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Windows 7: How to "repair" hidden/disappeared SysTray icons?

1 Week Ago   #1
pstein

win7pro 64bit
 
 
How to "repair" hidden/disappeared SysTray icons?

Occasionally it happens that most of my SysTray icons disappear resp. are hidden.

See attached snapshot

Whats wrong?

How can I let them re-appear (beside re-boot my 64bit Win7) system?

Peter




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1 Week Ago   #2
Paul Black

Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi pstein,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pstein View Post
Occasionally it happens that most of my SysTray icons disappear resp. are hidden.

How can I let them re-appear (beside re-boot my 64bit Win7) system?
Does this help => Notification Area Icons - Reset.
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1 Week Ago   #3
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I am blocked from pics, school firewall, are those also from the long grey bar (non-notification area)?
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1 Week Ago   #4
RoWin7

Win 7 Ult 64-bit
 
 

Am not blocked, don't see pics. He's talking about the systray to the right of the taskbar.
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1 Week Ago   #5
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

When notification icons misbehave, that's not an easy area of Windows to fix, unless somebody invented a way to do so :) I found a way to "mirror" (backup-copy) the long grey bar taskbar icons, thus giving me the easy way to bring them back onto that area, but, not the notification icons.
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1 Week Ago   #6
RoWin7

Win 7 Ult 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
When notification icons misbehave, that's not an easy area of Windows to fix, unless somebody invented a way to do so :) I found a way to "mirror" (backup-copy) the long grey bar taskbar icons, thus giving me the easy way to bring them back onto that area, but, not the notification icons.
Did you read Paul's directions?
The systray, now called the Notification area, is for programs running in the background, and the taskbar icons (presumably gray on your machine,) are only for visible windows.
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1 Week Ago   #7
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I see I did not word that well. Lettuce romaine accurate:
When notification icons in the SysTray misbehave, that's not an easy area of Windows to fix, unless somebody invented a way to do so :) I have not found any easy for that area.
Now, for the other area, the long grey taskbar holding "Pin To Taskbar" collection of icons, I found a way to "mirror" (i.e. making a backup-copy of) the Pin-To-Taskbar icons in that long grey bar, thus giving me the easy way to bring them back onto that area. If anyone wants to know, can spell out the recovery process.
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1 Week Ago   #8
RoWin7

Win 7 Ult 64-bit
 
 

(OT--I did away with the "Pin to taskbar" years ago. And though it's gray on your machine, on this machine it's green, and my other ones it's lavender, because I make my own color schemes. Better to just call it the Taskbar)

Back to Systray icons: I control them here:
Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Notification Area Icons
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1 Week Ago   #9
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, & Kali
 
 

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1 Week Ago   #10
Paul Black

Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

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