Questions tagged [notification-area]

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 display tray icon for Windows Defender in Windows Server 2019 (1809)?

I'm looking for a way to display a tray icon for running Windows Defender under Windows Server 2019 in a similar way that non-server version is showing it. What I checked: The Feature "Windows ...
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Remove, not hide, system tray icon of running apps

I'm not looking to "hide" the icons using the Window setting, which shows an ugly arrow, I want to completely remove these icons. The Nvidia control panel has an in-built toggle that allows users to ...
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System tray icons grouping

Is it possible to manage or group tray icons somehow ? Let's say I have multiple apps running in background: steam, docker, discord, google sync. They are doing its job while remaining in notification ...
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Customize SPECIFIC icon in Windows 10 notification area in registry

Ok so, i'm aware that in the registry you can easily "always show all icons in the notification area" or turn this feature off. What I'm looking for is a way to specifically hide or show an ...
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Show taskbar (system tray) icons on all displays

I am using multiple displays. While the taskbar is visible on all displays, the icons and the notification area (colloquially known as system tray or systray) are only shown on the main display. Is it ...
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How can I prevent an app (specifically zoom) from running in the background when I close it?

When I close a certain app (Zoom) it appears in my notification area and continues to run as a background process. I have to manually right click and exit the program (or open task manager and exit) ...
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Windows 10 System Tray - Collect Other Icons in a Box

How do we collect (not hide or remove) other icons from the system tray in box, instead of showing them all on the task bar? My PC has this problem where all the icons are displayed instead of tucked ...
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How to keep language bar / keyboard layout select always active?

Maybe this is a XY problem, let me start with the real issue: When I do some stuff on my Windows machine, I often tend to use the tray icons (click them). Sometimes they jump around. I want to stop ...
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How can I unhide the system tray while other windows are maximised?

Sometime in the last few weeks my Windows 10 taskbar stopped UN-hiding unless all windows are minimized. If i have any windows open over the desktop such as Firefox (or any other window): I now have ...
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How to minimize applications to system tray instead of taskbar?

I am trying to find a way to minimize an app into the system tray instead of it taking up space on the taskbar. Back in the day, there was PowerMenu app which added Minimize to Tray to menu items ...
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Is there any way to move VLC media player to system tray while a music/video is being played? [duplicate]

I was wondering if there's any way to move VLC media player to the system tray while a music/video is being played?
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Replace Windows Calendar with Google Calendar?

When I click the windows 10 clock, it shows a popup calendar. Is there a way to have my google calendar/agenda events in there? Or maybe an app that replaces the windows clock with this function? ...
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How can I show/hide programs using in tray wmctrl?

I'm trying to make my onboard hide/show with a keyboard shortcut (I know ironic, please don't ask why). However I couldn't find a way to do it in their manual, it only shows programs that are windowed ...
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Is there a way to put a status text into the Windows taskbar notification area?

I'd like to show a short status text in the Windows notification area, so not an icon, but a text of a few characters the content of which changes regularly and comes from a text file. Is there a ...
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Remove “Safely remove hardware and eject media” tray icon

First of all, this is not a duplicate of this question because that discussion took a detour. In there, the guy basically asked "how to get rid of the tray icon" and people answered "how to have the ...
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Blank (or invisible) System Tray (systray) icons when cold booting a Win7-10 Virtual Machine

I've noticed this problem happen consistently for several years. Problem: When cold booting a Windows virtual machine, some of the system tray icons are blank / invisible. Rebooting the VM fixes the ...
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Firefox only shows notifications in the Windows 10 notification centre for the first Firefox installation

In about:config, setting alerts.useSystemBackend to true lets Firefox display notifications in the Windows 10 notification centre; however, this only works for the first Firefox installation. If ...
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Remove context menu entries from network symbol

This appears, after I right-click the network icon. "Troubleshooting problems" and "Open Network and Sharing Center" (Context Menu) How can I remove them on Windows 7? and
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KDE. Notification window width

1) Some application send notification "Completed very long task #125" 2) Press triangle in systray 3) Open "Notifications" window I see just small part of my notification message. Like "Completed ...
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Slack: show taskbar badge unread-messages icon only for single workspace

In slack desktop, when you're signed in to several workspaces, how do you make the taskbar unread-messages notification icon (the blue circle) appear only for one given workspace?
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Windows 10 Notification Center doesn't open the link

I recently upgraded to Windows 10 and I discovered that there's a Notification Center. In short, I enabled Facebook push notification and I receive them properly with no problem, but when I open the ...
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3rd row of system tray not visible if I'm not looking at display tab of Settings application in Windows 10

Now this is extremely weird for me. I've three rows in my system tray. I'm on Windows 10 machine (Dual monitor) with below system information: OS Name : Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise Version 10.0....
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Make a .vbs running in background visible to be able to cancel it

I have a .vbs-Script that is running in the background endlessly. This script does not have any way for the user to interact with it; a regular user won't even notice something is running in the ...
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Speaker icon in Notification Area has a tooltip but isn't visible

After starting my computer, I noticed that the gap between network connection and language should be speaker icon: When I move the mouse over the space the hint shows that this is a speaker icon and ...
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How to enlarge icons in KF5 Plasma panel's System Tray?

