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Windows 7: No Popup From Taskbar icons

19 Jun 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
No Popup From Taskbar icons

I have been having this problem for as long as i have Win 7, i think, but never gave it much importance, but now i am looking to fix it.

I do not receive popup notifications from the taskbar icons. For example, let's say my download manager has completed a download, it should popup out a notification balloon saying it has finished the download, but it does not happen for me. Softwares like uTorrent and OpenVPN becomes in accessible to double-click and are only accessible with the right click.

My brother has Win 7 too and he does not have this problem. How can i fix this? Below are my specs:

Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 @3.2Ghz
Gigabyte P965-DS3
ATi HD4850
Twinmos 3x1GB DDR2 800Mhz + 1GB OCZ 800 MHz
Zalman 9700
Creative Audigy2 ZS
Zalman 5.1 Headphones
250GB Seagate SATA-II 7200.10 8MB
Enermax 535W PSU


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19 Jun 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Click the up bar in the notification area -> then customize -> make sure the drop downs for your program doesn't say hide icon and notifications
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19 Jun 2009   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by redsoxm16 View Post
Click the up bar in the notification area -> then customize -> make sure the drop downs for your program doesn't say hide icon and notifications
Nope. For the icons i want to be shown with notifications, the settings are appropriately selected. I have checked all settings in that area, and there is nothing that would solve my problem.

Thanks for the quick reply.
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19 Jun 2009   #4

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mufaa View Post
I have been having this problem for as long as i have Win 7, i think, but never gave it much importance, but now i am looking to fix it.

I do not receive popup notifications from the taskbar icons. For example, let's say my download manager has completed a download, it should popup out a notification balloon saying it has finished the download, but it does not happen for me. Softwares like uTorrent and OpenVPN becomes in accessible to double-click and are only accessible with the right click.

My brother has Win 7 too and he does not have this problem. How can i fix this? Below are my specs:

Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 @3.2Ghz
Gigabyte P965-DS3
ATi HD4850
Twinmos 3x1GB DDR2 800Mhz + 1GB OCZ 800 MHz
Zalman 9700
Creative Audigy2 ZS
Zalman 5.1 Headphones
250GB Seagate SATA-II 7200.10 8MB
Enermax 535W PSU
This is too simple to be the problem but do you have all icons showing in sys tray?
Ken
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19 Jun 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

What builds are you and your brother running?
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19 Jun 2009   #6

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
This is too simple to be the problem but do you have all icons showing in sys tray?
Ken
Nope, not all icons. Just icons that i want to be shown with 'Show icon and notification' selected for them.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by redsoxm16 View Post
What builds are you and your brother running?
We are running RC build MS officially released a while back.
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19 Jun 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote:
We are running RC build MS officially released a while back.
Ok, i remember having that problem with utorrent in either the RC build or 7201.
Utorrent notifications are working just fine for me in 7260
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19 Jun 2009   #8

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by redsoxm16 View Post
Ok, i remember having that problem with utorrent in either the RC build or 7201.
Utorrent notifications are working just fine for me in 7260
But the problem is not for uTorrent alone. It occurs for anything that gives out a notification balloon, like USB drives plug in, failure to connect to network drives, etc.
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19 Jun 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Just saw this.
I don't have time to read through everything.
Check it out and let us know if it applies
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19 Jun 2009   #10

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by redsoxm16 View Post
Just saw this.
I don't have time to read through everything.
Check it out and let us know if it applies
Yes! That worked!! Awesome, thanks a lot man! Thanks a ton!

I download .reg file from the site and ran it. Log off and on again, and i now i can see the balloons. Cool. Thanks once again, man!

Thanks to all for the help! Cheers!
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