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Windows 7: Tray Icons - Some Help

22 Sep 2009   #1
Voodoo

Windows 7 - X64
 
 
Tray Icons - Some Help

Hi

Well I have had no issues till now with anything in Win 7 64Bit, but this has got me beat and is doing my head in. I have done a search and while I have found some things close, nothing really solves it.

Till this point Outlook and MSN Live Messenger ( occassional use ) did not have a tray icon. They simply existed on the Taskbar and went away when i closed it. Can't remember if i "hacked" it or what, they just didn't appear. Well today they came back in the notification area and will not go away.

I can set to "Hide icon and Notifications" in the "Customize Notification Icons" but they are still active "behind the arrow". Something has gone amiss. I know it's a small annoyance, but help would be appreciated.

My first problem and it's this, sad really!!

Thanks,

Greig


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22 Sep 2009   #2
Antman

 

I believe Messenger only min's to the systray when run in vista compatibility.

Windows Live Messenger - Taskbar or Notification Icon
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22 Sep 2009   #3
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

Outlook has an option on the tray icon context menu - also check that the shortcut is not set to start minimised
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23 Sep 2009   #4
Voodoo

Windows 7 - X64
 
 

HI

Thanks for the replies. This has not helped.

I may not have made it clear in the OP. I do not want these programs to show a tray icon at any time. They have not done so till now, and i cannot stop them now it's started.

Thanks again

Greig
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23 Sep 2009   #5
Antman

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Voodoo View Post
HI

Thanks for the replys. This hs not helped.

I may not have made it cler in the OP. I do not want these programs to show a tray icon at any time. They have not doe so till now, an i cannot stop them now it's started.

Thanks again

Greig
So, specifically confirm - by direct examination - that the conditions referenced do not apply.
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23 Sep 2009   #6
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Have you tried this?

1. Right click an empty area on the taskbar, click properties
2. under notifications area, click customize
3. click 'turn system icons on or off'
4. click "off" to remove the icon you don't want in the notification area
5. click ok, then ok again
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23 Sep 2009   #7
musiclover7

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Jacee.. that won't work as these are not system icons..
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24 Sep 2009   #8
Voodoo

Windows 7 - X64
 
 

Thanks for the replies.

@ Antman: I see i may have confused this! They start when the program is started and go away when the program is stopped.

Till the other day they did not appear at all, when program was running or not, they stayed off. I have changed no settings or updated anything, installed anything in the last week or so.


Greig
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24 Sep 2009   #9
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Voodoo View Post
Thanks for the replies.

@ Antman: I see i may have confused this! They start when the program is started and go away when the program is stopped.

Till the other day they did not appear at all, when program was running or not, they stayed off. I have changed no settings or updated anything, installed anything in the last week or so.


Greig
I believe that I know exactly what you want...

Here is the quickest route to fix this...

Right click the clock and choose Customize notification icons. Now you will see a list of all icons that have opened on the tray. For outlook choose the outlook listing and choose from the drop down menu "Hide icon and notifications". Rinse repeat for any additional things you don't want to show up. Make sure you hit okay to apply settings (I have a nasty habit of hitting the x in this window for some reason)
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24 Sep 2009   #10
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Same thing I said in my post above, but I was told it wouldn't work
We get to the same screen your way and mine.
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