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Windows 7: Taskbar notification customization doesn't stick

24 Dec 2013   #1
coffent

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Taskbar notification customization doesn't stick

I've customized the Taskbar Notification Area innumerable times. The problem is I'll set certain icons to "Show icon and notifications", but a short time later they've reverted to "Only show notifications". Is there a way to get the customization to remain as I've set it, despite reboots, program launches and closings, etc.?


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24 Dec 2013   #2
indianacarnie

 

Shot in the dark here, but have you ran a sfc/scannow? It will check system files for any corruption and possibly repair them, just click on the link for a tutorial on how to do this. SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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26 Dec 2013   #3
coffent

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

Thanks for the suggestion. I tried it & indeed found some errors, but unfortunately it didn't fix the problem.
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26 Dec 2013   #4
coffent

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

Some more information to clarify/bound the problem. A specific icon is one that should be displayed whenever a macro launched by the software utility Macro Express Pro is running. I set the icon to "Show icon and notifications". Whenever I do so I get the message "This notification icon is not currently active. It will be shown the next time it becomes active." So the next time I run a macro the icon shows in the Notification Area as I've set it. This works for a while but after a reboot and perhaps at other unknown times the icon behavior will revert to "Only show notifications".

Is there some way of locking the customization so it won't change without user intervention? If not, is there a file or Registry item that could be changed that would set the icon behavior as if I'd gone through the manual process of re-customizing it?
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26 Dec 2013   #5
coffent

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

It appears that the problem is caused by the software. If anyone has suggestions regarding the two questions I asked immediately above, I'd appreciate them. Thanks.
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