your files” not aware that other backup program was used

I backed up a computer using Acronis True Image but Windows keeps popping up "Backup your files" and if I click the balloon the built in Windows Backup tool starts backing up. How can I disable this ...
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0answers
85 views

Wireless Router Connection Notifications

For Windows 7, is there, ideally, a small program for the task bar that shows a list of all devices/MAC Addresses that are connected to the wireless router, and perhaps also notifies when a new ...
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2answers
4k views

Is there any common Mail Notifier available for Chrome?

I have a mail account provided by my company which is on a private domain. There is no options for mail notification in that domain. Others asked to use Microsoft Outlook for notification features and ...
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0answers
116 views

Why are my Windows 7 System Alerts not coming to the front?

Ever since I installed Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64 on my Dell XPS M1730, system alerts (for example, the alert you get when installing software that wants to make modifications to your computer) will flash ...
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191 views

Windows 7 Toolbar does not move with Taskbar

So I have a quick launch toolbar on the right side of taskbar at the bottom of my screen in Windows 7 (it is a Recycle Bin shortcut). However when new programs add an icon in the notification area on ...
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1answer
612 views

Can I change the size and/or location of the notification balloon? [closed]

I have another developer team that is considering the move to windows 7. They want to keep the notification balloon popping up in the center of the screen. How can we change the size or location of ...
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1answer
585 views

Skype doesn't show notifications

Suddenly, my Skype (ver: 5.0.0.105) doesn't show notifications when other someone starts a chat with me although I've set configuration to do that. This make me lose some important conversations. I've ...
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1answer
337 views

Easy quick notifications on Windows 7 with UAC

On Windows XP I was used to create simple notifications for myself using combination of at and msg commands. The whole thing was very easy hit Ctrl+R type eg. at 21:00 msg * Do something hit ...
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0answers
468 views

Outlook desktop alerts don't work while in a full screen RDP window

I have a user running Windows 7 64-bit who's started to use Remote Desktop a lot to remote into our servers. The user is quite important, but he isn't getting his desktop notifications while remoted ...
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316 views

Volume on-screen notification lost

When I use the capacitive touch buttons to change/mute/unmute the volume on my HP 6515b, the on-screen notification showing the current volume in a progressbar doesn't display anymore. I have tried ...
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1answer
663 views

skype notifications not working

My notifications in skype are not working when someone sends me a message. They do work for the first message, so it is not a general problem with the notifications. How can I fix this? All options ...
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1answer
654 views

Cannot re-enable sound notifications for Skype on Windows 7 SP1

I've tried to reset everything related to sounds/notifications to default configuration. My Skype on Windows 7 seems to be muted since the last time I set it to be so - i.e. when it keeps popping up ...
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1answer
664 views

Windows 7 does not refresh dvd/cd player contents

First of all, let me start by saying that I don't think that this is an auto-play problem. When I put a music CD into my cd/dvd drive, nothing happens. If I have an explorer windows open it does not ...
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3answers
5k views

Is there any way to disable “Windows has detected your computer's performance is slow” notification/action in Windows 7 when using VNC?

Whenever I access my Windows 7 (Professional, 64-bit) desktop through a VNC client (TightVNC on laptop or VNC Viewer on iPhone), Windows pops up the "Windows has detected your computer's performance ...
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2answers
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Balloon notifications make XBMC minimize from full-screen

For the last few weeks, I've been happily using XBMC 10 to watch TV shows, movies and play music. The last few days however, while playing video in "true fullscreen", it happened several times that ...
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2answers
467 views

RSS reader with windows notifications

I am looking for an RSS reader that I can run minimized in my notifications task bar and that will post a notification whenever there is an update to one of the feeds.
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1answer
12k views

Low battery notification doesn't show up in windows 7

On my Lenovo Y410 model laptop I've installed Windows7. Earlier I used to have Windows XP. In XP I used to get low batter notification when my battery reaches 10% life. In Windows 7 I've even set the ...
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427 views

Unreliable notification of Skype chat messages

I use Skype to chat with a relative and sometimes I get proper notification (highlighted icon + sound) when she writes me something, but other times there is no notification at all, no sound, no popup ...
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1answer
977 views

Gmail Chrome shortcut + unread message count in Windows 7 taskbar?

Is there a way to display the unread messages count in the Windows 7 taskbar icon that I pinned there after creating a Chrome desktop shortcut for Gmail? Sort of like favicon notifiers but it should ...
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5answers
39k views

On windows 7 my volume icon is missing from the system tray

So unexpectedly my volume control is missing from the system tray on Windows 7. I goto the start menu and type volume and choose "Show or hide volume (speaker) icon on the taskbar" and it's disabled ...
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2answers
143 views

RSS Announcer/Application

I'm looking for a RSS (feed) reader that runs in the background and tells me in a pretty, non-intrusive way, a good popup perhaps, each time something new comes out in those feeds. Notes: Windows 7 ...
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2answers
1k views

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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3answers
875 views

Is there a way to turn off the sound that plays when my computer reconnects to the wireless network?

I know this seems silly. Obviously I could mute my computer, or turn the speakers off. But it seems like surely there should be a way that I can keep all of my normal computer sounds without having to ...
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1answer
2k views

Caps Lock pop up (Num Lock, Scroll Lock as well) on Windows 7 doesnt show any more?

My pop up for when pressing Caps Lock on a Windows 7 x64 suddenly disapperead when starting the comp this morning? Cant see any logical reasons, since I didn't tweak anything with the keyboard. ...
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2answers
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Windows 7 Notification Icons Problems

I'm experiencing a problem in Windows 7 x64 where there are a large number of blank spaces in my "notifications icons" popup. These same gaps appear if I change the setting to show all icons. If I ...
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2answers
961 views

Windows Notifications, “Set up a back up” keeps poping up

I have Windows 7 and keep getting this Windows Notification, "Set up a back up". This message keeps popping up, even though I have it checked off to never show these messages. This is quite ...
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2answers
2k views

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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3answers
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Windows 7 - network activity lights

I'm looking for a network activity notification indicator for Windows-7 (Windows XP had, remember?). I saw this SU question and, although it provides a 3rd party solution, it does not provide a ...
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3answers
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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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3answers
132 views

How do I tell what program is raising a notification in Windows 7?

For the past week or so on my work computer, some program has been trying to raise a balloon tip notification and failing. I see the notification for a split-second before it disappears but it ...
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6answers
8k views

Is it possible to disable the “scan and fix” message when inserting an SD Card?

Every time I insert the SD card from my camera into the card reader, I get this dialog: Of course there is no need to scan it. Is there a way to disable it?
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759 views

Hide Battery/AC icon in Windows 7 taskbar if laptop is plugged in

In Windows XP, it used to be rather easy to configure the battery icon's behavior. If the laptop was plugged in the AC outlet, the icon would be hidden. When the laptop was on battery power, the icon ...