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Windows 7: Notification Area not shown

09 Oct 2014   #1
kotnig

windows 7 ultimate 64
 
 
Notification Area not shown

Dear W7-Specialists, I use programs which can only be controlled by the "tray icon". Unfortunately the notification area ist not shown. I set the registry key to

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer]
"EnableAutoTray"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer]
"EnableAutoTray"=-

without success. In the control panel I cannot click on "restore default". "Clock" ist working, but all other system icons are "greyed (blacked) out". The program icons are not shown (cpl) although the programs are running.

How can I get back the notification area?
How can I force the "tray icons"?
If Mr. Redmond does not allow me to display the icons: where can I find them in the system?

thank you very much in advance regards kotnig


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09 Oct 2014   #2
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Typically the setting for enable is 1 not 0. Have you tried setting the key value to 1?
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10 Oct 2014   #3
kotnig

windows 7 ultimate 64
 
 
Notification area not shown

Dear pbcopter, thank you for your advice. Changing this value to 1 does not change anything.
Regards kotnig
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19 Oct 2014   #4
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums kotnig. Try the reg file in Option One on this tutorial

Notification Area - Add or Remove

If no change, try running the System File Checker

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

A Guy
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19 Oct 2014   #5
kotnig

windows 7 ultimate 64
 
 
Ttay Icons are here again

Dear guy A,
the Reg-modification turned the notification area on.
Thank you very much
regards
kotnig
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19 Oct 2014   #6
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Great, glad you got it sorted You're welcome

A Guy
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