I've upgraded from Kubuntu 14.04 to 18.04. I've set up most of the icons via System Settings Icons section to larger size and made Plasma panel thicker. But system tray icons, instead of becoming ...
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What does circled number means in right down corner of the system tray in Windows 10? [duplicate]

I have a number in system tray which is 7 in this picture: What is it? If it is a number of some messages, then how to see them? If I hover mouse it says but I found no way to see these ...
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How to get instant windows toast notifications?

I am talking about the new notification center: Sometimes I receive a toast notification for an email, I have read and answered hours ago. When opening the notification center, I see many emails, I ...
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How to dismiss OneDrive notification in Windows Defender Security Centre?

For a few days now the icon for Windows Defender in the bottom right of my taskbar shows a yellow warning sign ⚠️ (which usually popped up when any problems were detected). When clicking on it, it ...
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How do I hide default power plans from system tray notification area?

I have a couple of custom power schema's that I want to switch between. The system tray notification area should perfectly fit, since it has two places, however i cannot get both of my plans in the ...
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Windows won't hide my notification area icons, even though I set them to hide

In Windows 10, windows will always show all of my notification area icons. I've went into "Taskbar Settings => Select which icons appear on the taskbar", and turned off everything, but all the icons ...
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Notification tray count is wrong

The notification tray icon shows the wrong count: As a temporary workaround to the annoyance of this I thought I would disable the count. This menu option has no effect at all: Is this a known ...
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One System Tray (Notification Area) Icon disappears after logon

I have a specific icon that will show in the notification area for only about 5 seconds after logging onto the computer then it disappears. When I look in task manager I can see the application is ...
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App Won't Show Balloon Tip Notifications in Windows 10 [closed]

I am writing a VB.NET application in VS2017, to run on Windows 10. I want the main (and only) Form to minimize down to a System Tray icon. That part I have working fine. The next part, display a ...
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Customize Windows to show “toast” notifications in different spots or filter them

I'm wondering if there's a way to customize windows-10 notifications. I've looked around for modifying the toast location and found: Where is the Icon Tray (notification area) registry stored? Bonus ...
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Where is the Icon Tray (notification area) registry stored?

I'm in need to know where the position and order of the Icons from the System Tray are stored. (notification area) I'm talking about these ones: I've been trying to go through some reg files and my ...
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Is there an easy way to tell if my mic is really muted?

I have a Dell computer running Windows 10, which I often use for Skype and other teleconference collaboration. Sometimes, these are large calls and it's very important for participants to mute ...
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Why is it faster to restore applications from System Tray than from the Taskbar?

Some applications, don't actually exit when closing them. Instead, they keep on running the background. Applications known for this are Discord Telegram Desktop Steam When in this state, trying to ...
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How to show icon but hide notification in taskbar?

How to show icon but hide notification of a specific application in taskbar?
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How to read the entire “Unauthorized changes blocked” message?

From time to time, Windows Defender (via Controlled Access Folder) blocks apps from accessing my files and raises a notification on the Windows notification bar. The notification looks like the ...
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How can I get the full Windows 10 Notification messages (they are truncated)

Notifications in Windows 10 truncate reasonably important data. For instance, Defender is telling me a program is changing my folder, but it wont give the full message (path to exe): Now, this I can ...
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WiFi networks don't show up in windows 10, but I am connected

I am having a problem when I left-click on the WiFi icon in my system tray, the popup is blank, then it will close by itself, never showing anything. See picture. When I right-click on the WiFi icon,...
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Why is Windows reporting a battery charge with my desktop?

I have a desktop computer. Get-wmiobject win32_computersystem | select manufacturer,model Manufacturer : Hewlett-Packard Model : HP ProDesk 600 G1 SFF For a while it would ...
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Applications disappear from notification area over time

I've added Slack to the notification area of the taskbar by going to Settings and finding Select which icons appear on the taskbar section. I switched Slack on on and all was good. Eventually, after ...
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Windows Notification Area Icon Groups

Is there a way to create groups for icons in the notification area on Windows 10? I.e. create a single "group" icon you can click to open a small window that shows the icons of all the members of ...
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How can Skype show “Invisible” when there is no Internet connection?

How can this situation be possible: As I understand it, Skype's Invisible status means that I'm connected to Skype network (can see messages sent from other users, can see their status) but others ...
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How to list all processes that's run as freedesktop.org protocol system tray?

I'm trying to run wmsystemtray command but it outputs: wmsystemtray: Another application is already running as the freedesktop.org protocol system tray wmsystemtray: Could not initialize the ...
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How can I make Outlook close to the system tray? [duplicate]

When I close a window in Outlook, I want the program to minimize to the taskbar so I can continue receiving email notifications as I work. I know it's possible to have Outlook minimize to the system ...
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How to open this iBrightness portable app, or any portable app and replace it's resources?

I wanna ask how to crack open portable apps and replace their resource using tools like Resource Hacker. I've tried most of the most popular Resource replaces/modifier/hacker on Windows, I've get to ...
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Calibre fails to work with system tray in Linux Mint 18.1 Cinnamon

To start Calibre in the system tray, normally you can execute the command: calibre --start-in-tray When I do it, it always fails and opens in a normal window. Executing the above instruction in the ...
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Where could I find the dll/exe/process that handles the Bluetooth tray icon?

Where could I find the exe/process/dll that handles this colored tray icon of Bluetooth tray icon. I am very customized person, so I want to customize it, break it open and replace those resources ...

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