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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Show notification badges on small taskbar buttons?

Just updated Windows 10 to anniversary update and was very excited about new notification badges, only to find out that they only shown on large taskbar buttons...bummer! Anyone know any work around ...
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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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How can I “reset” or “restart” the Windows 10 Simplified Chinese IME when the 英/中 stops responding?

In Windows 10's Chinese IMEs there is a clickable icon in the lower right of the screen between the touch keyboard icon and the keyboard layout icon that displays 英 when you're in English input mode ...
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Resize Windows 10 notification area

For a long time, the windows notification area (aka, system tray) would stack icons 3 high, thus conserving real estate on the task bar. (Below in an example in XP). I just upgraded from Windows 7 ...
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Hide BitLocker “Unlock Drive” Notifications in Windows 10?

In Windows 10, when you mount an BitLocker encrypted drive (vhd in my case), Windows issues a notification prompting you to unlock the drive. Is there a way to turn off this particular notification? ...
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Xfce4 + AwesomeWM. Part of notification area in xfce panel is yanked by AwesomeWM notification area

I'm using Xfce4 with AwesomeWM (tiling window manager) - xfce takes care of updating, lets me quickly configure new monitor setups (dual head) and so on, while awesome is being awesome at managing ...
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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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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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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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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 to have Safe Remove icon in the system tray in Windows 10?

In my installation there is no Safe Remove icon in the system tray. It is not hidden, simply there is no such icon. (I checked in "Notifications & actions" and there is no such icon in the list, ...
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How to use a keyboard shortcut to raise application from system tray

I am trying to create a keyboard shortcut to raise an application that is running in the system tray (keepassx). I have tried xdotool but it does not work. xdotool finds the windows that match the ...
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How Can I Get the Tomboy System Tray Icon Back?

I'm running Linux Mint 17 with MATE, and while I have Tomboy (and can open it with no problem), it no longer adds a icon to the system tray when it's open. I also can't find an applet for it when I do ...
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Can't see the power options icon in the notification area

I've formatted my windows 8 64 bit laptop, and encountered the following issue: The power options icon won't show up. I tried adding it manually, but it shows the massage "This notification icon is ...
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“Safely Remove Hardware” icon keeps reverting to “Only show notifications”

I have the 'Safely Remove Hardware' tray icon set to 'Show icon and notifications' to save a mouse click when removing a USB device but every few weeks the setting reverts to 'Only show notifications'....
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Is there a way to group and hide tray/notification area icons in Ubuntu?

tray icons take a lot of space. is there a solution that is similar to windows 7, where the tray icons are grouped together and hidden? any other way to reduce the number of tray icons? one way i can ...
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How do i minimize evolution or xchat to the notification center (the mail)

Apps like Pidgin or Empathy can be reduced to the notification center, evolution or xchat can't, it need to have an another icon in the systray that i don't want.
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Windows 8.1 WLAN icon at taskbar not responding occasionally

I am using Windows 8.1. A strange problem i am facing from long ago since Windows 7. I have Intel Wireless N-1000 WLAN Adapter in laptop. Its working great and satisfactory for using WiFI networks. ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Can't display windows taskbar systray on second screen?

I have access to the actual task bar, what I am missing is the systray. The sound/battery indicator/Wi-Fi/show desktop buttons. They appear on my main screen but I would like them to be on my other ...
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How to hide (but keep enabled) Action Center icon from the taskbar

I am using Windows 10, and normally in recent Windows versions, I can hide system icons as well as app icons in the notification area (previously known as system tray). A little triangle button ...
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Windows 10 Apps, right-clicking on Taskbar icons, Start Menu/Search Bar and clicking Windows System Tray icons all fail

So in the middle of the day (worked fine in the morning), I come to find out that all the crap listed in my Title starts to happen. Internet Explorer 11 also doesn't fully function: some sites fail to ...
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What is the purpose of the airplane icon in my system tray?

My Windows 7 system tray has an airplane icon that I am not familiar with. When I hover over it, the tooltip says "Mode: High Performance": If I right-click on it, the menu says: Does anyone know ...
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Windows 7 - Identify systray icon process/executable and remove it

I know, I am aware. After a very heavy duty day I erroneously clicked on the wrong link and executed a fake installation on my windows 7 machine: CTA Download The installer eventually installed ...
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Network icon not showing up on the system tray

I'm not sure why but my network icon is not letting me connect to the internet because is doesn't exist. I tried to enable it but it is blacked out and is not changeable. This is on windows 7 ...
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Cannot enable Notification Area in Windows 7

In 64-bit Windows 7, I cannot enable the notification area in the taskbar at all. Every time I try to customize the notification and system icon settings, it says "Some settings are managed by your ...
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Can you change what time is “early” in iOS 8?

In the Notification Center of iOS 8 (and 7), you can see summaries for today and for tomorrow as well as today's schedule. In the tomorrow section iOS sometimes states that my day starts early. Is it ...
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Hidden Windows 8 taskbar button?

Whenever I double click this portion (between icon and expand arrow) of the Windows 8 taskbar, the network bar slides. Why is it so? Some kind of hidden function?
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Winternals Desktops and Outlook 2010 email notification

I am using Winternals/Sysinternals desktops.exe for multiple desktops. However, I just noticed that Outlook 2010 does not display the new mail notification on a desktop its not opened on. Can that ...
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Running applications dissappeared from windows tray (shows up in task manager)

I am talking about applications that are minimized to system tray (notification area) in Windows. Many a times I find that although Windows Task Manager > Processes show my application, I cannot ...
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How to access minimized program without re-enable the Windows 7 notification area?

I have disabled the notification area or system tray in Windows 7 using group police (gpedit.msc). Now all notification icons are gone. Now I want to access some application which Minimize to system ...
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How can I hide TeamViewer icon in taskbar?

I am unable hide the TeamViewer's icon in the notification area. I've tried "hide always" using the taskbar properties, but it doesn't seem to work. Is there a way to make it actually disappear?
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multiple system trays like virtual desktops?

there's software to give virtual desktops.. programs like virtual dimension, or virtuwin. but what about a program to give each desktop its own system tray?
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Maxi/minimizing active applications in system tray

This is a little hard to explain, so I'll try with an example. I have a lot of always active applications that have the feature which enables them to be minimized to system tray. Double click / or ...
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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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Task bar icon not showing, not in “Control Panel > Notification Area Icons” either

We use a program which runs in the notification area, its icon sitting there for as long as it runs, a bit like Dropbox does: PROBLEM: On thousands on computer it shows fine, but on two particular ...
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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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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 ...