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Windows 7: Locking Notification Tray Icons


14 Apr 2010   #1

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 
Locking Notification Tray Icons

Since I use a Trackball mouse, often when I click on one of the icons in this tray, I will inadvertently move the ball forward slightly, in effect dragging the icon off the tray, which makes it disappear, It is then necessary to reset its behavior to show both icon and notification to have it return. One would think that having the Taskbar locked would prevent this, but it doesn't. Is there a setting somewhere that would?


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14 Apr 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

My husband did that with double clicking ... icons were moved all over the place.
I set the mouse to single click, and I/he doesn't that problem anymore.
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14 Apr 2010   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If you inadvertently dragged it into the (hidden) box, you can just drag it back from there into the notification area. No need to go into the "Customize" window.
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14 Apr 2010   #4

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
My husband did that with double clicking ... icons were moved all over the place.
I set the mouse to single click, and I/he doesn't that problem anymore.
I'm trying to remember where the single click option is set? I went through both the Control Panel mouse options and the SetPoint options and did find it. I have 8 icons visible in the notification area and 4 open on a single click, and 4 require double clicking.
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14 Apr 2010   #5

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
If you inadvertently dragged it into the (hidden) box, you can just drag it back from there into the notification area. No need to go into the "Customize" window.
Yes, I hadn't noticed that before. It does make it a bit less annoying.
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14 Apr 2010   #6
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Single click option:

Single-Click or Double-Click to Open an Item

Control Panel > Folder Options > General Tab, second listing
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