Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Missing icons in notification area

07 Aug 2010   #1
crgibson

Win 7 HP 64bit w/SP1
 
 
Missing icons in notification area

Hello. Just started having a small problem with icons not showing in the notification area. The programs are running (or so Task Manager tells me), but I am unable to open a program that does not show its icon.

One program is SUPERAntiSpyware. I have it set to run a scan each night and I usually click on the icon the notification area to see results. Also use Karen's Replicator to backup some data each night.

The question is how do I get these icons back in place?

Thanks for any ideas and/or solutions.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

07 Aug 2010   #2
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Have you pinned SuperAntiSpyware.exe to the task bar?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Aug 2010   #3
gaz

Windows 7 X64 Bit
 
 
icons

Have you cutomized icon notification area yet??
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


07 Aug 2010   #4
crgibson

Win 7 HP 64bit w/SP1
 
 
Mr

Thanks for the quick reply.

Jacee - I don't want it pinned to the taskbar, I want in the notification area (next to the clock).

gaz - Yes. I clicked to show icons and notifications. No joy.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Aug 2010   #5
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Do you right click on the icon and run as Administrator? It should be in the task bar, running that way.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Aug 2010   #6
crgibson

Win 7 HP 64bit w/SP1
 
 

Jacee - The ONLY icon I have is in C:\Win 7\Program Files. There is nothing showing in the taskbar or anywhere else. The task manager/processor show the programs as running. The startup folder has the icons showing they are to start on boot up. Also WinPatrol shows both programs in it's start up folder.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Aug 2010   #7
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

If none are showing this cannot hurt, but may help
Notification Area Icons - Reset
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Aug 2010   #8
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

What happens if you end the process, then click 'new task' and restart it?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Aug 2010   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Did you look in the notification box behind the tiny arrow? You can, btw, drag icons between the box and the taskbar - both ways.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Aug 2010   #10
crgibson

Win 7 HP 64bit w/SP1
 
 

I can't drag icons from the taskbar to the notification area, nor the other way either.

I am going to try the "reset" of the notification area next. Will let you know later.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Missing icons in notification area




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Notification Area Icons - Hide or Show System Icons and Notifications
How to Hide or Show System Icons and Notifications in Windows 7 and Windows 8 The notification area is a part of the taskbar that provides a temporary source for notifications and status. It can also be used to display icons for system and program features that are not on the desktop. The...
Tutorials
Notification area icons missing, even after reset..!
Hello, My problem is some of my apps that starts with the system have an icon in the notification area (which i set to SHOW ALL) and suddenly few of them do not appear anymore, even after restart or caches cleaning. I found that using CCleaner and checking "clean notification area cache"...
General Discussion
Notification area icons
I installed "Core Temp" and then uninstalled using CP. I noticed I still had "core temp" listed in the notification area icons screen. Searched the registry for "core temp", nothing found. Ran CCleaner, no help. The notification area icons screen shows... "Core temp.exe" "Core 7: 58*C to...
General Discussion
Notification Area Icons.
Hi Folks, Can anyone explain why I'm getting the same icon (twice) for different items + 1 of them is incorrect.
General Discussion
Notification Area Icons getting more and more
Did someone of you allready recognized that even after uninstalling several programs the icon is still shown in the Notification Area Icons Options? Even when it was just one time used the icon is shown. Is there a way to delete those old entrys out of the Notification Area Icon...
General Discussion
Notification area icons
the icon besides the clock looks so bad i have no idea how to fix i took a pic for you guyz maybe u can help http://img697.imageshack.us/img697/9758/capturefk.jpg thanx
Customization

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:30.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App