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Windows 7: Notification area - wrong icons

13 Mar 2010   #1

windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Notification area - wrong icons

Hi Guys,

I looked into the Notification Area (pressed Customize...)
and found few weird things:

- it shows several programs that were uninstalled;
- some icons are wrong (belonging to other programs)
- some captions are incorrect

Example: the Security Centre has "power icon"
and the sign is: "scanning cookies 100%"

Is there a way to fix/refresh that?

Thanks in advance

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13 Mar 2010   #2

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

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13 Mar 2010   #3
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello BabaYaga,

Resetting the notification area icons may be able to fix this for you.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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13 Mar 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

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

Resetting the notification area icons may be able to fix this for you.

Hope this helps,
Shawn


Thanks Brink, I started to look for that tut earlier but got sidetracked and didn't find it.
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13 Mar 2010   #5
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

No problem. Anytime Ted.
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14 Mar 2010   #6

windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Hi Guys,

Thank you for replies

I used the advice by Brink just because it sounded "closer" to the problem I encountered since it was just the "Notification Area" went bananas
... and it worked perfectly

Probably the "resetting all icons cache" as seekermeister

suggested would do the trick too but it seemed to be for solving more "global" issues (I used the similar for XP in the past)

Both links saved into the local KB
Cheers!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Mar 2010   #7
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welome BabaYaga. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Mar 2010   #8

windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
You're welome BabaYaga. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted.
I got it sorted? - you got it sorted

Wait... I have some more Qs .. hehe!

I still don't like win 7 & will not fall in love with it for sure, but I like this forum already
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Mar 2010   #9

Windows 7 Home Prem x32
 
 

Thanks to all who started and posted in this thread, it's been useful to me.....cheers!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Mar 2010   #10
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello BabaYaga.



I'm glad you found a solution that worked for you.
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