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

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Turn on Windows Firewall false notification on boot

For months now, everytime i boot my laptop, i get a false notification to turn on Windows Firewall that is already on This is so annoying and windows doesn't give an option for this specific ...
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The "No new notifications" notification happens even after I turn off notifications in Windows 11. How to turn it off?

I have turned off notifications in Windows 11. However, I still get the "No new notifications" popup when my mouse is near the right bottom corner. Occasionally, this is on top of the ...
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What is "curPopup" and why have I received a notification about it?

This notification just appeared, what does it mean and is it a virus? Windows 10 professional PC.
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How for an app to change its taskbar hover text or snapped window title?

What's the proper keyword for the line "how to change hover text tas..." in this image? For now let me temporarily call it snapped window title - SWT. At the same time, when we hover the ...
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How do I shrink the space in between the icons the tray icon panel on my taskbar?

How do I shrink the space in between each icon on the taskbar's hidden tray icon panel when clicking the angle button? Currently it looks like this: I want it to look something like this (...
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Tricks to emulating a Firefox fast-startup without using third parties?

(Windows 11) Firefox starts up significantly slow (when there aren't any windows already open) compared to Chrome and Edge, which seem almost instant. (I've tried without any add-ons/extensions, so ...
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System Tray Not Opening After Windows 11 Update

I recently installed the latest Windows update on my computer, and since then, I've been unable to open the system tray. Usually, I would just click on the system tray icon in the taskbar, but when I ...
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Triggering the Windows Notification Center? [duplicate]

How can I create a desktop shortcut to trigger the Windows notification center (the right notification panel)? I believe I have Windows 11 Pro. If not, is there a batch command for opening up the ...
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Stop the windows search bar (aka microsoft edge search bar tray icon) from auto-launching / starting at startup

On a recent windows 10 update this Microsoft Edge tray icon appeared: [ Clicking it opens this search bar that says "Search the web or type a URL": Windows 10 forums suggest disabling the ...
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Disable notification popup when resuming activity on Windows

Under Windows 11 (I guess the same applies to Windows 10 too, as the notification system is pretty similar on theese two) there is a notification system which enables popups when an event is happening....
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How to remove the reminder that a program is still running in the background?

When closing Skype (or another application that minimizes to the tray) I get every time the reminder In Windows 10 it was a one-shot reminder, after which the OS assumed that I can read with ...
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Windows 10 system tray icon (Skype) keeps getting hidden

I want to be able to always see the Skype icon in the system tray. I know of the setting in the task manager config (choose which icons should show, and I choose Skype to always show), but every few ...
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How to remove Windows 10-11 notifications on dismissing from screen?

When a notification arrives in Windows, it shows up on screen. Is there any way that if I dismiss that notification(via either swipping or using X sign) from screen then it also gets removed from the ...
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Open Windows Snipps to Desktop

I take screenshots using Windows Snipping Tool. The flow is frustrating: Win+Shift+S to open the tool. Take the screenshot. Snipping tool closes and Windows generates an alert. Open the Notification ...
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What is this arrow icon that briefly appears in the taskbar notification area?

I use Windows 11 and I have been noticing that an arrow icon appears for a few seconds in the task bar notification area then disppears again a few seconds later. Does anyone know what this icon is ...
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Right clicking system tray icons causes both taskbar and application menus to appear

We recently got new company laptops for remote work so that we could stop having to remote into our old workstations on site. Aside from the always on VPN software, and offline sync being configured, ...
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Windows 10/11 widget/system icon for a bluetooth device battery

Normally we often check bluetooth devices battery by this way: But it will be more convenient if we can see it on the system tray like laptop's battery: or have a 3rd party app display it like this ...
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Permanently remove an icon from Windows 11's notification area

Is there any way in Windows 11 to permanently remove an icon from the notification area? In settings, if I am not mistaken, you can only decide whether an icon will be directly visible or hidden ...
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Prevent Windows 11 from informing that an app is using a microphone

Whenever any app is using my microphone, Windows 11 alerts me about this by showing this icon in the tray bar: Is there any way to turn this alert / feature off (as I find it annoying)? Right-...
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Dismissing teams notifications from Notification area (of windows 10/11)

Applicable to windows 10/11 and Microsoft Teams users: Current way my teams notifications work: message comes up in notification area (windows 10) teams icon in taskbar flashes with number of ...
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Windows Notification Banner gets cut off - bug?

Windows 10 seems to consistently display it's notifications so large that they are cut-off and impossible to read. The close button also isn't visible, let alone clickable. This seems like a bug, but ...
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Windows 10: How to disable this notification?

This insanely annoying notifications keeps up showing up daily: How could I please disable it? I remember doing something with regedit about this, but it didn't work apparently. There is no such ...
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How to block all vendor-app notification and bottom-right corner pop-ups of Windows (11) Desktop?

They are very distractive. I want to totally silence apps running in the tray or background and prevent from from creating any windows or pop-ups unless I explicitly open the app. In short, when I am ...
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Hide some system tray icons uncollapsed

There are some icons that I never want to see in the notification area, for instance "safely remove hardware". How do I filter the icons I can see without the having the "expander arrow&...
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Disable "Slow Charger" warning in Windows

I have several laptops which support USB-C charging, and a 65W GaN PD charger. It's nice to have a compact power supply that works on a bunch of different laptops, even if it can't deliver the full ...
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Windows 11 how to ungroup network, volume and battery corner icons on taskbar tray

This is very annoying to me. Windows 11 groups the network, volume and battery corner icons on taskbar tray. Like show on the following picture: It also groups the interfaces of the respective popup ...
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How to create a scheduled task in Windows that will detect if an application currently has a system tray (notification area) icon?

I want to create a Windows 7 (64-bit) scheduled task to determine if an application currently has a system tray (AKA notification area) icon. The scheduled task can run a batch file, PowerShell script,...
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How do I change the space between system tray icons in Windows 10?

My system tray icon on Win10 suddenly becomes bigger. Originally, it is https://i.sstatic.net/FBVSS.png But now it is https://i.sstatic.net/AF4Mm.png Each icon occupies larger space (although they are ...
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Windows 10 notification buttons don't wrap

I'm setting up a new Windows 10 laptop, and I've found (strangely) that my notification area buttons are stacking vertically instead of wrapping to two rows. I dock my taskbar to the right hand side ...
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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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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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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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