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Windows 7: Customize notification area bug.

09 Jun 2009   #1
elbeasto

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Customize notification area bug.

If you have an app that has/had a system tray icon, the option to hide it etc. remains in Customize Notification Area Icons after the program has been uninstalled.




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09 Jun 2009   #2
Robert Cartman

Windows 7 RTM x64
 
 

It's a very old bug!
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09 Jun 2009   #3
elbeasto

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Oh I see..Lol well it's a new bug to me, i've only been running 7 for a few days :-)
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09 Jun 2009   #4
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

There is an option in CCLeaner to remove these old entries

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09 Jun 2009   #5
elbeasto

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I used CCleaner to remove two reg entries for an offending uninstalled app, the problem still reamins.
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09 Jun 2009   #6
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Sorry,

Not clear in my first post

this actual option clears the cache as part of the normal cleaning

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09 Jun 2009   #7
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by elbeasto View Post
If you have an app that has/had a system tray icon, the option to hide it etc. remains in Customize Notification Area Icons after the program has been uninstalled.

Hello ElBeasto,

You can use the tutorial below to reset the notification area icons to remove the old icons from uninstalled programs.

Notification Icons - Reset - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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10 Jun 2009   #8
elbeasto

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
Sorry,

Not clear in my first post

this actual option clears the cache as part of the normal cleaning

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Hi barman, tried it with that box ticked in CCleaner and sorry to say it didn't work.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello ElBeasto,

You can use the tutorial below to reset the notification area icons to remove the old icons from uninstalled programs.

Notification Icons - Reset - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Thanks Brink but it's still there!
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10 Jun 2009   #9
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Hi elbeasto

Sorry to here that - it's always worked or me

Only proviso with this is you have to re-boot after applying this to make it work
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10 Jun 2009   #10
elbeasto

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

yeah I rebooted after trying both things
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