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Windows 7: Problem with Windows System Tray

06 Aug 2016   #1

Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate
Problem with Windows System Tray

I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit on an Asus Notebook computer with Intel i7-2630 CPU.

This problem appeared 4-5 days ago. When I click the Taskbar arrow marked "show hidden icons" to see my system tray, instead of a small box showing the icons, I get a huge screen wide box which is mostly empty, and the message "Some notification icons can't be displayed. There is not enough room to show all of the items in your system tray. Please uninstall some programs or try a higher screen resolution."

Here's a screenshot of this message:

As you can see, there are only 16 icons in the tray, which used to fit a small 4x4 grid before this problem appeared. Now the box is the width of the entire screen and mostly empty, and it still complains about not enough space.

My screen is at 1920x1080, which is the native resolution of the LCD screen.

Does anyone know why this problem suddenly appeared?


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06 Aug 2016   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1

Hi xen9101, welcome to the Forum.

Your screen shot is a bit difficult to work out, but it looks like you have the Task Bar running vertically on the LH side of the screen. Is that correct?. If so, have you tried dragging it back to bottom again & see if all the icons are now displayed.

The amount of room on a vertical task bar is reduced substantially when compared to a horizontal one, (the ratio being 1080 versus 1920).
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06 Aug 2016   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Yeah, looks like you've unlocked the Taskbar and dragged it up to it's maximum height. Simply, move your mouse cursor to the top edge of the taskbar, click on it and hold down the left mouse button while dragging it back to normal. Then, right click on the taskbar and click on Lock the Taskbar.


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