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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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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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Gmail: How to get more than just the first email notification with new Windows 10 desktop notifications?

I feel this might just be a bug in the new Windows 10 desktop notifications for Gmail in Chrome, but in case there's a fix someone else knows about I thought I'd post here first. Previously I used ...
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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 gone 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 determine the target of the hidden icons in the notification area on Windows 10?

This is what I'm talking about: When you double-click each of these hidden icons, it opens the app as if you launched it by its desktop icon or taskbar pinned icon. You can also determine and ...
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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 pesky colored tray icon of Bluetooth tray icon. I am very customized person, so I want to customize it, break it open and replace those ...
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Where's the exe that handles the Bluetooth tray icon?

Where could I find the exe/process/dll that handles this pesky colored tray icon of Bluetooth tray icon. I am very customized person, so I want to customize it, break it open and replace those ...
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How can I hide/remove the button at bottom right that shows the desktop in Windows 10? [duplicate]

How can I hide/remove the button at bottom right that shows the desktop in Windows 10? I am referring to this (orange rectangle):
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Windows 10 notifications limited to 4 lines

On Windows 10, the length of the text in the notification bubbles seems to be limited to 4 lines, which was not the case in previous Windows versions. This is an issue if you need to use older ...
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Windows Defender Security Center

after the creator update I have an annoying problem regarding the windows defender security center and the relative notification. I have some files that defender marks as trojan / virus, they are ...
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Disable a specific windows' notification - windows 10

My default keyboard is in italian. Today I've set up greek's keyboard (downloaded by control panel of windows 10). The problem is the following notification: Translation: greek, optical character ...
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Windows 10 notifcation icon showing for .5 seconds [duplicate]

I continously have a sound for something going on, and then going off again half a second later in Windows 10. Looking at the notification icons, I see an icon popping in and out every 5-10 seconds. ...
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Notification and Action center is gone

It took me ages to find this setting. But as you can see in the picture, I don't have the Notification (Action) center icon on my Taskbar. And in a Settings app it appears grayed, though ON. I still ...
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Prevent user to stop/disable tray agent

I have a backup client installed in all our organization's machines and I need to be running it in background at every moment and the thing is, some users keep stoping it. Almost all machines run ...
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How to turn off the Windows Defender notification-icon in Windows OS Build 10.0.15063?

Tried the group policy, tried the direct registry setting, tried the notification-settings - nothing works anymore. Does anyone know the magic trick to turn off the Windows Defender notification-icon? ...
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Remove “Main executable module” Icons in System Tray on Windows 10 Professional x64

I have these two icons showing up in my system tray. I have Win10 Pro x64. Why are they there? How can I get rid of them, aside from simply not showing them?
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System tray icons too big

I recently changed my computer, I have now a laptop "Dell Inspiron 13 5378 2-in-1", and in this computer, with Windows 10, the icons in system tray are too big, more especifically, they have more ...
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How to limit the amount of Windows updates

I'm working with a Windows-10 environment, and I have the habit to install updates directly after I get the notification. However, this is getting really annoying: I just had the situation where I ...
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Show the Google Chrome tray icon after accidentally hiding it

I have right clicked the Chrome tray icon and accidentally clicked 'Hide from tray' instead of 'Quit'. I tried looking into 'Task bar' -> 'Notification area - select which icons appear on task bar', ...
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If there is no WinDefender icon in the systray, do I have realtime virus protection?

When I run Windows Defender from the start menu, the window that appears says "Real time protection: On". And a WinDefender icon appears in the systray. But this icon was not there before I ran ...
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Windows 10 x64 up to date (1/2/17) Dual Screen Taskbar issue

I have a Dual Screen setup two 4k screens running at 1440p @60hz ... I use my primary for gaming mostly so I have a lot of stuff on my secondary.. so moved the taskbar to my secondary and got the ...
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How can the icon code be removed from the PowerShell script, which brings up a message, so that it can work without the icon, which is dispensable?

[reflection.assembly]::loadwithpartialname("System.Windows.Forms") [reflection.assembly]::loadwithpartialname("System.Drawing") $notify = new-object system.windows.forms.notifyicon $notify.icon = [...
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How do I open a program from the system tray via .bat

I'm trying to retrieve an already running program from the system tray. Using the cursor, it would open when double-clicked. I would like to use a .bat file.
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How do I get Skype to stop re-marking old, seen voicemails/calls as unread?

Skype has a tendency to mark certain calls, missed calls, and voicemails as unread, after I've already seen them. Usually this is after restarting; it will go back and mark one or two of the most ...
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How can I trigger an icon in the notification area from cmd / powershell / .bat?

I have a Windows 10 OS where the notification area (bottom left corner) is inaccessible to the user. There are some programs running there that I would like to be able to launch without being able to ...
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Disable Microsoft Edge Pop-up Notifications in Taskbar and System Tray

I recently started seeing popup notifications from Microsoft Edge when I try to open another browser like Firefox or Chrome: Is there any way to disable these popups without uninstalling Microsoft ...
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Windows 10 start menu, notification bar and native apps not working

I am running Windows 10 Home edition and I installed update KB 3199986. After installing the update the start menu and the notification bar stopped working. Also I was unable to open any Windows 10 ...