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 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 ...
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Putting notification tray on multiple screens

When I am using multiple screens with Windows 10 is it possible to get the notification tray to display on both screens in extended display mode? For example like this Instead of this
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Fast, less steps way (preferably single step from system stray icon) to enable disable bluetooth in Windows 8.1?

Before I Win 8.1 in Win 7 I used to typically get a Bluetooth Icon in the System tray (courtesy of the MS or non MS driver stack). System Tray, the old way: It was quick, intuitive and straight ...
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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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Disable system tray links in Windows 10

I have a copy of Windows 10 Home which unfortunately is not able to be locked down like Enterprise/Pro or Education versions. I have some computers that I'm setting up for some students and there is ...
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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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is there a way to change a Notification Center Icons?

I would like to change the icon for one of my Windows Notification Center icons, it is in strong contrast to all of the others and a nuisance. Example Question How can I manually change this icon?
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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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How do I turn on the Volume system icon without uninstalling my audio driver?

I have the Realtek HD Audio Manager installed (it came as part of the "Realtek High Definition Audio Driver") on my Windows 10 system, and this means that it replaces the default Windows volume ...
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Minimize app WhatsApp in system tray / notification area

I am looking for a way to minimize WhatsApp (the official Windows app) in the system tray. I am using Windows 10.
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nm-applet doesn't use appindicator

I've been trying enlightenment as DE in Debian Jessie. Unfortunately, they dropped the xembed support in E20, so only libappindicator-aware applications show up on the systray. Theoretically, nm-...
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Old pop-up notifications in Windows 10

Windows 10 pop-up notifications are terrible and slow. Is there a way to replace them with old Windows 7/8 notifications? I'm pretty sure it's possible since I did pretty much the same thing for sound ...
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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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Getting taskbar with clock (notification area) on second monitor with Windows 10

My Windows 10 updated itself this morning and now the notification area (the rightmost part of the taskbar with clock) will only appear on the laptop monitor. The past several weeks it was happily ...
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Notification Icons on second monitor shows blank context menu

If I move my taskbar to my second monitor and right click any of the windows notification area icons (e.g sound and network connectivity) the context menu shows up blank, pictures below: Anyone know ...
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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 can I make Windows' system tray two rows instead of one?

My taskbar has two rows. First is the Quick Launch, second is for applications. But my system trays is showing the icons only in one row, which is taking too much space. Is there any possibility to ...
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Tray icon area is missing/invisible, icons locked on Windows 10

Since today I got the problem that my whole tray icon area is empty/missing/invisible. The only thing I see is the notification area icon and my locale settings: Interestingly, the icons are ...
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left Mouse buttons don't work - System Tray

I have a weird problem (running Windows 10). My left mouse button doesn't work on icons in the system tray and my right mouse button doesn't work in the toolbar. So for instance if I left click on ...
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How to disable “USB Device not recognized” notifications?

The notification says something like: "USB Device not recognized: One of the devices attached to this computer has malfunctioned and Windows does not recognize it." and it's very annoying. It ...
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How to show battery percentage on battery icon in task bar without hovering or clicking?

I want to show battery percentage on battery icon in the task bar. Currently it appears this way. I cannot see charge left percentage unless I click or hover over the icon. What I have in mind ...
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How to run thunderbird in system tray?

A similar question has been asked in ask ubuntu but I'm working on windows 7x64 so because of using the 64 bit architecture, it seems that I can't use this solution. Any other way? I have set my ...
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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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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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How can I make a certain program always minimize to tray?

I would like to be able to set a certain program to always minimize to the system tray when I click the minimize button in the title bar. I've found programs that would accomplish this using extra ...
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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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Showing network traffic status in system tray?

I can't find a way to show network traffic status (especially download) in Ubuntu gnome system tray. How can I achieve this? Thanks.
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How to permanently hide a hidden system tray icon in Windows 7 or Windows 8 or Windows 10

I have an application and it has a system tray icon. I don't want to display it. I hid the notification icon from settings, but it is visible with other inactive icons like the image below; But I ...
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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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Make old icon disappear from system tray automatically after SpeedFan restarts

@echo off taskkill /F /T /IM speedfan.exe start "" "C:\Program Files (x86)\SpeedFan\speedfan.exe" cls exit I use the above commands in a .bat file to restart SpeedFan automatically each time after ...
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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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Completely hide overflowed (hidden) items in taskbar

I have windows 10, and I'm trying to completely hide the things in the "overflowed" (hidden) notification icons. Here's an image of the startup programs: How can I remove all the items in the "...
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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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How to display caps lock status in Cinnamon's system tray?

In the system settings menu (under Applets) I have found BetterLock, but it doesn't work. Can this be fixed or is there another way to display caps lock status in the system tray?
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Turn off suggestions to upgrade to Windows 10 [duplicate]

How do I get my Windows 7 system tray to stop showing the Windows 10 upgrade symbol after every restart? Here's what it looks like: At every restart, I have to manually go in and set it to "Hide."
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Can I disable the “Disable apps to help improve performance” notification?

I've been running the released version of Windows 10 (x64) for a week now. Every other day or so, I get the following Security and Maintenance notification regarding "disable apps to help improve ...
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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 ...