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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Windows 10 Start Menu (click & Win-Key), Search and Notification Area not working [with Solution] [closed]

I'm a new user to this forum and can not answer to a already existing thread. This is why I'm opening a new one. This Solution should work IF e.g. the Windows Key does not work with your user Account ...
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launching system tray application like normal app in the center of the screen

I have 49 inch monitor and system tray is not easy to reach. Is there a way I can launch system applications like Sound, Wireless, etc as direct application? Also, I would like to see the somewhere in ...
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How to see that I have pending notifications on Mac?

Scenario: I wasn't looking at the screen for 2 minutes and few notifications arrived. If I click on the date-time (located on the top right), I can see them. But, I don't know that I have any ...
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show/hide specific icon on windows notification area with command line

How to make a icon appear/hide on the notification area of taskbar (may be as known as system tray) with command line? Like what I can do with the following UI: I thought it could be somewhere under ...
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Windows's notification area doesn't allow to hide icons, when all are shown

I'm using the option to "Always show all icons in the notification are", because it is easier for me to see them on one line. But, when that option is selected I can't choose anymore which ...
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Windows 10 Taskbar icons are taking over the Taskbar, cannot hide them

I got a new work laptop recently, it is a HP Elitebook running windows 10 64 bit (version 20H2). The windows taskbar notifications icons can normally be configured from the settings app such as: I ...
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How to find out notifications that I closed, Windows 10 [duplicate]

strong text Many a time I close my notifications without properly looking at it, and after I close it I say, "Oh Shit! That was important" I can't see them again, so I wanna know How to ...
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Move Running Applications from Taskbar to System Tray

Hey there everybody so I have an apparently rare question. I wish to take running programs and hide their icon from my taskbar while keeping them open on one desktop. For example; say I have my steam ...
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How do I minimise spotify to the system tray?

I use alt+tab a lot and spotify keeps irritating me. I want it to sit quietly in the system tray and play the music. This is easy in VLC, all you have to do is click the VLC icon in the system tray ...
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Windows 10 notification area, input indicator makes the notification area “jumpy”

I type in English and Chinese, I use the Pinyin input method which is a Windows 10 built-in. When I'm typing this right now there are 2 icons in notification area indicating my current input method: ...
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First icon gets hidden in taskbar notification area

I'm experiencing a bizarre issue with the taskbar notification area in Windows 10 1909. I only just noticed this issue but I have no idea how long it's been happening since I didn't pay too much ...
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Dropbox icon unhides itself from taskbar notification area

Around 50% of the time when I reboot my computer, I think after an automatic application update, Dropbox quite pretentiously promotes itself to an "always visible" icon which means that it ...
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Showing all Network Adapters (connections) Icons in Windows 10 (and 7) System Tray (notification area, taskbar)

I need to have all the icons to monitor all the active connections at a glance in the notification area (system tray) (Windows 10, 7..). Currently, Windows shows only one icon, for only one of all the ...
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how to permanently show selected tray icons

i can't believe, that i didn't find an existing question or not even anywhere else something about this topic in the internet... so please forgive me if this is a duplicate. the problem is, that even ...
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Why does Windows 10 sometimes show that annoying, impossible-to-remove red “update pending” icon in the Notification area?

I get it. It want me to reboot/shut down so it can apply the pending update. I'm going to bed in a couple of hours and then it will get its chance. Why can't I make it go away until then? I keep ...
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How to stop tray notifications of past app crash every time I launch it?

Several days ago an app I was using crashed and I was offered the Win10 'send error report' dialogue box. I didn't want to so clicked the close button on the top right. Ever since then, every time I ...
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Linux mint system tray icon distortion

I am new to Linux Mint and recently installed Linux Cinnamon 19.3. I don't know at what time point a specific icon (lantern) in the system tray distorted. The system tray area shows one and a half ...
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Force icon to stay outside notification tray [duplicate]

Using the mouse, I can drag an icon placed in the notification tray and move it outside. Can I do that but from an automated script (so maybe using the Windows Registry), for an arbitrary program ...
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How to eliminate Focus Assist notification?

Focus Assist is my default. Always. I'm trying to reduce the notifications in the Action Center to the minimum possible. How can I remove this notification for good: To clarify, I want Focus Assist ...
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Windows 10 20H1 2004 sidebar (Notifications, Wifi networks, …) not showing up

I did a fresh install of Windows 10 To Go. In the oobe (is it still called by this name?) I skipped to connect to a Network. After enabling Bitlocker I wanted to connect to a Wifi, but If I click the ...
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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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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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