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Windows 7: System tray settings don't stick

28 Nov 2013   #1
decibelle

XP Home, Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
System tray settings don't stick

I have a lot of stuff going on in my system tray and I need to have certain icons displaying all the time and others hidden all the time, etc. So I change the settings, but they don't seem to stay that way no matter what I've done so far. Is there some way I can make this work better or is this an inherent bugginess?

Thanks,
Ellen


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28 Nov 2013   #2
AmericanPharaoh

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Hello decibelle,

Take a look here:

Notification Area - Add or Remove

Hope this helps,
John
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28 Nov 2013   #3
decibelle

XP Home, Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

If you are thinking that I'm not logged in as administrator, I am. The problem is that an occasional icon will not stay hidden when I set it to hide or will not always show when I set it to always show. Most of them behave the way I want, but it gets annoying when they don't.
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28 Nov 2013   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello decibelle,

If you haven't already, check the program's settings to see if it may have one of it's own to control it's system tray icon.

Some programs like an AV program may not always stay hidden no matter what you have set.
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28 Nov 2013   #5
AmericanPharaoh

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Take a look here, as well:

Notification Area Icons - Customize

John
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28 Nov 2013   #6
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

When I have trouble with the notification area I reset it using a batch file that I downloaded from here:

Notification Area Icons - Reset

It's important to reboot before making any modifications in order to show/ hide icons in the system tray!
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28 Nov 2013   #7
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnsmith45jock View Post
Take a look here, as well:

Notification Area Icons - Customize

John
John,

He's wanting to keep his notification area icon settings the way he had them set like below.
Notification Area Icons - Hide or Show System Icons and Notifications
He doesn't want to add or remove the notification area, OR to use a custom icon for one of the notification area icons.
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28 Nov 2013   #8
AmericanPharaoh

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnsmith45jock View Post
Take a look here, as well:

Notification Area Icons - Customize

John
John,

He's wanting to keep his notification area icon settings the way he had them set like below.
Notification Area Icons - Hide or Show System Icons and Notifications
He doesn't want to add or remove the notification area, OR to use a custom icon for one of the notification area icons.
The tutorial you provided should do the trick.

Thanks, Shawn!
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29 Nov 2013   #9
decibelle

XP Home, Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

The alert that tells you "this device can perform faster" will never stay turned off. It keeps popping up because I'm using a KVM switch and for some reason the system doesn't like where I have it plugged in, but I'm going to keep it there anyway because there's no problem. I keep setting the alert to "hide icon and notifications," but it immediately resets to "only show notifications," and what it actually does is show icon and notifications every time I switch back to my computer from the other computer. I cannot make it stay away. This happens in spite of my unchecking "tell me if my device can perform faster" in the box that opens up if I click on a USB icon.

Is there a way to disable at least this one message?
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29 Nov 2013   #10
AmericanPharaoh

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Try this to remove the pop up message.

Click on the balloon message to see a list of available USB 2.0 ports.

At the bottom of the This Device Can Perform Faster window, uncheck the box Tell me if my device can perform faster then close the window.

John
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