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Windows 7: Notification Area Icons - Reset

03 Jul 2016   #90
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hey Scoop,

Restarting the PC is for recreating the IconStreams and PastIconsStream binary values in the registry.

If simply running the pointer over them is working for you, then it should be fine for only orphaned items in the tray though.


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03 Jul 2016   #91
Scoop

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

10-4 That got it. Ran your .bat and it cleared the orphaned Icons. I just declined the "restart" prompt in the CMD dialog box.

Thanks & have a great 4th
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03 Jul 2016   #92
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome. Have a great 4th as well.
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05 Jul 2016   #93
kn00tcn

7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Scoop View Post
that I need to delete (using "Process Explorer", etc) before the scripts complete.

When I delete those script processes, as expected, the "orphaned" icons will remain in my System Tray unless I manually hover the mouse over them. Then they'll disappear from the Tray.

- Does your .bat job remove those orphaned Icons from the Tray?

- Do I need to restart the PC after running the .bat file each time, or can I run the .bat job anytime I need to delete orphaned Icons from the Tray without restarting the PC?

In other words, is a Restart required anytime I'd need to refresh the Tray (remove any orphaned Icons)?
why do you need to kill the process rather than sending some sort of quit command to them? (actually i'm not sure how doable that is, the same command that gets sent to open programs during shutdown)

they are orphaned due to the process being killed, not a clean way to exit

i assume they are simply in memory, so i bet restarting explorer.exe (whether that's logging off or rebooting or killing explorer) is all you need instead of totally clearing the cache in reg
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25 Sep 2016   #94
f23948

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit SP1
 
 

does it work in windows 8.1 with spring update?
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26 Sep 2016   #95
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by f23948 View Post
does it work in windows 8.1 with spring update?
Hello f23948,

Yes, it still works.
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26 Sep 2016   #96
f23948

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit SP1
 
 

thank you Brink
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27 Sep 2016   #97
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome.
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