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Windows 7: Task manager not shown in Notification Area

12 Jul 2010   #1

Task manager not shown in Notification Area

Hey there,

Have a question that relates to the taskmanager not showing up in my notification area/system tray.

When in use, it should show up in the notification area/system tray, yes? I have notifications set to show all.

The way I have it set up is there is a shortcut of taskman in my startup folder. The properties of the shortcut are to start it minimized. This way when the PC starts, the taskmanager is not seen/opened. The options in the taskmanager itself are to hide when minimized, minimize on use.

So the way it used to work was when the PC was started or rebooted, I'd have taskmanager running in the system tray. But for whatever reason it no longer does this. I've checked the shortcut settings of taskman in startup and everything looks ok. If I opened taskmananger and then minimized it, it would normally retreat back to the system tray. This no longer happens either, it just disappears.

The only changes made to how the PC starts up is, I have it auto-login into a password protected account and then the account enters the locked state before anything can be done. This way the PC is still protected, but I'm no longer waiting for things to load after entering my PW the old way. With it setup this way as soon as I enter my password from the Locked screen, everything has loaded and its ready to go much faster than not having it auto login/lock.

I have not tried to boot/startup the old way, but I wouldn't want to keep it that way even if thats whats keeping taskmanager from starting up in the system tray. Because the problem still exists that when taskman is manually opened with hide when minimized and minimize on use, it just disappears and doesn't show up in the notification area/system tray.

Any ideas?

Thanks, OEM

My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Jul 2010   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello OEM,

You might see if resetting the notification icons may be able to help.

Hope this helps,
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Jul 2010   #3


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello OEM,

You might see if resetting the notification icons may be able to help.

Hope this helps,
Thanks so much Brink, That did the trick. As soon as I restarted explorer taskmanager was shown in the notification area.

I've got to learn to sum up my posts better. lol
I type all that and you reply with one sentence and a link and walla, fixed! lol
Thats too Funny!

As Always, keep up the good work, much appreciated,
Your Friend, -OEM



It just so happens there were others missing I didn't even realize until reseting the notification area. Onenote was missing too.

Great little fixer-upper tool.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

12 Jul 2010   #4

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

LOL, you're most welcome OEM.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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