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Windows 7: Pulsing system tray notification window

27 Dec 2013   #1
Atom

win7 64 Home Premium
 
 
Pulsing system tray notification window

When you hover over the system tray notification icon you should get a bubble that says "show hidden icons". I have one computer where this bubble pulses and sometimes, when I click on it to open the tray, it won't open.

This occurs with nothing running but windows.

How can I prevent this behavior?


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07 Jan 2014   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I'm not sure what you are asking but you can do this and see if it helps.
Start Orb and type in notification icon. Select notification icon. There might be what you are looking for.

This might help you.
By Brink:
Notification Area Icons - Hide or Show System Icons and Notifications
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07 Jan 2014   #3
Atom

win7 64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I'm not sure what you are asking but you can do this and see if it helps.
Start Orb and type in notification icon. Select notification icon. There might be what you are looking for.

This might help you.
By Brink:
Notification Area Icons - Hide or Show System Icons and Notifications
Not sure what Orb is, but none of the settings for the notifications or icons seem to have any effect on the pulsing
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07 Jan 2014   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

The Start Orb is the first thing on the taskbar (left side).
A circle (Orb) with the Windows Flag.


Does this pulsating happen at any other time or any other place?
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07 Jan 2014   #5
Atom

win7 64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
The Start Orb is the first thing on the taskbar (left side).
A circle (Orb) with the Windows Flag.


Does this pulsating happen at any other time or any other place?
Ok, well that just gets me to the control panel feature for customizing the notification tray and icons, which I've already been to. Changing those setting does not help. This does not occur anywhere else in the system or on any of my other Win 7 computers. It's a minor deal really; I just have to click on the notification tray two or three times and it will open. I use it a good bit because that's where my AHK icons are. It's not worth spending any time on; I was just hoping there was a simple setting that would fix it.

Thanks.
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07 Jan 2014   #6
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Have all your icons show in the notification area, and you`ll never have to worry about it again.
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07 Jan 2014   #7
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Well your AHK icons program just might be causing the problem.
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07 Jan 2014   #8
scr

1. Windows 7 Home Premium sp1 - 64bit 2. Windows 7 Pro sp1 - 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Atom View Post
When you hover over the system tray notification icon you should get a bubble that says "show hidden icons". I have one computer where this bubble pulses and sometimes, when I click on it to open the tray, it won't open.

This occurs with nothing running but windows.

How can I prevent this behavior?
If the only thing running is Windows maybe there is nothing to show.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Jan 2014   #9
Atom

win7 64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Well your AHK icons program just might be causing the problem.
I disable them and it still does it; other machines with same AHK code do not have the problem. It will do this on a fresh boot with minimal apps running.
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07 Jan 2014   #10
Atom

win7 64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by scr View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Atom View Post
When you hover over the system tray notification icon you should get a bubble that says "show hidden icons". I have one computer where this bubble pulses and sometimes, when I click on it to open the tray, it won't open.

This occurs with nothing running but windows.

How can I prevent this behavior?
If the only thing running is Windows maybe there is nothing to show.
Right now there are 9 icons in the tray and and the show hidden icons ballon is flashing 2 or three times a second when I mouse over it. Sometime the tray doesn't open when I click, so I just click a couple times more and it always opens. Like I said, not a big deal, but part of me just wants things to work the way they are supposed to or understand why they don't.
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